Skinheads (1989)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  8 August 1989 (France)
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A group of students traveling to California are menaced by a vicious group of skin-heads in the Colorado mountains. A WW2 vet living in the mountains comes to their rescue.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jason Culp ...
Brian Brophy ...
Liz Sagal ...
Amy (as Elizabeth Sagal)
Bill Kohne ...
Lynna Hopwood ...
Gene Mitchell ...
Dennis Ott ...
James A. Stunden ...
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Bunny Summers ...
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A gang of skinheads is wanted by the police after committing a series of brutal crimes in their hometown. While trying to lay low in a more rural area, they get into a fight with the owner of a truck stop. When two witness run off into the woods, the gang follows, intent on silencing them for good. Fortunately for the fleeing pair, they stumbling upon a survivalist (and World War II veteran) with no fondness for Nazis, traditional or Neo. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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8 August 1989 (France)  »

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Skinheads: The Second Coming of Hate  »

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Should have been more fun
10 June 2009 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

In this lame thriller, a group of half-wit skinheads kill four people at a diner then chase a deeply uncharismatic couple into a forest. It's all really quite amateurish. The skinheads could be OK villains if only they weren't so moronic and the plight of the heroes would be a lot better if only they were in the least bit interesting. But alas, no. What we end up with is an extended and somewhat tedious pursuit through a forest. There are a couple of cameos courtesy of an old grizzled woodsman and an extremely tame grizzly bear. It's not really all that entertaining but sadly I have seen much worse.

The soundtrack is provided by someone called Elvis Hitler and given the neo-nazi subject matter here, I sincerely hope that this is an ironic name. But in a film where the supposed most stupid member of the skinhead gang, 'Brains', is clearly only the second most stupid, anything is possible.

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