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Rampage (1987)

Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

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Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A question of your life or death. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for scenes of strong violence | See all certifications »
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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Anklage Massenmord  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$796,368 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Biehn reunited with William Friedkin eight years later on Jade (1995) See more »

Goofs

After the doctor turns off the oxygen machine, he closes the girl's eyes. But, her eyes were already closed when they said she was brain dead. See more »

Quotes

Mel Sanderson: My God. This looks like brains!
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This film has no opening credits or title. Only the Miramax logo appears at the beginning. See more »

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Referenced in Nekromantik (1987) See more »

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A Rough-But-Interesting Look At The Insanity Plea
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warning: this movie is pretty grisly in spots, at least in the first half where the creepy character played by Alex McArhur goes on a couple of killing sprees. This film features a bit of an oddity: filmmakers actually opposing the "insanity plea," showing how it can be misused.

In this story, several psychiatrists are made to look corrupt and just plain stupid in parts. I also noticed a jab at Catholism in here as killings are shown in flashback as a mass is shown with the words "body of Christ" said over and over by the priest.

Overall, not pleasant to view in spots, and not super overall, but it does hold your attention and certainly brings up some good points. The screenplay and direction is by William Friedkin who did a number of interesting and controversial films.


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