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Blue Sunshine (1977)

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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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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12 May 1978 (USA)  »

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Adistaktoi dolofonoi  »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in just five weeks. 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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'Blue Sunshine' [soundtrack] performed by the Humane Society for the Preservation of Good Music See more »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Just In Time
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Music by Jule Styne
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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1983
6 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1976's "Blue Sunshine" was the second outing for writer-director Jeff Lieberman, following a solid success with AIP's release of "Squirm." Like Ken Wiederhorn, Lieberman hasn't gone on to direct that often (four horror features since), but by staying within the genre continues building the foundation for his growing cult. Unlike "Squirm," a straightforward tale of backwoods terror, "Blue Sunshine" is more of a thinking-man's picture, featuring a protagonist in Zalman King who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, behaving in the most guilty manner possible! It's certainly a challenge to warm up to a character described on screen as 'erratic,' but there are other compensations and mysteries that come together nicely for the fadeout. The title refers to a type of LSD available at Stanford circa 1967, and anyone known to have sampled it becoming irritable and homicidal after a decade's passing, preceded by their hair falling out. Among the cast, Robert Walden is a standout, funny even in a serious surgeon part, and Mark Goddard, enjoying a juicy screen role as a Senatorial candidate who knows more than he lets on. Ray Young ("Blood of Dracula's Castle") plays Goddard's bodyguard, smaller roles essayed by familiar faces such as Alice Ghostley, Stefan Gierasch, and Brion James (in one of his earliest films). Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater introduced me to "Blue Sunshine," which aired only once on Feb 12 1983, less than a year before its farewell broadcast.


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