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Dead Beat (1994)

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In 1965, Rudy, a Midwestern high-school kid, moves to Albuquerque; lonely and friendless, he's attracted to Kit, slightly older, with a car, his own apartment, and spending money. Kit loves... See full summary »

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Kit
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Rudy
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Jimmy
Caleb Smith ...
Drunken Teenager
Casey Dixon ...
Heidi
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Donna
Wendy Gastellum ...
Cindy
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Martha
Vatsana Bilavarn ...
Ruth
Alida Gunn ...
Tammy
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Mrs. Kurtz
Jerome Zelle ...
Danny Kurtz
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Kirsten
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Aquatic Director
Rick Dubov ...
Liquor Store Clerk
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In 1965, Rudy, a Midwestern high-school kid, moves to Albuquerque; lonely and friendless, he's attracted to Kit, slightly older, with a car, his own apartment, and spending money. Kit loves Elvis and loves the ladies; plus, he's a complete phony: his tan is fake, he wears lifts, he lies to girls, and he pretends to care about Rudy. Kit also shares a dark secret with two other devoted followers, Jimmy and Martha. He meets his match in Kirsten, a spoiled rich girl who gives as good as she gets. When she and a younger cousin disappear, Rudy must choose between loneliness and the law. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and sociopathic behavior, including violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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1 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Except for the name changes, this is the story of real-life killer Charles Schmid, who murdered several teenagers in Tucson, Arizona, in the mid-'60s. See more »

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I Was a Fool
Performed by Roland Stone With Dr. John
Courtesy of ACE Records
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Great Film, Sticks to the truth.
9 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great Film. This movie is dead on. Everything except the names and location(says it takes place in New Mexico but the true story of Charles Schmid(aka Kit) took place in Tucson, AZ) is true and based on fact. The things that may seem funny or "dark comedy" actually happened. Yes, even the dream sequences that the real life person suffered from. It's all true, and that is why this is such a great film. Bruce Ramsay was the best, great performance, definitely his greatest achievement yet. Also, a little unknown fact: There are deleted scenes out there somewhere. One known of from the picture on the back of the original VHS release is the recreation in the film of the real event of Charles Schmid(Kit)unearthing the skull of his first victim after being arrested. Can you say DVD anyone???????????? Please, this desperately needs to be on DVD!


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