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Twice Dead (1988)

The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Scott Cates (as Tom Breznahan)
Jill Whitlow ...
Robin Cates / Myrna
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Crip / Tyler Walker
Christopher Burgard ...
Silk
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Harry Cates
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Sylvia Cates
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Petie
Shawn Player ...
Stony
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Candy
Travis McKenna ...
Melvin
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Tina
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Pizza Boy
Janice Ehrlich ...
Policewoman
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Harry Cates, Sr. (as Bob McLean)
Richard Meadows ...
Potter
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The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground for a local street gang. But the gang is not all the Cates children have to worry about as Tyler's ghost makes it known he is not pleased with their intrusion. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Bons baisers de l'au-delà  »

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Some of the scenes shot on location at UCLA were filmed without permits. See more »

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When Scott and Robin are being chased in the hearse, a leather cap appears on Scotts head in one shot, and quickly disappears again. See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Twice Dead
Performed by Poor Saint Christopher
Lyrics by Christopher Burgard
Music by Christopher Burgard, James Steven Sharp, David Bergeaud
Produced by Eddie Delena (as Edward Delena)
Special thanks to T.M.F. Communications, Pat Siciliano & Robyn Rock
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"Twice" as dumb....
13 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

When your main exposure to a movie is at 3 a.m. on Cinemax, that's not a good sign.

So it is with "Twice Dead", the old "family-moves-into-a-haunted-house-and-battles-vicious-gang" plot with the only twist of having "Diff'rent Strokes" vet/parolee Bridges in the cast.

This hack job (get it? Yuk-yuk.) is so cheaply made as to have you believe the ghost in this house uses fishing line to levitate objects and that actors don't really need acting classes when there's the direct-to-video market. 'Nuff said.

Any good parts? The girl playing Tina (Spradling) was cute; too bad she plays her last scene electrocuted while astraddle her boyfriend (don't even go there).

Other than that, "Twice Dead" is dead on arrival; call the morgue.

One star, for Spradling's charms. Now playing in the discount bin at your local video store.


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