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The Mutilator (1984) Poster

(1984)

Trivia

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In the script Big Ed was suppose to be killed when he is ripped in two by a turnstile bridge, but the stunt was deemed too dangerous and the death scene was re-written.
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The film was released theatrically in two versions: first unrated, and later an R rated version.
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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.
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According to director Buddy Cooper, the car featured in the movie was sold shortly after production wrapped... and wrecked by the new owner about three days later.
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Director cameo: Buddy Cooper is the bloodied man in the photograph in Big Ed's trophy room.
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Writer/director Buddy Cooper kept a lot of the props used in this film.
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Bill Hitchcock was cast at the last minute as Ralph.
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Milk was poured in the swimming pool to make the water more cloudy.
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Pamela Weddle Cooper stepped in at the last minute to play the mother in the opening scene after the original actress cast in the role decided not to play said part for religious reasons.
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Shot in 29 days.
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This film was shot in chronological order.
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Ruth Martinez was still in college when she acted in this film.
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The climax was shot in a single night.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Big Ed was originally going to be killed on a draw bridge, but this sequence was ultimately shelved because the filmmakers couldn't get access to said draw bridge.
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Linda was originally supposed to be killed with a spear gun.
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