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In April of 1966 a film called "Manos: The Hands of Fate" was completed. By late April of that same... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Diane Adelson ... Margaret (archive footage) (as Diane Mahree)
Richard Brandt ... Himself
George Cavender ... Cop (archive footage)
Colbert Coldwell ... Himself
Alfredo Gutiérrez ... Himself
William Bryan Jennings ... Cop (archive footage)
Jackey Neyman ... Debbie (archive footage)
Tom Neyman ... The Master (archive footage)
Stephanie Nielson ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
Sherry Proctor ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
Robin Redd ... Master's Wife (archive footage)
John Reynolds ... Torgo (archive footage)
Bernie Rosenblum ... Himself
Harold P. Warren ... Michael (archive footage)

Directed by
Aaron Allard 
James Lafleur 
Marco Pazzano 
Writing credits
Aaron Allard (written by) and
James Lafleur (written by)

Produced by
Aaron Allard .... producer
James Lafleur .... producer
Andrew Stevenson .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Gary Lassaline 
Film Editing by
Marco Pazzano 
Sound Department
Vivieno Caldinelli .... sound recordist
Rachael Cocks .... sound editor
Bernie Rosenblum .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Yolanda Parent .... camera operator
Marco Pazzano .... camera operator

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Canada:28 min
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Robert Guidry, cinematographer of Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), died two months before the filmmakers had a chance to interview him.See more »
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21 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
The Manos Curse is born, 2 February 2006
Author: Newski_the_Hippie from Chicago

I'm not going to lie about who I am and how I saw this movie. There are plenty of people here on the IMDb who just can't wait to see this film. I'm a film student who got into contact with Bernie Rosenblum, who sent me a copy of this film. Jackey Neyman-Jones, who played Debbie in Manos the Hands of Fate, asked me to burn the DVD and send it to her. I rather have that approved by the people who made this movie. Unfortunately, they think she is dead.

This is, as everyone who is reading this knows, a documentary about the making of Manos the Hands of Fate. And it's one market is to fans of Manos. And I will give my guarantee that they will not be disappointed. The documentary is thoroughly enjoyable. This is mostly because of Bernie Rosenblum, who talks about his experiences with such passion and wit. Joining him in the commentary is the man who owned the ranch, Colbert Coldwell himself.

Colbert is one of the old men you see rambling on the bus, and you listen to his stories and laugh, but don't want him to know you are paying attention. Then there is "Manos Historian" Richard Brandt, who wrote the two great articles on the film where most of the lore come from.

I said the movie was not disappointing, but only because it is worth watching. It's a very enjoyable film. But even with Richard Brandt, Colbert Coldwell, and Bernie Rosenblum, it seems like they simply could not get all the facts right.

Everyone has either died or mysteriously disappeared? No, this is an overstatement of Fact. Robin Redd, John Reynolds, and Tom Neyman are dead. The rest are people who are known as "Private Citizens." Just because you can't contact them mean it's some sort of freak occurrence. These are people who were in one movie, which by a stroke of luck still exists. Well, it's lucky the film existed in the first place.

The movie does not give any new juicy bits of Trivia, nor does it cover all of Manos Lore. Even still, it's worth watching.

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