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'Gator Bait (1974)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  3 June 1974 (USA)
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Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Claudia Jennings ...
Desiree Thibodeau
Sam Gilman ...
T.J. Bracken
Douglas Dirkson ...
Leroy Bracken (as Doug Dirkson)
Clyde Ventura ...
Deputy - Billy Boy
Bill Thurman ...
Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas
Don Baldwin ...
Pete Bracken
Ben Sebastian ...
Ben Bracken
Janit Baldwin ...
Julie
Tracy Sebastian ...
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Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch Desiree trapping 'gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben's dad and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence against her family. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Unless they get her first... she'll never let them out alive! See more »

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Down home southern fun
14 August 2005 | by (Somerville, Mass) – See all my reviews

Seems a lot of viewers really don't get movies like GATOR BAIT. It ain't great but it does deliver some back woods fun, with a low budget charm and terrific swamp locations. I'd say the acting is pretty good, especially the redneck family. The film's biggest failing is having Claudia Jennings the star and then mess her all up and never get her clothes off! The nudity comes courtesy of Janit Baldwin and she never looked better than she does here, although her outfits and hair style are completely out of place in the swamps. Also some comments mention rape, well, there is an attempted rape that never gets started before it is halted. This does result in a very unpleasant sequence, but no one gets shot in the stomach ( it's nastier than that ). While the movie has it's flaws ( the screenplay, Jenning's Cajun accent ) it is solid drive in style fun with an authentic, mud strewn setting and crazy, inbred southern rednecks fighting for their lives against an enraged, revenge seeking woman.


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