Rooster: Spurs of Death! (1983)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  1977 (USA)
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Stoke and his son Wyatt take their prize roosters to a cock fight, only to find deceit and cheating by a competitor has forced them to lose their winnings. On the way, Wyatt learns about ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Bicknell ...
Stoke (as O. Gene Bicknell)
The Texan
Amy Johnston ...
Tommy Madden ...
William Dial ...
Johnnie Collins III ...
Charles Fort ...
Claude R. Kirk Jr. ...
The Senator
John F. Eastman ...
The Sheriff
Hal Fontinelle ...
Mr. O'Malley
Mary Anne Van Vooren ...
Mrs. Strickle


Stoke and his son Wyatt take their prize roosters to a cock fight, only to find deceit and cheating by a competitor has forced them to lose their winnings. On the way, Wyatt learns about love from a runaway hooker and that maybe the "cocker" trade is not right for him. Written by Joe Arthur <>

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The Texan: Wyatt, who's the girl?
Melody: I'm a whore! Who are you?
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Slow-motion Cock Fights!
6 October 1999 | by (Fluid Lake, Indiana) – See all my reviews

You can't get much better than roosters fighting in extreme slo-mo while a dwarf (Tommy Maden as Chicken) looks on in eager anticipation. Such was the grand climax of this film! It's been years since I saw it but as I recall, the dialog was lame, the acting stiff, and character development non-existent. For all this, though, there was a laudable moment near the end where the roosters are fighting (again, in slow motion) with the typical early 80s sound effects. In a precursor to "Babe", the roosters are actually talking to each other as they fight. The lines I remember are "There's hippos in the kitchen" and "Wax the cat, Joel". I KID YOU NOT! And then there was this flashback sequence concerning the "conception" of Chicken, the dwarf, where his mother is attacked by a flock of roosters while browsing a selection of pigeon books in a local adult book store.

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