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Wacko (1982)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  January 1983 (USA)
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Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Harbinger
Mrs. Doctor Graves
Mr. Doctor Graves
Mary Graves
Michele Tobin ...
Tony Schlongini (as Andrew Clay)
Anthony James ...
The Weirdo (as Sonny Davis)
David Drucker ...
The Looney
Jeff Altman ...
Harry Palms
Victor Brandt ...
Dr. Moreau
Wil Albert ...
Dr. Denton


Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

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Comedy | Horror


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January 1983 (USA)  »

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The movie was notable for having a maniac murderer character who was pumpkin-headed by wearing a masked pumpkin and was nick-named "The Lawnmower Killer". See more »


[first lines]
Lawnmower killer: Death to all teenagers who fuck.
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Crazy Credits

Dick Harbinger appears one more time after the closing credits are over. See more »


References Don't Open the Door! (1974) See more »


Catch Us If You Can
Music & Lyrics by Rick Neigher and Chris Cote (as Chris Coté)
Performed by Avalon
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Just....mowing the lawn.
14 August 2004 | by (Mendocino, CA) – See all my reviews

My brother and I absolutely love this movie. So many quotable lines, so many wonderfully absurd sequences. We know certain sections of this picture verbatim and have even created a techno-track comprised of samples from the film.

My fave character is the psychiatrist Joe Don Baker brings into Charles Napier's office, Dr.Dick. What a classic. "If you piss him!" "You've inflicted emotional wounds which may take years to heal!"

Also Harry Palms, the school's "vice" principal "Look at him now....gentle as a lamb. And blank as a fart." and of course Joe Don Baker who is always a welcome presence to any picture. His rendition of Dick Harbinger, the cop who hasn't slept in 13 years, is simply sensational. "It's the 13th anniversary of the lawnmower killings. It's October 31st. 31 backwards is 13, it's Friday, it's Halloween, it's Prom Night. There's a crazy loose. I'm outta coffee."

It's certainly not a movie for everyone (ie. those looking for sophisticated, high-brow fare or well-drawn characters) but if all you're after is a good laugh then WACKO will do the trick.

It's not easy to find - I own a LaserDisc version which is pretty crummy quality and the VHS versions floating around have seen better days but you might occasionally run into this flick on TV late at night. I'll be one of the first to buy the DVD whenever it makes it's way to this shiny new format.

It's amazing how many "stars" Greydon Clark was able to assemble for this absurdist extravaganza. Andrew Dice Clay is memorable as Tony Schlongini - "Everyone's talking' about him, people that know him just love him, so if you're feeling down, or if you're feeling blue, this dude will make you feel super-coooool"

TONY SCHLONGINI - Owwwwwwwwww!

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