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Axe (1977)
"Lisa, Lisa" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  23 July 1977 (USA)
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Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Lee ...
Lisa
Jack Canon ...
Steele
Ray Green ...
Lomax
Frederick R. Friedel ...
Billy
Douglas Powers ...
Grandfather
Frank Jones ...
Aubrey
Carol Miller ...
Storewoman
George J. Monaghan ...
Harold
Smith Hart ...
Detective
Scott Smith ...
Policeman
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A group of three criminals on the run from the law, go about terrorizing the local townsfolk of a small community, before descending on an isolated farm which is home to a young girl named Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. After being sexually assaulted by two of the gangsters, she retaliates using an axe and a razor blade. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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At last -- total terror! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Because of the production's lack of film stock, much of the footage was shot without the option of re-takes. See more »

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Steele: Lady's sure got some nice melons, Lomax.
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California axe monotonous
24 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I bought this movie from my local video store for $3 out of the previously viewed bin. Thank goodness it was only three bucks. The movie looks like it's trying to be a much less graphic cheap imitation of "Last House on the Left" or "I Spit on Your Grave." The front cover of the box reads, "AT LAST! TOTAL TERROR!" However this movie wouldn't scare anybody. A group of guys force their way into a farmhouse where a girl lives with her paralyzed father who may also be a deaf mute -- who knows? I hope they didn't actually PAY a guy to sit in a wheelchair and stare off into space the whole time.


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