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Savage Weekend -- Nicky (Christopher Allport), Shirley (Caitlin O'Heaney), Marie (Marilyn Hamlin) and two others travel to upstate New York for a long weekend vacation. Once at their destination they mix with Otis (William Sanderson), Mac Macauley, and some locals who offer supplies and tell strange tales. A masked killer arrives who is going to ruin this weekend with whatever weapons are handy.


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1979 (USA) See more »
You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND
Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Allport ... Nicky
Jim Doerr ... Robert Fathwood (as James Doerr)
David Gale ... Mac Macauley
Devin Goldenberg ... Jay Alsop
Marilyn Hamlin ... Marie Sales Pettis
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Shirley Sales (as Kathleen Heaney)

Jeff Pomerantz ... Greg Pettis (as Jeffrey David Pomerantz)

William Sanderson ... Otis

Yancy Butler ... Little Girl (as Yancy Victoria Butler)
Adam Hirsch ... Jeremy Pettis
Don Plumley ... Pool Player
Ben Simon ... Lumberman
Geraldine Chapin ... Woman at Bar
Rae Chapin ... Lumberman
Claude Paulsen ... Waitress at Bar
Robert T. Henderson ... Bartender

Directed by
David Paulsen 
John Mason Kirby (uncredited)
Writing credits
David Paulsen (writer)

Produced by
Claude Duvernoy .... associate producer
John Mason Kirby .... executive producer
John Mason Kirby .... producer
David Paulsen .... producer
Original Music by
Dov Seltzer 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Vidor  (as Zoli Vidor)
Film Editing by
Zion Avrahamian 
Jonathan Day 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Kean .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jane Landis .... boom operator
Rick Waddell .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Cohen .... assistant camera
Music Department
Dov Seltzer .... conductor

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:BPjM Restricted | Norway:18 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R

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Jeff Pomerantz acted in this film as a favor to his agent. Moreover, Pomerantz wasn't paid for acting in this movie for several years after it was made until it was picked up for theatrical release.See more »
Boom mic visible: Hanging very low into the shot as Jay is about to rip the bikini top off of Shirley.See more »
Movie Connections:
The Upstate ManSee more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat, 29 August 2006

Low budget "slasher" film of a very odd, sometimes interesting nature about a group of people going to upstate New York for the weekend only to find death. It seems that the man who owns the property there is building/restoring a boat - which otherwise does not figure prominently into the story. While some of the scenes are very tense and horrific, the film also has oodles of gratuitous nudity, a homosexual man flaunting it and sticking sharp objects into himself for no apparent reasons, and some really strange locals that make upstate New York look like Hillbilly land. The cast is made up of unknowns, but most of them are adequate in their limited roles. There is a bizarre sexual current throughout the film. The first "real" death doesn't come for almost an hour, so this isn't that fast-paced in any way. Yet, despite its inadequacies, Savage Weekend is not your average, run-of-the-mill slasher film. There are, as previously mentioned, some very shockingly filmed scenes. The basement scene with the saw being one EXCEPT for the resolution of that scene. The film has a hanging, a duel with a machete and a chainsaw, an impaling, and one individual is needled in the most extreme manner. What was that whole scene with the hook about?

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