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1979 (USA) See more »
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You have been chosen. You are doomed. Prepare for.... SAVAGE WEEKEND
Plot:
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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Saturday Nightmares: Cut (2000)
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Cast

  (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
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Certification:
Germany:BPjM Restricted | Norway:18 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2006) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Film debut of Yancy Butler.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Hanging very low into the shot as Jay is about to rip the bikini top off of Shirley.See more »
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Referenced in Bloody Moon (1981)See more »

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Am I Demented for Actually Enjoying This?, 13 October 2012
Author: evanston_dad from United States

A group of well-to-do New Yorkers go on a weekend trip into the country and get picked off by a mask-wielding psycho.

There's a lot of plot exposition setting up one character in particular as the killer, so it's not much of a surprise that this person ends up not being the killer, and it's also not much of a surprise when we find out who the killer is, despite the moment being treated like a big reveal. The killings are far too tame to appease gore hounds, but there's plenty of nudity for those looking for it. The film's pretty entertaining, actually, the kind of bad movie that you can laugh at despite it's being so sleazy. There are numerous bizarre choices made throughout, like the inclusion of a snarky gay character who beats up two rednecks in a bar and has some sort of sexual dysfunction that's introduced but never developed, and a seduction scene that revolves around the milking of a cow.

No one in the film was recognizable, for obviously good reasons once you see them act, with the exception of the actor who went on to play Larry on the T.V. show "Newhart."

Grade: C+

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