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House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
"La casa sperduta nel parco" (original title)

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Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

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Alex (as David A. Hess)
Annie Belle ...
Lisa
Christian Borromeo ...
Tom
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Marie Claude Joseph ...
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Gabriele Di Giulio ...
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Brigitte Petronio ...
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Karoline Mardeck ...
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Lorraine De Selle ...
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Alex, a psychopathic mechanic, rapes a woman in the park. Later, a decadent couple pull into his shop needing car repair. They invite Alex and his mentally challenged buddy to join them at a decadent suburban party. Once there, Alex amuses himself by tormenting and raping the guests... Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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David Hess was the first choice for Alex because he played a similar villain in The Last House on the Left (1972), which was a highly successful low-budget thriller. The makers of this film wanted Hess involved so much that they gave him half the rights to the film. See more »

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[first lines]
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The original US version of the film had Italian credits. Credits were translated for the UK and US DVD versions. See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Benjamin and Riz Ortolani
Performed by W. Charlie Cannon (as Charlie Cannon), Rosamarie D'Andrea and Patrizia Neri
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Hess + Deodato = guilty pleasure
19 August 2003 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

I cannot pretend to defend the shakey moral foundations that this film rests on; that said I love the rather thin output of Ruggero Deodato. His flick "Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man" is one of the best of the Italian Violent Cop Thrillers of the seventies... his Cannibal Holocaust is notorious all over the world, but of the Italian Cannibal flicks of the early eighties sub genre, it's rather well made and acted - for what it is. This is sloppy, like all of the Italian sleaze directors U.S films are (particularily Umberto Lenzi), but it has a sleazy charm despite all the chicks being no more than rape magnets. Gotta love David Hess' acting work from this period too; the guy is, um, unique looking, to put it kindly. Check out his website, he takes himself soo-oo seriously; do all actors think they're artists?


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