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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
...
Slick
Candy Dee ...
Connie Phillips
Janel King ...
Ellen Peterson
Joanne Bruno ...
Bertha
Reed Johnson ...
Steve Foster
Jack Collins ...
Sheriff Tom Peterson
Marland Proctor ...
Deputy Carl
Christian Feazell ...
Young Wheeler
Paul Givens ...
Bo
Harold Grimmett ...
Band President
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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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A jewel of vintage Southern American Kitch
23 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is UNIQUE. Its so bad yet soooo good. Its rich with wondrous little moments found in no other film. And it has an authentic southern American quality that Hollywood often fails to capture. The vintage 70's south is crystallized perfectly in all its glory. This film is just plain fun for anyone with a discerning eye for tongue in cheek audacity. The characters are sharply contrasted against each other - very colorful, very animated, and the bad acting seems to do them a service. The main character, Wheeler, is the funniest/creepiest psycho ever. I mean, this guy is chock full of insecurity issues and they bleed right through the screen. If I ever met a guy this socially inept in real life I'd run away in a fit of giggle terror.


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