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Buddy Cooper
John Douglass (co-director)
Buddy Cooper (written by)
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4 January 1985 (USA) See more »
A vacation that became a nightmare. See more »
A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Mutilator (1984)
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Bluray Review: The Mutilator
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Blu-Ray Review: The Mutilator
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One of the best slashers PERIOD! See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Matt Mitler ... Ed Jr.
Ruth Martinez ... Pam
Bill Hitchcock ... Ralph
Connie Rogers ... Sue

Frances Raines ... Linda
Morey Lampley ... Mike
Jack Chatham ... Big Ed
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 
John Douglass (co-director)
Writing credits
Buddy Cooper (written by)

Produced by
Buddy Cooper .... producer
Neil B. Whitford .... associate producer
Original Music by
Michael Minard 
Cinematography by
Peter Schnall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Mack 
Set Decoration by
Steve Davis  (as Stephen Davis)
Makeup Department
Edmund Ferrell .... assistant special makeup effects artist (as Edmund P. Ferrell)
Mark Shostrom .... makeup supervisor
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects
Anthony Showe .... makeup supervisor
Anthony Showe .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Tamara Bally .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Garber .... assistant director
Walker Pearce .... assistant director
Art Department
Joseph DiRusso .... artist: main title
Judy Mahl Osborne .... property master
Sound Department
Edmund Ferrell .... assistant sound editor (as Edmund P. Ferrell)
Lawrence Loewinger .... location sound recordist (as Larry Loewinger)
Aaron Nathanson .... sound mixer
Lisa Schnall .... boom operator
Hughes Winborne .... sound editor
John C. Kearns Sr. .... stunt driver (as John Cleveland Kearn)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Anderson .... electrician
Edmund Ferrell .... grip (as Edmund P. Ferrell)
Richard Mauro .... best boy
Stephen McNutt .... first assistant camera
John Newby .... gaffer
Neil Novich .... dolly grip
Neil Novich .... key grip
Mark Pettersson .... camera operator
Michael J. Purbaugh .... dolly grip
Michael J. Purbaugh .... key grip
George J. Starnas .... grip
Mark Traver .... second assistant camera
Mark Traver .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Harpe Joyner .... wardrobe assistant
Pamela Weddle Cooper .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Edmund Ferrell .... apprentice editor (as Edmund P. Ferrell)
Hughes Winborne .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Minard .... music producer
Other crew
Cynthia Engler .... continuity (as Cynthia Engler Rolfe)
Linda Harpe Joyner .... assistant production secretary


Additional Details

Also Known As:
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (cut) | Finland:K-18 | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) (2016) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

The movie's original title was "Fall Break", but it was changed to "The Mutilator" for its video release for marketing reasons.See more »
Ralph:So my philosophy is, let's have some beer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scream (1996)See more »
Fall BreakSee more »


What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
One of the best slashers PERIOD!, 18 January 2005
Author: Jerry Nuckolls ( from United States

OK, pickypants, which slasher flick HAS a good plot/acting/script? Well, I'm waiting.... Yeah, that's what I thought. This is a straight up old-school stalk-and-slash entry with(imagined)child-killing, unrepentant nastiness, bad hair, and all of those things that made 80's slash-fests so bad they were good. This didn't have the budget of "the Burning" or "the Prowler", but it is an impressive effort nonetheless. Quintessentially American, by-the-numbers slasher that delivers the (gore)goods. ALL of the versions available are video-to-DVDR bootlegs, so don't spend a lot of money on this until(or IF...are you listening, Blue Underground? Synapse? Somebody?) someone comes up with a digital transfer. If the "fishhook(gaffe, actually)" scene lasts more than a few seconds, you are seeing the uncut version of this worthy entry into every gorehound's library. We're going' on a fall break(fall break)! P.S. why did they go swimming in a pool when the ocean is right there? who cares, "the Mutilator" rules!

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