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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  4 December 1987 (USA)
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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 ...
Mama Pappalardo / Spumoni
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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 ...
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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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show | death | prize | hitman | death row | See All (64) »

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Chuck Toedan Wants You ... To Die Laughing! 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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Gloria Sternvirgin: Who taught you to drive? Ian Fleming?
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Unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution, so don't try us, pal! See more »

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References Female Trouble (1974) 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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An (almost) forgotten stupid classic
15 August 2000 | by (Staffs, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is so stupid and it knows it is, and it's really funny, but not a lot of people know that. It may not win awards for it's production values or realistic acting but what it IS is damn funny! I mean where else do you find classic lines like "He's serving 65 & life for molesting a collie in front of a catholic school" or "If your head lands in the basket face up we'll give them $4,000!" answer, you don't! It's not big(production) it's not clever but it is so much fun. It's a bit like a troma release but with less of the gore (probably down to that stuff costs money) in fact I wish that troma owned it right now. My reason? Why because Troma's DVD output is fantastic when it comes to extras, but unfortunately Rhino(who is releasing this movie on dvd in america on the 10th of October for $10) has a very POOR reputation for disc quality and extras. I'm still going to buy it anyway because this is such a class movie.


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