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American Nightmare (1983)

A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

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Lawrence Day ...
Eric (as Lawrence S. Day)
Lora Staley ...
Louise
Neil Dainard ...
Tony
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Tina
Claudia Udy ...
Andrea
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Mark
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Dolly
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Fixer (as Mike Copeman)
Bunty Webb ...
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Tom Harvey ...
Hamilton
Paul Bradley ...
Motel Manager
Peter Lavender ...
Wally
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Tanner (as Marty Doyle)
Don MacQuarrie ...
Mugger
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A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.

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American Nightmare. Pray you never have one. See more »

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John Sheppard wrote the first draft of the script in twenty-four hours. See more »

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Well ladies find out what the real world has in store! That's secrets, greed, sex and murder!
10 February 2013 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie "American Nightmare" is one of the countless early 80's B thriller films that involves murder and sex mixed in to make it a watch. Something to watch to pass a little time anyway it's a note that Page Fletcher has a guest spot here this was just before he got his most memorable role on HBO's terrific "Hitchhiker" series. Anyway this is typical 80's B horror sex drama a man arrives in a city looking for his missing sister only to find that she was caught up in a world of underground staples like drugs, strip clubs and peep shows and even a sadistic murder who wants all of the girls dead. Along the trail of blood and scum dark secrets are revealed behind club doors and office doors. Look for Michael Ironside's turn as a cop overall good to pass time if you like early 80's B horror thrill films.


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