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Blue Sunshine (1978)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  12 May 1978 (USA)
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jerry Zipkin
Deborah Winters ...
Alicia Sweeney
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Edward Flemming
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David Blume
Charles Siebert ...
Detective Clay
Ann Cooper ...
Wendy Flemming
Ray Young ...
Wayne Mulligan
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O'Malley's Neighbor
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Lt. Jennings
Richard Crystal ...
Frannie Scott
Bill Adler ...
Ralphie
Barbara Quinn ...
Stephanie
Adriana Shaw ...
Barbara O'Malley
Bill Sorrells ...
Ritchie Grazzo
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Junkie (as Jeffry Druce)
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At a party, someone goes insane and murders three women. Falsely accused of the brutal killings, Jerry is on the run. More bizarre killings continue with alarming frequency all over town. Trying to clear his name, Jerry discovers the shocking truth...people are losing their hair and turning into violent psychopaths and the connection may be some LSD all the murderers took a decade before. Written by alfiehitchie

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murder | lsd | death | blood splatter | disco | See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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12 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Adistaktoi dolofonoi  »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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The voice of the O'Malley's parrot, who first says 'blue sunshine', was that of director Lieberman. See more »

Quotes

Edward Flemming: [grabbing Jerry] You dirty killer bastard, you!
Jerry Zipkin: I didn't kill anybody!
Edward Flemming: Like hell you didn't!
Jerry Zipkin: I didn't kill anybody!
Edward Flemming: Wayne! Get me Wayne!
Jerry Zipkin: You and Wayne, I'll get your Wayne! He's gone crazy from that acid you sold him, and so did your wife!
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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The Music of Love
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Composed and Performed by Diane Leslie
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Bald and deadly
18 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we are with yet ANOTHER fascinating and curious 'overlooked' obscurity from the 70's. It just never ceases to continuously amaze me how much originality and unique creativity came out of that decade. One overlooked film after another, the fact is, it was SUCH a creative and "pioneering" decade on SO many different levels, there literally was only so much room for the 'popular hits'. This was a curious film, funny, bizarre, crazy yet always interesting. A genuinely superb and eerie score by Charles Gross, which contributed much and deserves mention, as well as Zalmon Kings always interesting antics. King was an actor like no other, and this film is one like no other.


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