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Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Rickman ...
Sgt. Walker J. Jackson
John Manfredi ...
2nd Lt. David Miller
Timothy Patrick Quill ...
LCpl. Tim Tyler
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Cult Leader
Cheryl Hausen ...
Sally
Perry Mallette ...
Otis
Dandy ...
Whisky
Rick Hudson ...
Kennel owner
Pam Lewis ...
Mom
Jim Griffen ...
Dad
Theo Kruszewski ...
Kid
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Bald cult girl
Ivitch Fraser ...
Young cult girl
Terry-Lynn Brumfield ...
Sleazy cult girl
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Chain Man
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Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult let by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally gone, and her grandfather, Otis, used as a human dartboard, Stryker brings together his army buddies, gives them a stash of guns from under his bed, destroy an outhouse, and create a war zone not unlike Vietnam to destroy the evil cult. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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...When Violence Demands Revenge.


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13 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Blood Bath  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Distributor Irvin Shapiro decided to change the title from "Styker's War" to "Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except" to help sell the film to oversea markets. See more »

Goofs

When Miller is fighting in and around the white van, he fires 2 rounds from a single shot shotgun without reloading in between rounds. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Walker J. Jackson: My head hurts, my teeth itch, my feet stink and I don't love Jesus.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Little Bird Fly
Performed by The Rockets
Written by John Badanjek
Publisher-Conquistador Music, Inc.
Dynamited Mice Music c 1977
Tortoise International c 1977
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Satire of Vigilante Flicks
9 March 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except(1985) is an exciting and entertaining action flick. The style of the film and the action has the flavour of Hong Kong action films of the late 1980's. The opening scenes reminded me of the Vietnam prologue in The Exterminator(1980). The four marines behave like the goon squad in William Lustig's Vigilante(1981). The final twenty minutes drift into Last House On The Left territory. Sam Raimi does a good job at playing the cult leader. It is refreshing in the way it pokes some fun at the vigilante movies.


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