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When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.

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Cast

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Cheryl
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Teddy
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Angel Childress
Dixie Harris ...
Grandma Childress
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Rhea Childress
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Clarisse Ethridge
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Richard Ethridge
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Stephen Ryder
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Lyle Striker
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Alex Colon ...
Younger Mexican Man
Joe Hernandez ...
Older Mexican Man
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Radio Preacher
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Ceil Ryder
Sherry Unger ...
Bar Floozy
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Storyline

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture. Written by Michael A Kortt <mkortt@une.edu.au>

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When this man gets up, be prepared to face the most powerful emotional experience of your life. See more »

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 February 1980 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tou Red Ryder  »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Medoff: The film's screenwriter and source playwright as a Faith Healer. See more »

Quotes

Customs Man: Do you have anything to declare?
Teddy: Two gallons of rum, and a considerable amount of cocaine!
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Connections

References The Gunfighter (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Away
Written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton
Performed by Tammy Wynette
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So real its scary!
12 June 2004 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I recall thinking this movie would be uninteresting when I first saw it on HBO back in 1984, but this in not the kind of movie I could forget about a month later. No wonder so many stage recreations have been done. The many characters are so identifiable, so authentic in their behavior. I have to wonder where the writers got their material. As one who was born and spent many years in west Texas, this is like a compressed version of many years of my life. Thank God, the extreme bad guys like Teddy are rare, but they do exist. I recall a guy like him who started a serious fire at the school during the summer. It's too bad that this movie is not available anywhere or ever shown these days.


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