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Cat Murkil and the Silks (1976)

R | | Crime, Drama | July 1976 (USA)
A street-gang member kills the gang's leader and blames it on a rival gang.

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(as John Bushelman)
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Eddie 'Cat' Murkil
Kelly Yaegermann ...
Claudine
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Joey Murkil
Rhodes Reason ...
Detective Harder
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Detective Lambert (as Douglas McGrath)
Meegan King ...
Marble
Don Carter ...
Bumps
Derrel Maury ...
Punch
Joe Renteria ...
Carlos Garvanza (as Joe Reteria)
Jackie Chapman ...
Miss Plimpton
Felicity Tagliabue ...
Mrs. Plimpton
Ruth Manning ...
Mrs. Murkil
Ricardo Militi ...
Moss
Gary Wild ...
Bright
Buddy Kling ...
Principal Leeds
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A street-gang member kills the gang's leader and blames it on a rival gang.

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From confidential police files... The Shocking Story Of Teenage Gangs See more »

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Crime | Drama

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July 1976 (USA)  »

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Cruisin' High  »

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This movie was filmed in Santa Maria, California. See more »

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Slow Down Baby
Sung by Hollingsworth
Words and Music by Mark Hollingsworth, Bernie Kaai Lewis, William C. Thomas
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Cheesy little tinpot delinquency flick still holds some relevance.
31 January 2006 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Okay....I suppose there was never a time when CAT MURKIL AND THE SILKS would have been called a good movie. It has become a camp-value mini-classic with its 30-year vintage, yet the subject matter at hand, although presented in a way we might see as naive today, retains significance in modern times.

No-good, scrawny little punk "Cat" Murkil is the unlikely leader of a honky high school gang who wreak terror on anyone standing in the way of their juvenile-delinquent hijinks. Pitted against gangs of other races from various parts of town, they find themselves in a revolving door of violent paybacks in a blood-soaked kiddie gang war.

With performances ranging from awful to adequate, and rather poorly paced, this low-budget curiosity piece is best viewed by patient bad movie fans. While far from the worst film I have ever seen(with a few pretty good moments), this ranks a meager 4/10, offered with hesitant charity.


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