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The Hooked Generation (1968)

About a gang of dope peddlers who sail out to meet a Cuban boat. The trouble starts when they are forced to throw their narcotics overboard and are seen by a young couple.

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William Grefé

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Slate ... Daisey
Steve Alaimo Steve Alaimo ... Mark
John Davis Chandler ... Acid
Willie Pastrano Willie Pastrano ... Dum Dum
Socrates Ballis Socrates Ballis ... Cuban Leader
Cece Stone Cece Stone ... Kelly
Walter R. Philbin Walter R. Philbin ... Lieutenant Dern
Milton Smith Milton Smith ... Book Everett (as Milton 'Butterball' Smith)
Lee Warren Lee Warren ... Charlie
William Kerwin ... FBI Man #1
Dete Parsons Dete Parsons ... FBI Man #2
Stuart Merrill Stuart Merrill ... FBI Man #3
Marilyn Nordman Marilyn Nordman ... Book's Girlfriend
Curtis Perdue Curtis Perdue ... Coast Guard Lieutenant
Michael DeBeausset Michael DeBeausset ... Rapper
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About a gang of dope peddlers who sail out to meet a Cuban boat. The trouble starts when they are forced to throw their narcotics overboard and are seen by a young couple.

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Their bag - Supplying!

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Crime | Drama

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alligator Alley See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Decent No-Budget Crime Picture
24 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Hooked Generation (1968)

** (out of 4)

Three crooks decide that being the in-between for drug dealers isn't good enough so they end up killing and stealing some drugs from a Cubian drug-lord. After a shoot out with the Coast Guard the three try to make it to the top but things don't go as planned.

Here's another extremely low-budget movie from William Grefe that I really wanted to like more than I actually did. As I'm going through the work of Grefe it's easy to see that he had a strong talent even though the films themselves really weren't all that good. These movies have no known casts, no budget and very little else yet Grefe managed to make them somewhat entertaining and at least professional looking. Compare these films to various other exploitation titles from this era and you can see the talent.

With that said, THE HOOKED GENERATION starts off pretty good as we get into the double crossing and the ruthlessness of the three goons. None of them are what you'd call likable and I thought this was a good and entertaining approach. The film has some memorable moments but it's bad pacing and extended running time means that we eventually get bored and the final third of the movie is hard to sit through.


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