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Wheeler (1975)

R | | Horror | 1975 (USA)
A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John King III ...
Wheeler
Herschel Mays ...
William Phillips
Christian Feazell ...
Young Wheeler
Candy Dee ...
Connie Phillips
Janel King ...
Ellen Peterson
Joanne Bruno ...
Bertha
Reed Johnson ...
Steve Foster
Jack Collins ...
Sheriff Tom Peterson
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Deputy Carl
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Slick (as Thomas Knight Lamey)
Paul Givens ...
Bo
Harold Grimmett ...
Band President
...
Barmaid
Henry Evans ...
Pool Player
Cathy Poole ...
Cafe Waitress
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A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his assistant must chase him while the hitman takes care of a few loose ends. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Film debut of Linnea Quigley. See more »

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[first lines]
Phillips: Boy, I'll pick you up about same time tomorrow, little before daybreak.
Boy: Yes, sir, I'll be ready.
Phillips: All right, maybe we'll catch some fish this time and we'll have better luck.
Boy: Yes sir.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) See more »

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Yesterday Was a Long Time Ago
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hot damn! a real feast for the senses!
21 June 2004 | by (austin, tx) – See all my reviews

whew! i just finished this tour-de-force of a picture show! there is most definitely no character in the history of cinema who stands as grand as wheeler. he has more moxie than a fox in a rat trap! nothing can complete with this character who enjoys some kfc at a local tavern while forcing the waitress to put on an alluring strip show. in addition, the soundtrack or "wheeler's theme" is the tops! i didn't know whether to laugh or cry, but i was certainly glued to my davenport! oh, and his pilgrim hat is the benchmark in fashion...i only i could find the store where he got that....! in closing, this moving picture show was fraught with thrills and chills...i nearly wet my trousers!


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