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Deadbeat (1977)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  April 1977 (USA)
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When four degenerate thugs rape and murder a young waitress in part of their rape and murder spree, they are arrested, but get away with though a legal technicality. The brother of one of ... See full summary »

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Cullen Garrett
Polly King ...
Tracy
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M.J. (as Scott Lawrence)
Daniel Schweitzer ...
Johnny
Sam Moree ...
Curly
Jim Curry ...
Billy
Melisande Conaway ...
Johnny's Girl
William Kerwin ...
Detective Tom Garrett (as Thomas Dowling)
Rich DeMott ...
Ben Garrett
Alison Schlicter ...
Wendy Garrett
Mia Marchand ...
Second Waitress
Myraih ...
Bev
Melodee Spevack ...
Jackie
Steven Peters ...
Opa-locka Red
Robert Shields ...
Chief Henderson
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When four degenerate thugs rape and murder a young waitress in part of their rape and murder spree, they are arrested, but get away with though a legal technicality. The brother of one of the rape/murder victims decides to become vigilante and kill the four degenerates by himself. Written by Anonymous

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They're free, white and twenty-one, and don't give a damn about anyone! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Surprising take on a True Story
20 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When first saw this film, I caught it by accident while channel surfing, and I thought that the title alone was enough to give it a chance. The film starts off with a great moody song by the Bobby Fuller Four. The soundtrack is awesome. I soon had a revelation while watching; this was a film based on the Pied Piper of Tucson murders that took place in the late 50's early 60's. Fantastic dramatization of the event, some elements were altered, but that's to be expected, but the film is truly great . Funny, dark, disturbing, and interesting, just like the actual crime. My only hang up is that the film should be in B/W, I even turn the color off on my TV when I show the film to my friends.


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