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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

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Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chuck Toedan
Robyn Blythe ...
Gloria Sternvirgin
Beano ...
Luigi Pappalardo
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Trudy
Mark Lasky ...
Mama Pappalardo / Spumoni
Bill Whitehead ...
Don Stuart
Kent Butler ...
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Shanna Shallow
Paul Farbman ...
Dinko
David Martinson ...
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Felicia Cavazos ...
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Esther Elise ...
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Jim Bruce ...
Featured Convict
Zachary Harris ...
Featured Convict (as Zach Harris)
Paul Bruno ...
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Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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show | death | prize | hitman | death row | See more »

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In the year 1991, contestants don't play for prizes...they play for their lives! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Death Game  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Luigi Pappalardo: Where am I?
Janitor: You're supposed to be in heaven.
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The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious, but wouldn't it be neat if they weren't? See more »

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References The Wizard of Gore (1970) See more »

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Deathrow Gameshow
Words and Music by Mark Pirro, Gregg Gross and Joyce Mordoh
Performed by Joyce Mordoh
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Not Good. Bad, in a bad way, not a good way
15 November 2008 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

There just isn't enough here. There a few funny spots, but not really enough. I was very disappointed because I love stupid movies. I was expecting this to be a hidden gem. IT WAS NOT. It was a hidden turd.

The whole time I was watching it I was thinking, "Geez, I could do better than that and I'm a moron". Don't believe the few good reviews. I was suckered in by them. At no point did I laugh at loud. Maybe this was funny or cutting edge in 1987 but man, it fell flat today. This movie had promise, it just didn't deliver on it. Maybe if they rewrote it a few more times. I cant fault the actors. They weren't the best, but they just didn't have much with which to work. This movie failed because of threadbare writing. SORELY disappointed.


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