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Josh Becker (screenplay)
Josh Becker (story)
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Tagline:
...When Violence Demands Revenge.
Plot:
Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Robert Rickman ... Sgt. Walker J. Jackson
John Manfredi ... 2nd Lt. David Miller
Timothy Patrick Quill ... LCpl. Tim Tyler

Sam Raimi ... Cult Leader
Cheryl Hausen ... Sally
Perry Mallette ... Otis
Dandy ... Whisky
Rick Hudson ... Kennel owner
Pam Lewis ... Mom
Jim Griffen ... Dad
Theo Kruszewski ... Kid

Connie Craig ... Bald cult girl
Ivitch Fraser ... Young cult girl
Terry-Lynn Brumfield ... Sleazy cult girl

Ted Raimi ... Chain Man
Kirk Haas ... The Stabber
Al Johnston ... Big Biker
Chuck Morris ... Puke Biker
Scott Mitchell ... Madhatter
Glenn Barr ... Archer
Marek Pacholec ... Bat Man
Danny Merritt ... Mirror Shades
Scott Spiegel ... Pin Cushion
Saule Jackunas ... Van Girl
David Gernaey ... Van Guy
Robert Rook ... Jart Crazy
Bradley Kahn ... Begging Camper
Kevin Jackunas ... Brainless Marine
Dave Hutzley
Krista Manfredi
Jim Johnson
Steven Benson
Dan Nelson
Kirk Nolan
Ray Lacelle
Ray Ketchledge
Gary O'Conner

Gary Jones ... Shotgun Biker
Debbie Napoleon

David Kelly
Pam Becker
Aimee Majdi
Linda Quiroz
Allison Reed
Jenny Thompson
Barbra Spiegel
Randy Mann
Nick Snover
Joe Toupin
Matthew Taylor
Matt DeWan
Danny Quill
Tom Bruny
Paul Grabke
Alex Macalinden
Barry Kahn
Stanley Need
Michele Poulik
Fran Robbins
Dave Gibson
Sam Yee
Lam Ngoyen
Ngun-Truong
Sopha Ket
Hton Lorn
Chunli In
Hironao Sugiura
Bill Siegrest
Eve Nixon
Anna C. Webb
Kathryn Turnbull
Dwayne Hall
Dave Ivey
Paul Christy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Becker ... Hood Crushed Under the Car / Shot Cult Leader (uncredited)

Bruce Campbell ... Video Newscaster (uncredited)

Don Campbell ... Marine (uncredited)
Brian Schulz ... Jack Stryker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josh Becker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Becker  screenplay
Josh Becker  story
Bruce Campbell  story
Sheldon Lettich  story
Scott Spiegel 

Produced by
Arnold Becker .... executive producer
Pam Becker .... associate producer
Shirley Becker .... executive producer
Shirley Becker .... producer
Scott Spiegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
 
Cinematography by
Josh Becker 
 
Film Editing by
Josh Becker 
 
Casting by
Jolie Jackunas 
Brian Lawrence 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Spiegel 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Dietrich 
 
Makeup Department
Gary Jones .... special makeup
 
Production Management
David M. Goodman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann Belanger .... second assistant director
Sheldon Lettich .... second unit director
Danny Merritt .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Glenn Barr .... artwork
Steve Frankel .... carpenter
Jeff Ginyard .... carpenter
Michele Poulik .... props
Matthew Taylor .... carpenter
Chuck Winston .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound editor (as Bob Anderson)
Craig Boyajian .... first sound editor
Bruce Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Mike Hoogenboom .... first re-recording mixer
Mike Ionascu .... sound editor
Peter Kelly .... second sound re-recording mixer
Scott Mitchell .... sound recordist
Wendey Stanzler .... sound editor
Josan Wright .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gary Jones .... special effects
Brian Rae .... assistant special effects
David Wogh .... assistant special effects (as Dave Wogh)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Ginyard .... matte painter
Demaree Hoover .... titles and opticals
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brigette Alexander .... assistant camera
Brian Belanger .... key grip/assistant editor
Daniel S. Noga .... lighting director: murder sequence
Doug Smith .... road runner camera cars
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Poulik .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Paul Harris .... first assistant editor
Brian Papworth .... assistant editor
Bruce Schermer .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dennis J. Tini .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jeff Bourgeau .... production assistant
Mike Ditz .... stills and lighting consultant
Herman Goldsmith .... owner, joe's army/navy surplus
John-Bruce Jones .... production assistant
Doug MacGeorge .... production assistant
Pat Madji .... signs
John Manfredi .... bar fight choreography
Randy Mann .... owner, victory inn
Debbie Napoleon .... production assistant
Sweet Rosie O'Grady .... owner, irish pub
Marek Pacholec .... production assistant
Linda Quiroz .... production coordinator
Brian Rae .... production assistant
Todd Schaeffer .... production assistant
David Standerfer .... production assistant
Roger White .... special hair appliances
 
Thanks
Ron Teachworth .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was mostly shot in the garage and on the lawn of the house where director Josh Becker's long-time friend Bruce Campbell grew up.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After killing the Chain Man, Stryker cycles his Winchester rifle twice. The first cycle should have ejected the last shell fired, but no shell was visible.See more »
Quotes:
Puke Biker:Hop on.
[He is on a motorcycle]
Cult Leader:No... hop off!
[Stabs rider off motorcycle]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Stephen King's World of Horror (1986) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fly Little Bird FlySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Never touch the sacrificial fluids...okey dokey?", 30 April 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

"Stryker's War", a.k.a. "Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except", is solidly amusing low budget action nonsense that definitely delivers in the laughs department. In fact, it's silly enough for one to believe the filmmakers had their tongues firmly in their cheeks. It's admittedly rather rough, in both the acting and technical departments, but this adds to the appeal if you totally dig wild and wacky B cinema. From a story co-credited to Bruce Campbell, and a screenplay co-written by Scott Spiegel, Josh Becker directs this goofy fun flick that takes place in 1969, after young man Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz) has returned from Vietnam after an honourable discharge. He's soon visited by his wartime comrades, played by Robert Rickman, John Manfredi, and Timothy Patrick Quill. It's a good thing they're around, as soon Jack will go to war with a Manson Family type cult led by an absolutely priceless Sam Raimi in a hilarious hippie wig, after the cult murders Jack's good friend Otis (Perry Mallette) and abducts his old girlfriend Sally (Cheryl Hausen). While this remains agreeable viewing throughout, it might require patience on the part of some viewers to stick it out through the first half before we finally start getting to the really good stuff, with a lot of hysterical gore and sadism. These cult members are going to get what's coming to them, and THEN some. One can see that this is a labour of love for the filmmaking family including such talents as Raimi, Spiegel, Becker, and Campbell (the last having also worked in the sound department). Raimi's actor brother Ted also turns up as the goon wielding the chain. Clocking in at a reasonable 83 minutes, "Stryker's War" makes for good enough entertainment, no matter if it's not a particularly good film. It earns points more for its heart than anything else. There always is something appealing about watching something made on a low budget by people just wanting to make a movie and have some fun. Seven out of 10.

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