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Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
Lucio Fulci (story)
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April 1990 (USA) See more »
Save the last dance . . . for hell!
The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Olga Karlatos ... Candice Norman
Ray Lovelock ... George Webb
Claudio Cassinelli ... Dick Gibson
Cosimo Cinieri ... Lt. Borges
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ... Prof. Davis
Berna Maria do Carmo ... Joan
Belinda Busato ... Gloria Weston
Maria Vittoria Tolazzi ... Jill

Geretta Geretta ... Margie (as Geretta Marie Fields)
Christian Borromeo ... Willy Stark (as Cristian Borromeo)
Robert Gligorov ... Bert
Carlo Caldera ... Bob
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Steiner
Giovanni De Nava ... Hotel Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Buzzanca ... Janice (uncredited)
Al Cliver ... Voice Analyst (uncredited)
Silvia Collatina ... Molly (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Phil, the agent (uncredited)
Mickey Knox ... Phil, the agent (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Angela Lemerman ... Susan (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Steiner (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Frank von Kuegelgen ... Prof. Davis (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianfranco Clerici  screenplay
Gianfranco Clerici  story
Lucio Fulci  screenplay
Lucio Fulci  story
Roberto Gianviti  screenplay
Vincenzo Mannino  screenplay
Vincenzo Mannino  story

Produced by
Augusto Caminito .... producer
Gabriele Silvestri .... executive producer
Original Music by
Keith Emerson 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Pinori 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
Art Direction by
Mauro Passi 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
Costume Design by
Michaela Gisotti  (as Michela Gisotti)
Makeup Department
Franco Casagni .... makeup artist
Maura Turchi .... hair stylist
Production Management
Sergio Iacobis .... production manager
Piero Lazzari .... unit manager
Tullio Lullo .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Eros Giustini .... sound
Eliano Negri .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Appetito .... still photographer
Mariano Cafiero .... assistant camera
Silvano Tessicini .... camera operator
Guido Tosi .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sartoria Russo .... costumes (as Russo)
Editorial Department
Massimo Cataldo .... second assistant editor
Giancarlo Tiburzi .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Maurizio Guarini .... musician: additional keyboards
Other crew
Umberto Buffolo .... administrator
Nadia Chiatti .... choreographer
Pino Colizzi .... dubbing director
Camilla Fulci .... continuity
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director
Luigi Scardino .... administrator
Patrizia Zulini .... continuity
Vito Bruno .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza" - Italy (original title)
"Slashdance" - Europe (English title) (dubbed version)
"The Demon Is Loose" - USA (dubbed version)
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93 min
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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Lucio Fulci]The talent agent who speaks to Candice over the telephone about a background check he made on George.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fulci Talks: The Movies (2007)See more »
Not So InnocentSee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Flashdancing Death, 14 August 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Lucio Fulci's Murder Rock is often lambasted by both Fulci and Giallo fans; and although I can certainly see why, I've got to say that this film satisfied me personally and I won't hesitate to label it a successful attempt at blending the tacky eighties styling's of dance phenomenon's the likes of 'Flashdance' with the familiar styling's of the popular Italian Giallo. I'm sure Fulci thought he was on to a definite winner back in 1984 with all these popular elements in one film; and even though I'm not sure how they would have been received at the time, nowadays it stands up as an amusing slice of kitsch nostalgia. I think the director cared more about making a quick buck on this film than providing the mass with a piece of art, and this shines through in the convoluted, but not well put together plot line. As you might expect, the film centres on a dance academy. After one of the girls is found dead, the cops place everyone at the academy under suspicion and when the murders continue; the police are given more leads to eventually track down the perpetrator.

The main reason why this film isn't liked by many of my fellow Fulci fanatics is due to the fact that it's relatively bloodless in comparison to his other works. The likes of The New York Ripper and The Beyond show the director at his gritty, blood-dripping best...whereas the kill scenes in this movie hardly feature any of the red stuff. That being said, they are still rather sadistic, as the killer knocks his victim out with chloroform before puncturing their heart with, of all things, a hat pin. Still, it has nothing on the eyeball violence of Zombie Flesh-Eaters. The musical numbers are atrocious in true eighties pop style, while the dance scenes are rather boring and not what I tuned in for. Fulci does find time to implement some gorgeous visuals, and the blue tint that accompanies most scenes gives the film a certain sense of art. Even though many of the film's elements are not brilliant, I still rate this film as an overall success as it's entertaining and fun to watch, and even though there are too many filler scenes; the plot plays out nicely. It's not a major highlight either for the genre or for the director, but Murder Rock is still worth seeing.

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