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25 April 1985 (Netherlands) See more »
I'll get you, I'll get you all. See more »
A kid is hypnotized by a scientist to kill his parents and ends in a mental institution. As a grown up he returns to seek revenge over the scientist. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Hurst ... Michael Tucker

Margaret Umbers ... Sandy
William Upjohn ... Lucas
Norelle Scott ... Jeannie
David Letch ... Spider
Geoff Snell ... Jannings
Gary Day ... Dr. Archer Howell

Bruno Lawrence ... Tex
Ian Watkin ... Bill
David Weatherley ... Professor Tucker
Tina Grenville ... Netty Tucker

Nathaniel Lees ... Jackson
Karam Hau ... Berry

Jonathan Hardy ... Ranji Gandhi
Norman Fairley ... Barman
Eva Radich ... Sister Scott
Judy McIntosh ... Duty Nurse
Ken Harris ... Janitor
Melissa Miles ... Nurse
Rebecca Saunders ... Nurse
Donna Oldmall ... Nurse (as Donna Oldnail)
Julie Cooper ... Nurse
Michelle Yates ... Nurse
Dianna Guthrie ... Nurse
Rochelle Lawrence ... Nurse
Deborah McKinlay ... Nurse
Rochelle Drumm ... Nurse
Angela Needham ... Nurse
Erna Larsen ... Nurse (as Erina Larsen)
Victoria Bogle ... Nurse
Betty Wok ... Nurse
David Parry ... Milkboy

Directed by
David Blyth 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Blyth 
Michael Heath 

Produced by
Murray Newey .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Nicholas 
Cinematography by
James Bartle 
Film Editing by
David Huggett 
Production Design by
Michael Glock 
Art Direction by
Robert Pearson  (as Rob Pearson)
Costume Design by
Barbara Darragh 
Makeup Department
Dorothy Anderson .... makeup artist
Bryony Hurden .... special makeup effects artist
Rosalind McCorquodale .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Lynette Gordon .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Grinder .... second assistant director
Bob Howard .... assistant director
Evan Jenkins .... third assistant director
Art Department
Mike Becroft .... art department assistant
Dave Cooke .... carpenter
Paul Keruse .... construction coordinator
Mark Robins .... art department assistant (as Mark Robbins)
Trevor Roe .... painter
Hugh Tennent .... props
Sound Department
Brent Burge .... assistant re-recording mixer
Don Connolly .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Don Connelly)
Mike Hopkins .... assistant dubbing editor (as Michael Hopkins)
David Huggett .... dubbing editor
Stewart Main .... boom operator
John McKay .... dubbing editor
John McKay .... sound effects editor
Susan Nemec .... assistant dubbing editor
Brian Shennan .... re-recording mixer
Steve Upton .... assistant sound mixer
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Selwyn Anderson .... special effects technician
Kevin Chisnall .... special effects supervisor
Steve Ingram .... special effects technician
Vera Mason .... special effects technician
Keith Pine .... prosthetics
Mike Vita .... special effects technician
Peter Bell .... stunt driver
Peter Bell .... stunts
Dave Brown .... stunts
Robert Bruce .... stunt coordinator
Robert Bruce .... stunt driver
Robert Bruce .... stunts
Dave Clark .... stunts
Alistair Douglas .... stunts
Timothy Lee .... stunt driver
Philip Thorogood .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Trou Bayliss .... key grip
Donald Duncan .... focus puller
Chris Graves .... focus puller
Craig Howard .... Steadicam operator
Steve Latty .... gaffer (as Stephen Latty)
Alan Locke .... camera operator
Simon Marler .... clapper loader
Brett Mills .... best boy
Pip Tocker .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Penny Maich .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Mairi Gunn .... second assistant editor
Anny Lowery .... assistant editor (as Annie Lowery)
Susan Nemec .... assistant editor
Location Management
Cathy Anderson .... location unit manager
Music Department
Mike Donnelly .... music engineer
David Jenkin .... musician: cello (as David Jenkins)
Peter Scholes .... musician: clarinet
John Ure .... musician: french horn
Other crew
Chris Carr .... production secretary
Penny Garland .... production assistant
Sarah Muir .... continuity (as Sara Muir)
David Parry .... assistant to director
Avril Stotl .... accountant (as Avril Stott)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Warmed Up" - Australia (original title)
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UK:78 min | New Zealand:85 min | Argentina:85 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:RC (original rating) (1985) | Australia:R18+ (re-rating) (cut) (1985) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1997) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1986) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | New Zealand:R16 (DVD rating) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Boom mic visible: At the beginning of the movie, when Michael's mother and father are watching the news in their bedroom.See more »
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pre Peter Jackson splatter, 11 April 2011
Author: trashgang from Midian

This one was made 3 years before Peter Jackson's Bad Taste and was the first horror coming out of kiwi-land New Zealand. So for the real collectors it's a must have and for somehow it wasn't that easy to find a copy of it. There are a lot of bad copies to find and even mine was a bad copy even as it was a DVD release. Is it worth searching, well, there's splatter in it but overall it bored me a lot and I had the skip button ready in my hand. If you see what Peter Jackson did 3 years later that is unforgettable but here the storyline is really stupid, it's all about the gore but again, made in 1984 it could have done much better. There's a bit of nudity in it but don't mentionable. If you are a hunter for splatters than you must have it in your collection or for being the first kiwi-horror. Don't expect some kind of eighties German splatter or Jackson splatter, just watch it and forget it.

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