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Criminally Insane
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Nick Millard (screenplay)
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1975 (USA) See more »
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She's 250 Pounds of Maniacal Fury!
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An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Priscilla Alden ... Ethel Janowski
Michael Flood ... John
Jane Lambert ... Mrs. Janowski
Robert Copple

George 'Buck' Flower ... Detective (as C.L. Lefleur)
Ginna Martine ... Mrs. Kendley (as Gina Martine)
Cliff McDonald ... Dr. Gerard
Charles Egan ... Drunk Man
Sonny La Rocca
Sandra Shotwell ... Nurse
Lisa Farros ... Rosalie
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Directed by
Nick Millard  (as Nick Philips)
 
Writing credits
Nick Millard (screenplay) (as Nick Philips)

Produced by
Frances Millard .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Karil Ostman 
 
Film Editing by
John Lincoln 
 
Casting by
Harold Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Charles R. Fenwick 
 
Makeup Department
Gigo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ray Sikes .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Ronald Gertz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Bange .... still photographer
Francois Truchon .... camera operator
 
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Dave Cox .... continuity
 

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61 min
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Filming took five weeks in the Spring of 1973.See more »
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John:Come on Rosalie, you know that I love you.
Rosalie:If you love me so much, how come you beat the hell out of me?
John:Rosalie, I'm gonna tell you the truth for once, okay? You need a good beating every once in a while. All women do. And you especially. Okay?
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"I don't have $80...I only have $4.50!", 16 January 2007
Author: alanmora from United States

Let me open up by setting the mood for this one. When "Criminally Insane" was first released in the theaters there was a large, industrial sized scale placed in the lobby of selected theaters where it was shown and any woman weighing over 250lbs was admitted to the film for free! This should help set the mood for this poorly filmed, inept but highly entertaining horror-cheapie. The saving grace of this film is the hysterical Priscilla Alden (the 250lbs actress who plays the role of Ethel Janowski). She plays the lead character so dead pan that you cannot help but be entertained by her as she fries a pound of bacon at a time, cooks a dozen eggs, or toasts an entire loaf of bread! Food is actually a character in this film and it is Ethel's worst enemy. She kills 6 people in between stuffing her face with a half-gallon of ice cream, an entire box of vanilla wafers, or a dozen sweet rolls and when she runs out of ideas about how to conceal the bodies...she eats them! Meanwhile she is also the rudest woman you will ever come across, concerned only with her next meal as she spouts anti-semitic statements about her doctor and calls the grocery boy (whom she had just murdered) a "smart-alec kid". So grab yourself a gallon of ice cream and enjoy this 70's horror gem!

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