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Destroyer (1988)

R | | Horror, Thriller | April 1988 (USA)
A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of ... See full summary »

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Susan Malone
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Lyle Alzado ...
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Tobias Anderson ...
Russell (as Tobias Andersen)
Lannie Garrett ...
Sharon Fox
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Pat Mahoney ...
Warden Karsh
David Kristin ...
Fingers
Vanessa Townsell ...
Bea
Stanley Kirk ...
The Cabbie
Bernie Welch ...
Officer Callahan
Robert Himber ...
Len
Eric Meyer ...
Foley
Kurt Hubler ...
Tommy
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A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but find that a certain somebody is disrupting their shooting schedule... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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The electric chair! To an ordinary man it's the end! But when serial killer Ivan Moser sat down...he was just getting warmed up See more »

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Shadow of Death  »

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'Anthony Perkins' replaced Roddy McDowall on short notice. See more »

Quotes

Russell: [on seeing Ivan dressed as a security guard/police officer] What's with the outfit?
Ivan Moser: It's a disguise!
Russell: Disguise from what?
Ivan Moser: From You!
[Attacks him with a Jackhammer]
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Kiss My Stinky White Ass
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Great Movie, Great Bad Guy !
16 March 2003 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Lyle Alzado did a great job as the mean Destroyer... Sadly, He died very early in his life and his acting career was shortened briefly... This may have been his best movie... it is truly one of my favorites.. No matter if it is considered a horror or a thriller , It is still scary to be chased by a 300 pound killing machine like Alzado. I wish they made a sequel. It would have been great to see Lyle Return once more as THE DESTROYER !!!!!!!


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