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Northville Cemetery Massacre
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Writers:
William Dear (screenplay) and
Thomas L. Dyke (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
March 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The day that law and order went beserk...
Plot:
Mayhem starts when a gang of bikers is accused of a sadistic rape in a small town. | Add synopsis »
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Deserves notice for attempting to do away with biker film clichés and presenting a serious minded portrait of violence See more (21 total) »

Cast

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David Hyry ... Chris
J. Craig Collicut ... Putnam (as Craig Collicott)
Carson Jackson ... Deke
Jan Sisk ... Lynn
Herb Sharples ... John Tyner
Len Speck ... Armstrong
Beatrice Endahl ... Lady in Car
Harry Endahl ... Man in Car
Brooke Evens ... Hollywood
Jill Biggers ... Bride
Ward Clawson ... First Road Ranger
Richard Davis ... Second Road Ranger
Buzz Brown ... Part Time Judge
Audrey Speck ... Tina
Chuck Whaley ... Tiny

Terence McGovern ... Teddy (as Terry McGovern)
Kelly Burke ... TV Reporter
Fred Rex ... TV Cameraman
Ed Pieratt ... Chief
Eric Fisher ... Rookie
Jackie Harbin ... Waitress
Virginia Pieratt ... Nurse
Road Agents Motorcycle Club ... Rival Club (as Road Agents MC)
Ray Gardener ... Captain Freedom
Garret Albright ... Trucker
Howard Reeves ... Officer Piggins

Don Franklin ... Officer Fedorko
Charles Pearson ... First Hearse Driver
William Morrell ... Second Hearse Driver
Anthony Wyrock ... Third Hearse Driver
Pat Monks ... Pilot
Victoria Baue
Nancy Burek
Debbi Dipietro (as Debbi DiPietro)
Richard Duggan
Don C. Howell
Susan Kingsley
David Klim
Joe Pazzanese
James Tulas
Louis Westfall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nick Nolte ... Chris (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dear 
Thomas L. Dyke 
 
Writing credits
William Dear (screenplay) and
Thomas L. Dyke (screenplay) and
Jim Pappas (screenplay)

Phil Nyus (additional dialogue) and
Robert H. Dyke (additional dialogue) and
James King (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Marvin Lee Camp .... associate producer
William Dear .... producer
Robert H. Dyke .... executive producer
Thomas L. Dyke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nesmith 
 
Cinematography by
William Dear (photographed by)
Thomas L. Dyke (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Christa Kindt 
Jerry Wellen 
 
Production Management
Bob Fish .... post-production supervisor
Michael Kowalski .... production manager (as Mike Kowalski)
 
Sound Department
Jim Best .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Bragg .... location sound
James King .... location sound
Joel Moss .... dubbing mixer
Scott D. Smith .... sound mixer: additional sound
James G. Stewart .... dubbing mixer (as Jim Stewart)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Greenberg .... assistant camera
Robert Handley .... gaffer (as Bob Handly)
Terry Kelly .... assistant camera
Jim Wedlake .... still photographer
 
Other crew
Victoria Baue .... continuity
Dennis King .... production assistant
Robert Skotak .... production assistant (as Bob Skotack)
 

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Runtime:
Norway:82 min (heavily cut) | UK:86 min | USA:83 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (cut) | Norway:18 (video) (1980's) (cut version) | UK:18 | USA:R (re-rating) | West Germany:18 (heavily cut)

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Filmed in 1972, not released until 1976.See more »
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Referenced in Making of 'Timerider' (2013) (V)See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Deserves notice for attempting to do away with biker film clichés and presenting a serious minded portrait of violence, 14 February 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

"Northville Cemetery Massacre" isn't the ultimate biker film as the promotional material screamed. Both "The Wild Angels" and "The Born Losers" are much better films. Still, "Northville Cemetery Massacre" deserves notice for attempting to do away with biker film clichés and presenting a serious minded portrait of violence. The film has garnered some comparisons to both "The Wild Bunch" and "Easy Rider", and while its nowhere near as good as either of those classics, the similarities are definitely noticeable. If this had just been released five years earlier, it would probably have more of a cult following.

The film is uneven in quality. The pacing is pretty poor, as is the acting and dialog. Still, even with the horrible delivery, its easy to see that the screenplay has some social concerns on its mind and that is admirable (as opposed to the nihilistic cheap thrills of previous entries in the genre). The bikers aren't bad guys also and only at the end are they driven to violence. The action sequences are tense and manage to make the violence exciting without glamorizing it (similar to Peckinpah). There's also some attempts at satire and comedy that end up being surreal. "Northville Cemetery Massacre" isn't a drive-in classic, but is interesting for independent cinema fans. (6/10)

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