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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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Chuck Toedan
Robyn Blythe ...
Gloria Sternvirgin
Beano ...
Luigi Pappalardo
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Trudy
Mark Lasky ...
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Don Stuart
Kent Butler ...
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Shanna Shallow
Paul Farbman ...
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David Martinson ...
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Felicia Cavazos ...
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Esther Elise ...
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Jim Bruce ...
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Zachary Harris ...
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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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Chuck Toedan Wants You ... To Die Laughing! See more »

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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Chuck Toedan: Why are you here? You want me to proof-read your picket signs?
Gloria Sternvirgin: I wouldn't let you proof-read M&Ms!
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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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It Stinks
15 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Deathrow Gameshow takes a potentially hilarious premise and wastes it. It has a few humorous scenes interspersed with a lot of crud. A bit of satire, in this case, does not go a long way.

The film's low budget does it in. With a title like Deathrow Gameshow, you would expect a lot of funny death sequences. However, few of the deaths are actually shown on screen, probably due to the lack of a special effects budget. Instead, the film relies on scenes of a fat man chewing spaghetti with his mouth open for laughs.

Also, the acting plain reeks. The lead is boring, as is the supporting cast. The line delivery is amateurish and stilted. Only a few of the jokes, such as a reference to a character as a "human rectum," manage to survive.


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