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Strange Behavior (1981)

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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Brady
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Barbara Moorehead
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Pete Brady
Fiona Lewis ...
Gwen Parkinson
Arthur Dignam ...
Dr. Le Sange / Nagel
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Caroline
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Oliver Myerhoff
Scott Brady ...
Shea
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Donovan
Elizabeth Cheshire ...
Lucy Brown
Beryl Te Wiata ...
Mrs. Haskell
Jim Boelsen ...
Waldo
Billy Al Bengston ...
Felix Rowe
Nicole Anderson ...
Flying Nun
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Bryan Morgan
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Widowed John Brady is the Chief of Police in small town Galesburg, Illinois, where he has lived most of his life. His only offspring, Pete Brady, is a bright high school senior. John has been in turmoil since the suspicious death of his wife Catherine years earlier, which he always believed had something to do with her boss, Dr. Le Sange, who himself died shortly after Catherine's passing. Only recently has John and Pete's home life gotten back on track with John dating Barbara Moorehead, a waitress at the local hangout, she who has known John for some time. John's life takes a turn for the worse when he has to investigate the brutal slashing murders of four townsfolk in four separate incidents. A brief eyewitness statement to one of the murders before the eyewitness herself is murdered is the only substantive evidence. However, the three other victims were the sons of long time friends of his. Those three friends have a special connection to John's past. As such, he believes if the ... Written by Huggo

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17 June 1982 (Australia)  »

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Dead Kids  »

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The reason for Lou Christie's 'Lightning Strikes' playing during the offbeat party scene was it was a favorite song of writer Bill Condon. See more »

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References Batman (1966) See more »

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The Ritz
by Pop Mechanix
Copyright © Emcee Music
Reproduced with permission
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The Best Scene in a Movie Ever?
18 July 2005 | by (Carnival of Souls-ville) – See all my reviews

Overall, Strange Behaviour is a fairly lame sci-fi/horror hybrid with seemingly ordinary kids making a few bucks at a research facility and turning out a little bit...wrong. There are a few decent shocks here and there, but mostly it seems like there's just something missing - like the filmmakers lost part of the script on the way to the shoot and just went with it.

Cinematic ally, there's no real reason to watch it, but there's also no real reason not to.

However, our hero goes to a party (for no reason) and it's a costume party (for no reason) and eventually everyone breaks out into a synchronized dance to Lou Christie's "Lightning Strikes." That's quite possibly the greatest scene in a movie ever.


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