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Lucio Fulci (screenplay)
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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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Since this film was shot in English, it had to subsequently be dubbed into Italian.See more »
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
wanted to chop the Raymond Burr lookalike's hands off, 27 December 2009
Author: marymorrissey from United States

the detective in this film was forever grossing me out stuffing his face with shelled nuts, cracking them open with his teeth then scarfing them down, smacking his lips over espresso then using his finger to wipe the sugar off the bottom of the cup then sucking on it noisily. when he wasn't eating he was picking at his face. disgusting performance!

this film was so cookie cutter in terms of how there would be some scene to move the plot/story such as it was. then there would be a scene with weird lighting (who has all this darkness in their apartments for goodnessakes? everyone in NY evidently...) a noise would be heard, the person would caper about cautiously and then the ubiquitous Italian gloved hand of death would finally appear.

I resented having to turn the volume up and down cause I couldn't hear the dialog one moment then Keith Emerson's music would be blaring away . . . it wasn't fun to watch this movie.

the good part was the lampooning of crappy 80s choreography. the poor dancers had to run in place most of the time, tossing their kinky 80s locks back with a snap of their necks. it was about the crappiest dance performance I've ever seen both in terms of conception and execution.

another funny thing is that in counterpoint to the lights flashing on and off when people were about to be killed in the school as described in another review, for some reason when it came time to photograph the corpses, these huge klieg matrices were brought in that over lit everything and burned everyone out in just the same way, only the opposite. if that was supposed to be artistic it wasn't!

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