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Wacko (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | 7 January 1983 (USA)
Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

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Dick Harbinger
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Mrs. Doctor Graves
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Mr. Doctor Graves
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Mary Graves
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Michele Tobin ...
Rosie
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Tony Schlongini (as Andrew Clay)
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Zeke
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Weirdo (as Sonny Davis)
David Drucker ...
The Looney
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Harry Palms
Victor Brandt ...
Dr. Moreau
Wil Albert ...
Dr. Denton
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Chief O'Hara
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Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer."

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Comedy | Horror

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7 January 1983 (USA)  »

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The Last Horror Show  »

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Star Billing: Joe Don Baker (1st), Stella Stevens (2nd) and George Kennedy (3rd). See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Spoofs Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Catch Us If You Can
Music & Lyrics by Rick Neigher and Chris Cote (as Chris Coté)
Performed by Avalon
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See, they made dumb, funny comedies before the Farrelly Bros
5 September 2002 | by (Australia City) – See all my reviews

Parody of the first generation of US splatter pics works on about the level of a Mad Magazine parody, but one of the FUNNY ones. (You may have to be kind of old like me to remember those.)

Some veteran hams give it a kick along. Julia Duffy, (who was the snooty chambermaid who never did any work in the "Newhart" TV series set in an inn in Vermont)has exactly the right aloof/just don't care/not all there presence for the heroine here. Andrew Dice Clay has a great bit as the Vinnie Barbarino parody "Tony Schlongini". His theme-song/entrance is a case of 'once fingerpopped, never forgotten'.

Proudly unsophisticated comedy has the dual charm of complete conviction in its silly gags, and not pretending it's anything other than what it is. Very easy watch, with more than enough laughs to get you through.


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