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Death Machines (1976) Poster

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The original Asian killer was to be Kung Fu kata champion Eric Lee. But Sam Peckinpah had invited him to work on The Killer Elite (1975) shooting at the exact same time. So Eric took the smaller part of the karate instructor who's dojo is raided by the killers.
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The aptly named policeman Captain Green has a green face in the film by pure coincidence. His make-up under the fluorescent lights turned him green on film.
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The distributor decided to present it as a science fiction movie; the reason behind the futuristic poster of a tower building with teeth. The mastermind scene was also filmed and added to the start.
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The mysterious mastermind man was kept in the shadows in case there was a sequel and that another actor could fill the role if required.
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The director Paul Kyriazi was also a stunt driver in one scene as he did not want to put anyone at risk.
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The director Paul Kyriazi was tied down with a rope in the stunt car as it had no seat belts.
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Three of the movie's actors, Chuck Katzakian, Phil DeAngelo, and Ray Rustigian, performed together for years at a dinner theatre in Stockton, California.
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The actors who played the death machines all did their own stunts.
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The assassin with the rifle on the roof was a second grade elementary school teacher.
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This film was shot over the course of six weeks.
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The Italian restaurant was actually a set built in a warehouse.
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The scenes at the hospital were filmed in two days.
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