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Maniacts (2001)

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Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. ... See full summary »

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Joe Spinelli
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Beth Windsor
John Furlong ...
Prometheus J. Boley
Mel Winkler ...
Mason
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Matron Knull
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Dr. Denton Speck
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Simon Burke (as Chris Maleki)
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Esai (as Dilio)
John Patrick Patti ...
D.A. Ben Rogers
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Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" turns out to be a state of mind...an elusive state of mind. Written by Kraig Smith <kraigy@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »
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6 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Gang Girl: I want to hear you scream.
Beth Windsor: [quietly, sarcastically] Ouch.
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Poor mans Benny & Joon
20 May 2005 | by (Lichfield, Great Brittain) – See all my reviews

I agree with other users comments I picked this up as an ex-rental for about £1, thinking it was going to be remotely enjoyable pap. But it is a very funny, dark and original take on mental insanity. It has everything good gore, great dialogue, especially some of Jeff Fahy's one liner's, and a story & plot that keeps you interested & care about the two main characters. I can't understand why this has not had greater recognition, The cover does it no justice, as my summary say's it is a type of poor mans Benny & Joon, Eg two complicated souls trying to find themselves in society. The film is also dedicated to Jo Spinel of such fame as, Taxi Driver, Maniac, Fanactic & The Godfather. A fine film and worth seeing if you get the chance


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