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Destroyer (1988)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  April 1988 (USA)
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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 ... 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)
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Sharon Fox
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Pat Mahoney ...
Warden Karsh
David Kristin ...
Fingers
Vanessa Townsell ...
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Stanley Kirk ...
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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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'Anthony Perkins' replaced Roddy McDowall on short notice. See more »

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"3000 volts couldn't kill him…it just gave him a buzz."
9 January 2003 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Lyle Alzado is...The Destroyer. The box to this movie claims it to be an action/thriller. Nope, it's a slasher flick. It's also an April Fool's Day reunion for Clayton Rohner and Debra Foreman. The late, great NFL monster Alzado is a psychotic rapist and murderer who is executed minutes before a prison riot breaks out. After the riots are over, the prison is forced to close and Alzado's body is never found. Years later, Foreman, Rohner (sporting one of his famous haircuts), and Anthony "Psycho" Perkins are filmmakers shooting a movie in the famed prison. It all makes for an odd little slasher entry. I wouldn't say Destroyer's great, but it does have its moments of hilarity. It's just fun to watch Alzado go to work on people with an over-sized jackhammer...or to hear Perkins say the words "shower scene."


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