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Cat Murkil and the Silks (1976)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Kyle ...
Eddie 'Cat' Murkil
Kelly Yaegermann ...
Joey Murkil
Rhodes Reason ...
Detective Harder
Detective Lambert (as Douglas McGrath)
Meegan King ...
Don Carter ...
Derrel Maury ...
Joe Renteria ...
Carlos Garvanza (as Joe Reteria)
Jackie Chapman ...
Miss Plimpton
Felicity Tagliabue ...
Mrs. Plimpton
Ruth Manning ...
Mrs. Murkil
Ricardo Militi ...
Gary Wild ...
Buddy Kling ...
Principal Leeds


A street-gang member kills the gang's leader and blames it on a rival gang.

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The Silks... the most vicious street gang of all... led by the killer they call Eddie the Cat. See more »


Crime | Drama






Release Date:

July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cruisin' High  »

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


Slow Down Baby
Sung by Hollingsworth
Words and Music by Mark Hollingsworth, Bernie Kaai Lewis, William C. Thomas
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high school gangs -70s style
7 February 2004 | by (Vancouver BC) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie one hot August day in Seattle in '76. Was drawn by the lurid ad and the cheap matinee price. Instead of the chain wielding, snarling,figure on the one-sheet imagine how surprising it was to find out the lead actor was a skinny, blond-haired, blue-eyed pretty boy. The whole movie is clearly awful, the lead actor wouldn't cut muster in a high-school production and the others aren't much better including Steve Bond, latter of General Hospital and Canadian Doug McGrath of the classic Goin' Down the Road six years earlier. Understand that lead actor David Kyle became a missionary, a complete about-face from his role here.

The movie was no better than the usual drive-in fare being produced at that time but at least it's storyline, about high school gangs was a little more 'meaty' than the usual teen hi-jinks comedies of the time. A guilty pleasure? Not really, but at least it may have been trying to convey something about high school violence and dysfunctional families. Or not.

Incidently this movie was released on video under the title Cruisin' High which made it sound like either the typical teen hi-jinks comedy or set in a gay high school. Either way it was misleading since very little of the action takes place in a high school and the cruising involves gang rumbles.

May hold some interest to those who love movies of the time and the differing attitudes of today.

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