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God Told Me To (1976)

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A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

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Cast

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Peter J. Nicholas
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Casey Forster
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Martha Nicholas
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Elizabeth Mullin
Sam Levene ...
Everett Lukas
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David Morten
Mike Kellin ...
Deputy Commissioner
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Bernard Phillips
Sammy Williams ...
Harold Gorman
Jo Flores Chase ...
Mrs. Gorman
William Roerick ...
Richards
Lester Rawlins ...
Board Chairman
Harry Bellaver ...
Cookie
George Patterson ...
Zero
Walter Steele ...
Junkie
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Storyline

The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed. Written by Ørnås

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Demon  »

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Trivia

The newspaper scenes were filmed in the newsroom and press room of the Jewish Press in Brooklyn, NY. See more »

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A shadow from one of the crew, most likely the camera operator, can be seen on Peter and Casey in bed. See more »

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This motion picture is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Bernard Herrman. See more »

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Features Space: 1999 (1975) See more »

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Sweet Momma Sweetlove
Lyrics by Janelle Webb
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Performed by George Gentre Griffin
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Cohen at his best
14 June 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Larry Cohen the New-York based director (Q-The Winged Serpent , Black Ceasar , Stuff) brings us this oddity. The title was changed to Demon after most television stations refused to run the trailer for the film. A deeply religious cop (Tony lo Bianco) is involved in the investigation of a series of seemingly unrelated sniper killings in the New York area. His investigations however only start when he tracks down a sniper and is given the answer "God Told Me Too" , thats about all I can say without ruining the film and giving away one of the most effective plot twists in years. Andy Kaufman (Latka in TAXI) turns up as a kill crazy policeman at a parade, with lots of other surprises along the way this little known gem is well worth the hunt if you can get a copy on video. And with we have the best of all excuses to watch it.."God Told Me Too"


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