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April 1982 (USA) See more »
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Its mother conceived it... You won't believe it... See more »
Plot:
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Kevin Van Hentenryck ... Duane Bradley
Terri Susan Smith ... Sharon
Beverly Bonner ... Casey
Robert Vogel ... Hotel manager
Diana Browne ... Dr. Judith Kutter
Lloyd Pace ... Dr. Harold Needleman
Bill Freeman ... Dr. Julius Lifflander
Joe Clarke ... Brian 'Mickey' O'Donovan
Ruth Neuman ... Aunt
Richard Pierce ... Duane's Father
Sean McCabe ... Young Duane
Dorothy Strongin ... Josephine
Ilze Balodis ... Social Worker
Kerry Ruff ... Detective
Tom Robinson ... Thief in Theater
Chris Babson ... Casey's Date
Maria T. Newland ... Patient
Florence Shultz ... Nurses
Mary Ellen Shultz ... Nurses
Constantine Scopas ... Hotel Tenants
Charles Stanley ... Hotel Tenant
Sydney Best ... Hotel Tenants
Johnny Ray Williams ... Hotel Tenants
Yousef Abuhamdeh ... Hotel Tenants
Lubi Kirsch ... Hotel Tenants
Catherine Russell ... Hotel Tenants
Mitchell Huval ... Hotel Tenants
Pat Ivers ... Street Girls
Emily Armstrong ... Street Girls
Noel Hall ... Drep Drake
Bruce Frankel ... Second Detective
Russell Fritz ... Casey's John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Butler ... Casey Greeter #1 (uncredited)
Frank Henenlotter ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Henenlotter 
 
Writing credits
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Frank Henenlotter 

Produced by
Arnold H. Bruck .... executive producer
Edgar Ievins .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Maswick 
Gus Russo 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Torbet 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Henenlotter 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Clark .... hair stylist
Ken Clark .... makeup artist
Kevin Haney .... special makeup effects artist
Ugis Nigals .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Mort Tashman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome Horwitz .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Levent Bolukbasi .... assistant sound
J. Michael Muro .... assistant sound (as Jimmy Muro)
Peter Thomas .... sound
Emily Webster .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Frankel .... camera operator
Jonathan Sinaiko .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Linda Schubell-Sundlin .... assistant editor (as Linda Schubell)
 
Other crew
Peg Cornwell .... location coordinator
Ray Sundlin .... production executive
 

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Runtime:
91 min | Sweden:86 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Italy:VM18 (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R (1986 release) | USA:Unrated (original release) | West Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (video re-rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
In Casey's apartment, there are at least 7 smiley face items, including her nightie, a clock, a button by the window, and several others.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When O'Donovan is rummaging through Duane's room he finds Duane's money in a stack. Belial then kills him. Afterwards Duane returns and a cop searches his room and finds his money but now it's rolled up with a rubber band around it.See more »
Quotes:
Casey:[In the Bar] There's something I've been dying to ask you. What's in the basket?
Duane Bradley:My brother.
Casey:Your brother!
Casey:[Duane and Casey both laugh] What is he, a midget?
Duane Bradley:No, we're twins. Siamese twins
Casey:That's funny, you don't look...
Casey, Duane Bradley:oriental!
Casey:[Duane and Casey both laugh] So what happened? Somebody shrink him?
Duane Bradley:No, he's deformed. A freak, he looks like a squashed octopus!
Duane Bradley:Our mother died giving birth to us. He was attached to my right side. They wouldn't let us go to school or anything. They kept us hidden. We were the big family secret. everybody hated us, except our aunt. See, he likes the dark. He doesn't like to be seen, not even by me sometimes. And you know what else?
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Movie Connections:
References Da di shuang ying (1973)See more »

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What are the differences between the BBFC-18 VHS and the uncut version?
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of my all-time favorites., 22 June 2001
Author: Cowman (cowman777@hotmail.com) from The Mitten State, USA

A young man carries his deformed, mutant, Siamese twin brother around in a wicker basket on the streets of New York. The loud, yellow, stumpy creature is named Belial and, according to his brother, looks like "a squashed octopus". In the past, they've remained completely sheltered from the world by their compassionate but overprotective aunt. Now, after her recent death, the two decide to hit the big city for the first time and exact their revenge on the doctors that separated them during childhood. What's not to love about this movie? The story and script are thoughtful, scary, and darkly humorous. The character development is flawless: you actually begin to feel sympathy for the grotesque, rubbery entity and his bemused companion. The special effects and gore sequences are extremely well-done, considering the film's microbudget. Also, while the acting is indeed notably bad, that just adds to the camp value of the film.

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