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1 January 1985 (USA) See more »
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Nasty slasher with some amusing moments. See more (56 total) »


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Matt Mitler ... Ed Jr.
Ruth Martinez ... Pam
Bill Hitchcock ... Ralph
Connie Rogers ... Sue
Frances Raines ... Linda
Morey Lampley ... Mike
Jack Chatham ... Jack Sr.
Ben Moore ... Cop
Trace Cooper ... Younger Ed Jr.
Pamela Weddle Cooper ... Mother
Jimmy Guthrie ... Bartender
George Sutton ... Gentleman At Bar
Steve Davis ... Student In Bar
Tom Outlaw ... Student In Bar
Pat Jordon ... Student In Bar
Hallock Cooper ... Cheerleader
Michelle Bach ... Cheerleader
Miriam Mason ... Cheerleader
Jennifer Price ... Cheerleader
A.B. Cooper Sr. ... Professor At Dorm
Jan Case ... Student At Dorm
David Bell ... Student At Dorm
Phil Collins ... Student At Dorm
Chris Sarosy ... Student At Dorm
Dee Clodfelter ... Student At Dorm
David Sledge ... Student At Dorm
Fred Tillery ... Storekeeper
Jenny Grice ... Storekeeper's Wife
Kay Case ... Woman At Store
Wendy Case ... Girl At Store
John Bode ... Deputy At Wall
Bruce Taylor ... Deputy Driver
Darryl Case ... Doctor
Andrea McLean ... Nurse With Doctor
Dail Lowery ... Nurse With Tray
Greta Groves ... Nurse At Door

Directed by
Buddy Cooper 
Writing credits
Buddy Cooper (written by)

Produced by
Buddy Cooper .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Minard 
Cinematography by
Peter Schnall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Mack 
Set Decoration by
Steve Davis 
Makeup Department
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects
Anthony Showe .... special makeup effects
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Garber .... first assistant director
John C. Kearns Sr. .... stunt driver


Additional Details

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86 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (cut) | Finland:K-18 | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)

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The movie's original title was "Fall Break", but it was changed to "The Mutilator" for its video release for marketing reasons.See more »
Ed Jr.:[while eating] That wasn't so bad.
Ed Jr.:That was.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »


What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Nasty slasher with some amusing moments., 13 February 2004
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Buddy Cooper's "The Mutilator" is just another decent slasher film.Of course the acting is completely awful and the film is extremely predictable and unoriginal,but the gore effects made by Mark Shostrom are excellent.There is a bloody decapitation,a pretty good pitch forking and death by chainsaw.The scene where the girl is impaled with a huge fish hook through the crotch is pretty nasty and gruesome,but not particularly explicit.Overall,I enjoyed "The Mutilator" and you should too,if you like gory slasher films.My rating:7 out of 10.Check it out.

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