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Date with a Kidnapper (1976)

R | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1976 (USA)
A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Canon ...
Eddie Matlock
Leslie Rivers ...
Sandra Morely (as Leslie Ann Rivers)
Gladys Lavitan ...
Mrs. Matlock
Larry Lambeth ...
Hotel Clerk
Jim Blankinship ...
Bellhop
Charles Elledge ...
Old Farmer
Susan McRae ...
Daughter
Bob Martin ...
Man with Shotgun
Clonnie Baxter Strawn ...
Old Man in Chair
Skip Lundby ...
Blindman
Elizabeth Allan Burger ...
Birdwatcher - Lady Lush
Nancy Pselos ...
Blonde Barfly
Rusty Smith ...
Redheaded Barfly
Buck Kraft Sr. ...
Bartender
Mrs. Buck Kraft Sr. ...
Old Barfly
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A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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He only wanted the ransom - until he saw HER! [Kidnapped Coed version]

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kidnapped Co-Ed  »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frederick R. Friedel dedicated this film to his father Adolph, who was dying at the time when this movie was made. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening title says "Jack Cannon As The Kidnapped Co-ed." Jack Cannon plays the kidnapper. See more »


Soundtracks

You're My Little Baked Potato (But You're Alright With Me)
Written by George Newman Shaw and John Willhelm
Performed by George Newman Shaw and John Willhelm
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Rather Disappointing
29 January 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Kidnapped Coed (1976)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Criminal Eddie Matlock (Jack Canon) kidnaps Sandra (Leslie Rivers) so that he can hold her for ransom and get a major pay-down from her rich father. A couple goons have other ideas but Eddie and Sandra hit the road where their adventure leads them to a strange farm house.

KIDNAPPED COED is the second feature from director Frederick R. Friedel. As with his first film AXE, this one here was made in North Carolina on an obviously low-budget but unlike that film, this one here really doesn't have too much going for it. I say this because like that film this one here doesn't have too much of a story but while AXE was rather weird in its own way, this one here just plays out like a no-budget version of BADLANDS.

I will say that the best thing going for the film are the performances by Canon and Rivers. I thought both of them were quite good in their parts and it's really too bad that there wasn't more of a story for them to act in. For the majority of the running time the two are sitting, standing or laying around and talking about subjects that don't really move the plot and instead are just downright boring. At 75 minutes the film seems double that and by the time the ending comes you're already out of it.

I will say that other than the performances there is a really campy moment that happens towards the end with a farmer. I'm not going to spoil it but the dialogue and acting had my laughing extremely hard.


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