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Buddy Cooper
John Douglass (co-director)
Buddy Cooper (written by)
Release Date:
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 » | Add synopsis »
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Nasty slasher with some amusing moments. See more (56 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
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (cut) | Finland:K-18 | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

The film was released theatrically in two versions: first unrated, and later an R rated version.See more »
Ed Jr.:That's strange. My dad's battleaxe is missing.See more »
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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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