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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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Grandma 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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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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He's Gettin' Even with every woman whoever slapped your face - and every man who ever treated you like dirt! See more »

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1 February 1980 (Spain)  »

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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

Clarisse Ethridge: [to her husband Richard]
Clarisse Ethridge: I am NOT your added appendage!
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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No One Knows Better Than You
Written by Alan Gordon and Jack Nitzsche
Sung by Tammy Wynette and Freddy Fender
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Discomforting profile of a human wrecking ball.
2 February 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A greasy diner at the apex of a one-horse New Mexico town is the primary setting for one of the most unfairly critically savaged movies of the 1970s. Within this diner, a dangerously impetuous drifter reeling with post-'Nam hostilities(Marjoe Gortner)and his acquiescent, unassuming girlfriend(Candy Clark)subdue a number of people at gunpoint, and proceed to emotionally and physically terrorize them.

A raw and disconcerting rural American nightmare, RED RYDER was a target for much critical assault upon its initial theatrical release. While its certainly not without its peccadilloes(the supine staginess of its exposition, for instance), it does impart potent moments of nerve-rattling discomposure, and puts forth some penetrating and incisive character studies which are dramatically vitalized by an able cast.

All things considered, this is a blemished film worthy of reinvestigation which deserves some long-withheld acknowledgments.

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