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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
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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:
Cult Leader:You must taste blood to be a man!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Stephen King's World of Horror (1986) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love TransfusionSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Where are Ash and Spiderman when you need them?, 22 January 2008
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Like all the other reviews stated clear already, "Thou Shalt Not Kill … Except" offers more interesting trivia details than actual good cinema. The film is somewhat of a side-project of the "Evil Dead"-team; only the roles and duties were exchanged for this once. Bruce Campbell (co-)wrote and Sam Raimi (nowadays the acclaimed director of blockbusters such as "Spiderman") stars as a thoroughly depraved, sneering and serial killing gang leader. He's totally awesome in a tacky kind of way! That means Raimi is a downright lousy actor, but if you see him go over the top here and then subsequently picture him sitting in the director's seat of a $200,000,000 box office hit … it's just a priceless image! The plot is familiar revenge/exploitation camp but ever more violent, senseless and uncompromising than it is usually the case. Four buddies that fought side by side in Vietnam reunite in their Michigan hometown for some random hard-drinking, sex with minors and blasting the hell out of wooden outhouses with shotguns. Meanwhile, there's a murderous gang of bikers active in the area. They're self-acclaimed messiahs, already killed several entire families and always clad nightmarish messages on the wall in human blood. You know, lovely stuff like "The Bloodbath is Coming!" Real-life scum as practice-shooting targets were just what our 'Nam buddies needed and it even gets personal when it turns out that the gang killed Stryker's befriended bartender and kidnapped his high school sweetheart. The body count in this film is enormous and each separate killing is somewhat imaginative. Unlike most Vietnam-themed retribution/vigilante flicks, like for example "Rolling Thunder" and "The Exterminator", the avengers here weren't depressed, embittered or dehumanized after serving in the war. Quite the contrary, they love bringing up memories about their tour together and literally enjoy shooting up the enemy… ANY type of enemy! Much more than the other entries in this sub genre, "Thou Shalt Not Kill … Except" is a pure glorification of violence. The filming style is gritty and very cheap, the editing and sound effects are really clumsy and the forced "happy" ending is truly hilarious. In other words; pure & genuine exploitation that won't get appreciated by everyone, but if you like this kind of trash and/or you want to see the other - more secret - side of Sam Raimi, "Thou Shalt Not Kill ... Except" comes with my highest recommendation.

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