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Director:
Writers:
Judy J. Kushner (story)
Judy J. Kushner (screenplay)
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Plot:
A woman from a "cursed" family is released from a mental facility, and soon dismembered corpses start turning up. | Add synopsis »
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Released at last, but was it worth it? See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Samantha Fox ... Vicki Kent
Diane Cummins ... Mary
Saul Meth ... Adam
Miriam Meth ... Blanche
William Szarka ... Billy (as Bill Szarka)
Chris Smith ... Sam (credit only)
Dee Cummins ... Vicki (credit only)
Larry Hunter ... Larry (as Norman Main)
Mary Lomay ... Ann
Rita Rogers ... Aunt Bea
Nina Stengel ... Nina
Frankie Sabat ... Frankie
Alexandria ... Nancy
William Longo Jr. ... Timmy

Rob DeRosa ... Marty (as Robert De Rosa)
Heather Sabat ... Sandy
John Szarka ... John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ursula Austin ... Wife Looking in Mirror (uncredited)
Louis Burdi ... Masked Billy (uncredited)
Danny Girlando ... Guy Offering Ride (uncredited)
Levi Richards ... Broderick Kent (uncredited)

Directed by
Doris Wishman 
 
Writing credits
Judy J. Kushner (story) (as Judith J. Kushner)

Judy J. Kushner (screenplay) (as Judith J. Kushner)

Produced by
Larry Marinelli .... associate producer (as Lorenzo Marinelli)
Doris Wishman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Girlando 
 
Cinematography by
C. Davis Smith (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Marinelli  (as Lawrence Anthony)
Doris Wishman (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Doris Wishman  (as Dawn Whitman)
 
Makeup Department
Miriam Meth .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James Proser .... production manager (as Jim Proser)
 
Sound Department
Steve Deutsch .... boom operator
Eli Haviv .... synchonization
Aaron Nathanson .... re-recording mixer
Steve Rogers .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Lester Lorrain .... special effects (as Les Lorrain)
 
Visual Effects by
John A. Bezich .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Lindsay .... additional photography
Tony Spalla .... additional photography (as Anthony J. Spala)
Robert Zimmerman .... additional photography (as Bob Zimmerman)
 
Music Department
Danny Girlando .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Tina Botond .... assistant
Clint Elliot .... assistant
Noreen Evans .... assistant
Richard L. Kushner .... technical advisor
Paulette Licitra .... assistant
Lynn Manwaring .... coordinator
Lawrence Marinelli Jr. .... assistant
Denise Marino .... assistant
John Rochford .... promotional consultant
Terry Taylor .... promotional consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doris Wishman's A Night to Dismember" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
69 min
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Trivia:
According to an unverified claim by director Doris Wishman, much of the negative for the movie was destroyed by a disgruntled lab employee. Wishman then spent the next few years re-writing and re-editing the film, mixing new and existing footage and adding a voice-over narration to the soundtrack.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Actress Alexandria is credited in the film's on-screen credits as playing "Nancy". In reality, she plays "Bonnie Kent". Actor Larry Hunter is credited as playing "Larry" but his actual role is "Uncle Sebastian".See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs A Night to Remember (1942)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Released at last, but was it worth it?, 21 July 2002

What can you say about a movie with a budget so very low they borrowed music from Andy Milligan's THE GHASTLY ONES? Doris Wishman has directed stuff like BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL, ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MAN, NUDE ON THE MOON and the classic AMAZING TRANSPLANT. Okay, so she's no Ida Lupino you deffinitely won't sleep through any of her movies! A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER is as disjointed as the hacked up bodies the killer leaves behind. Why? Because some idiot at the processing lab either lost or erased about 34 minutes of film leaving Ms. Wishman to make some sense out of the 68 minutes she had left. Well she did, sort of. Vicki Kent (Samantha Fox) is released from a mental hospital several years after the unprovoked killing of two boys. Right away her brother and sister, who are jealous of her for no reason that I can figure out, decide to drive her crazy again and send her back to the hospital. Right about this same time several brutal murders take place and the finger of suspicion points to . . .guess who. Ah, but is she really guilty? hey, it's only a 68 minute movie so you won't have to wait long to find out. The gore effects are outrageous, an obvious dummy is barely tapped with a machete and the head falls off; hatchet hardly touches its victim for blood to spurt like a fountain; a woman's finger are cut off one by one but she is just making a fist and her hand is covered with stage blood. But it's things like this that make the movie fun. Also there is a detective narrating who describes things he could not possibly know. In one case he talks about what Vicki Kent is dreaming while he watches her through a window! Ridiculous? Yes! Fun? You bet! Worth seeing? What are you waiting for?

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