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Retribution (1987)

A Manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life.

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George Miller
Leslie Wing ...
Jennifer Curtis
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Angel
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Dr. Alan Falconer
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Dr. John Talbot
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Mrs. Stoller
Clare Peck ...
Carla Minelli
Chris Caputo ...
Dylan
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Lt. Ashley
Ralph Manza ...
Amos
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Johnny Blake
Harry Caesar ...
Charlie
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Joe Martinez
Danny Daniels ...
Rasta Doctor (as Danny D. Daniels)
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At Halloween George Miller jumps down from the roof of a hotel. But he's rescued and survives. In psychiatry the young Dr. Jennifer Curtis cares for him and gives him back his will to live. However he suffers from terrible nightmares. Back home, he discovers in the newspaper that his dreams, in which he forces other people to kill themselves in most cruel ways, seem to be reality. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's time for fear. It's time for terror. It's time for retribution. The time is now! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Retribution: The Ultimate Nightmare  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dr. John Talbot: You're suggesting your patient is possessed? By whom?
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African Herb Man
by Michael G. Ashley
© 1985 Produced by Halie Maskel
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Can't go wrong with Suzanne Snyder
22 March 2005 | by (north dakota) – See all my reviews

The plot centers around introverted artist George Miller, wonderfully portrayed by Dennis Lipscomb, who reminds me of a good friend in the military, and his failed attempt to commit suicide. The paramedics save him, but he acquires a link with the tortured soul of a hoodlum who was brutally murdered. This dampens George's new lease on life, with a courtship of a friendly prostitute, played by B-Movie Queen Suzanne Snyder. Every time George falls asleep, the tortured spirit tales control of his body, and exacts revenge on the people who killed him.

This is a very entertaining film with believable everyday characters. Dennis Lipscomb does a splendid job transforming himself from bumbling loser George to a possessed force of destruction.

Night of The Creeps and Killer Klowns From Outer Space star Suzanne Snyder, who owns the sexiest smile in cinema history, was sensual and caring all at the same time. This role allows Suzanne to wear some crazy looking, yet rather revealing hooker outfits.

I recommend this film to people who like a little substance with their horror, but keep in mind, there is plenty of gore to go with the superior genre acting.


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