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Director:
Writers:
Alan Smithee (written by) (really Allyn Warner) &
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Release Date:
28 April 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Go to Hell. See more »
Plot:
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Classic cheese See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lance Henriksen ... Detective Lucas McCarthy

Brion James ... Max Jenke
Rita Taggart ... Donna McCarthy

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Bonnie McCarthy

Aron Eisenberg ... Scott McCarthy
Thom Bray ... Peter Campbell

Matt Clark ... Dr. Tower
David Oliver ... Vinnie

Terry Alexander ... Casey

Lewis Arquette ... Lt. Miller

Lawrence Tierney ... Warden
Alvy Moore ... Chili Salesman
Zane W. Levitt ... Executioner
Stephen A. Henry ... Morgue Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meshell Dillon ... Little Girl

Greg Finley ... Tom Ippolito
Greg Kean ... Delivery Man

Directed by
James Isaac 
David Blyth (fired) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Alan Smithee (written by) really Allyn Warner &
Allyn Warner (written by) (as Alan Smithee) and
Leslie Bohem (written by)

Produced by
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
 
Film Editing by
Edward Anton 
 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... key makeup artist
David P. Barton .... special makeup effects crew: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
Jilliane Bennett .... assistant makeup artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
Mecki Heussen .... special makeup effects crew: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects artist: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group (as Gregory Nicotero)
Chris O'Flaherty .... special makeup effects crew: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
Sean Rodgers .... special makeup effects crew: Kurtzman, Nicotero & Berger Effects Group
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director: reshoots
 
Art Department
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Howard Berger .... special effects
Kit Cathcary .... special effects apprentice
Keith Claridge .... special effects technician
Ken Ebert .... special effects technician
Robert Kurtzman .... special effects
Greg Nicotero .... special effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Doyle Smiley .... special effects technician
F. Lee Stone .... electronics specialist
Richard Stutsman .... floor effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunt coordinator
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Michelle Linenberger .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... stunts
John Nowak .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Kelley .... electrician
Tony Varuola .... best boy electric
 
Transportation Department
Richard Rollison .... transportation coordinator
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R (Banned in Queensland) | Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 (DVD) (2004) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #29613) | West Germany:18 (cut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Movie was heavily cut for R rating. Not only that some scenes were cut down but also some scenes were removed completely to avoid getting X rating by MPAA. Although there is an European version which includes some extra gore and violent scenes, full uncut version was never released. Some stills show some scenes which were deleted and not included in any version of the movie; Bonnie's birthday scene where blood spills out of her birthday cake, scene showing Bonnie's dead boyfriend being torn in half, and scene where Lucas pulls his chest open and then his heart is shown.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Lighting equipment visible on the far left side of the frame during exterior night shot of the house.See more »
Quotes:
[to the various press and officials who have come to witness his execution]
Max Jenke:Glad you could make it!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Things I Have Done To Our LoveSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated cut and the uncut version of the movie?
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Classic cheese, 29 January 2007
Author: bish1974 from United Kingdom

I have to say I love this movie. I saw it on video when I was a kid. The man in the corner shop used to let me hire anything and he recommended it, thinking it would scare me so I would stop hiring 18 movies, but it had the opposite effect and began a life long thirst for gore and scares! The late great Brion James made this film something special, and I began my quest for spotting him in various TV shows and bit parts in movies. This is probably also the first time I saw Lance Henriksen in anything as a main character, and you have to love his work from Aliens (Bishop)to Millennium. I was shocked to see him in the little known 'Stone Cold' in 1991 where he played 'Chains Cooper' and showed us all what a really great character actor he has become. I was shocked to see Brion James had appeared in Chips and Dukes of Hazard, as I rarely missed it as a kid. I now find myself searching for those episodes so I can have a good old flash-back moment and imagine myself sitting 2 inches from the TV, mesmerised. If you haven't seen House 3, find it and try it out. Classic cheesy horror at its finest!

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