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The Weirdo (1989)

R | | Drama, Horror | January 1989 (USA)
After years of torment and torture, a disturbed young man snaps and takes out his frustration in particularly violent ways.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Burington ...
Donnie Raymond
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Jenny
Naomi Sherwood ...
Miss Martins
Lynne Angus ...
Lisa
John Rand ...
Rev. Cummings
Janet Roberts ...
Mrs. Cummings
Lynne Caryl ...
Ma Raymond
Carroll Oden ...
Mr. Cycil Price
Shawn Player ...
Nails
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Dean
Dennis Robbins ...
Vic
John Taylor ...
Bill the Counterman
Gina Carrera ...
Boots (as Julie Winchester)
Melanie Ewbank ...
Rhoda
Shari Michaels ...
Mother in Park
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Storyline

Donnie Raymond is a typical weirdo; a mildly autistic, shed-dwelling loner living in Los Angeles who is looked after by a kindly elderly woman named Miss Martins, who is his adopted mother. Lisa, Miss Martin's niece, comes to visit and is told to stay away from Donnie, who begins doing volunteer work at a local church where he meets an equally troubled teenage girl named Jenny, who becomes smitten with him and the two start a tentative romance. For the first time in his life, Donnie thinks that he has a purpose and is happy, but this is very short-lived. After years of torment and torture by his estranged mother, three neighborhood punks and their girlfriend, rejection and attempted eviction from the shed by Miss Martins, and scolding by the neighborhood cleric Reverend Cummings and the reverend's wife, the young Donnie snaps and takes out his frustration with society in particularly violent ways. Written by Larry B.

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Not just another love story...

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Drama | Horror

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January 1989 (USA)  »

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Donnie  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Andy Milligan filmed a version of this film in 1970 on Staten Island which remains unreleased and lost. It starred Michael St. Shaw playing the character of Willie, Melinda Dockery as Jennie and Maya Reid in a dual role as Willie's aunt and a nun. See more »

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Miss Martins: Be careful how you move with Donnie. He becomes easily frightened of any sudden movement. And never, never raise your voice to him or he might become violent.
Lisa: You mean he's dangerous?
Miss Martins: No, just different.
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One of the worst movies EVER made
28 March 2001 | by (Oakville) – See all my reviews

The Weirdo MUST go on everyone's top ten worst film list....It is simply DREADFUL! From the opening credits that read: The Weirdo-The Beginning!?????? to a hand chopped off by butter knife to the ludicrous plot? twist.....this movie is just abysmal! I laughed, then cried....I wanted to poke my eyes out with my very own butter knife! How this film ever got financed is anybody's guess...someone must have decided that spending five hundred bucks on crapola was better then burning it......They were wrong!


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