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

R  |   |  Drama  |  1 February 1980 (Spain)
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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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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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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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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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1 February 1980 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tou Red Ryder  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The 1973 "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?" source play was the first ever play by writer Mark Medoff to be performed in New York. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: [putting tape over Clarisse's mouth]
Teddy: I'm sorry.
Clarisse Ethridge: Are you?
Teddy: No, but I wish I was.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Performed by Andy Williams
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Excellent psychological thriller!!
15 April 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This unique psychological thriller is a decent adaptation of Mark Medoff's brilliant play in which a psychopathic Viet-Nam vet holds a diverse group of individuals hostage in an isolated New Mexico diner in 1968. He then slowly exposes each of the their fears, faults, desires and ulterior motives while challenging American ideals, morals and heroism in transition.

This rarely seen film's box office was marred its long title, difficult to market subject matter and lack of well-known stars. However, each of the half dozen or so actors turn in brilliant performances as their fascades are slowly torn down by the vet (played by former child evangelist, Marjoe Gortner) whose intuition and captivating rants are exceeded only by his intimidating demeanor, and mind-blowing innuendo - the crux of which is born upon Red whose James Dean persona makes him an easy target considering the timeframe.

Comparatively speaking, this film can best be be described as a darker, grown up version of "The Breakfast Club" although much more fascinating and thought-provoking.


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