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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 overview, first billed only:
Angel Childress
Dixie Harris ...
Grandma Childress
Rhea Childress
Clarisse Ethridge
Richard Ethridge
Stephen Ryder
Lyle Striker
Alex Colon ...
Younger Mexican Man
Joe Hernandez ...
Older Mexican Man
Radio Preacher
Ceil Ryder
Sherry Unger ...
Bar Floozy


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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Release Date:

1 February 1980 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tou Red Ryder  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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This movie has never officially been released on DVD [to date April 2014]. See more »


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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Performed by Andy Williams
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Easily one of my top five movies of all time.
6 July 2003 | by (Richmond, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Every actor and actress delivered powerful performances, especially Peter Firth and Marjoe Gortner. It was a stirring, disturbing plot that let you see the affect on people by someone who truly does not care for people or even himself. In fact he cares for nothing in the world. I would recommend it to anyone. If someone would get this movie on video, many more people could enjoy this work of art.

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