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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

R | | Comedy | 4 December 1987 (USA)
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:
Chuck Toedan
Robyn Blythe ...
Gloria Sternvirgin
Beano ...
Luigi Pappalardo
Mark Lasky ...
Mama Pappalardo / Spumoni
Bill Whitehead ...
Kent Butler ...
Stage Manager
Shanna Shallow
Paul Farbman ...
David Martinson ...
Felicia Cavazos ...
Esther Elise ...
Jim Bruce ...
Featured Convict
Zachary Harris ...
Featured Convict (as Zach Harris)
Paul Bruno ...
Featured Convict


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 All (64) »


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




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Release Date:

4 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death Game  »

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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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Key locater of missing items - Matt Gulbin See more »


References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »


Deathrow Gameshow
Words and Music by Mark Pirro, Gregg Gross and Joyce Mordoh
Performed by Joyce Mordoh
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Funny premise but lacks in many departments.
14 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Deathrow Gameshow is a bad movie that has a funny concept. Unfortunately, the film-makers decided on using a lame script, bad actors and a cheap budget when they made this flick. Well, it was kinda funny is a trashy sort of way. I enjoyed it when I was 13 years old. Oh well, maybe somebody will pick up the concept and maybe they could do a better job. One could hope.

Recommended for it's dark humor.


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