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The Todd Killings (1971)

R | | Crime, Drama | November 1971 (UK)
Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmid ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of ... See full summary »

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Barry Shear
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert F. Lyons ... Skipper Todd
Richard Thomas ... Billy Roy
Belinda Montgomery ... Roberta
Sherry E. DeBoer ... Amata (as Sherry Miles)
Joyce Ames Joyce Ames ... Haddie
Holly Near ... Norma
James Broderick ... Sam Goodwin
Gloria Grahame ... Mrs. Roy
Fay Spain ... Mrs. Mack
Edward Asner ... Fred Reardon
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Mrs. Todd
Michael Conrad ... Detective Shaw
Frank Webb
William Lucking
Sandy Brown Wyeth Sandy Brown Wyeth
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Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmid ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. Girls find him attractive and are only too willing to accompany him to a nearby desert area to be his "girl for the night." Not all of them return, however. Featuring Richard Thomas as his loyal hanger-on and a colorful assortment of familiar actors in vivid character roles including Barbara Bel Geddes, Gloria Grahame, Edward Asner, Fay Spain, James Broderick and Michael Conrad. Written by alfiehitchie

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All The Kids Knew Skipper Todd. He Was Their Most Dangerous Friend. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Inspired the song "The Todd Killings" by Angry Samoans. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: Do you have relations with men?
Skipper Todd: I try not to. But sometimes there's a guy who's really sweet... it's so easy. We're both men... we both know where it's at. Personally, you not giving anything away.
Police Officer: What's your feeling's towards girls?
Skipper Todd: I can sleep with them once because it degrades them. It makes them dirty. The worst thing about it is... you meet a chick who isn't... bad. You can't screw her because you don't want to make her "dirty".
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[prologue] The story you are about to see is a fictionalized dramatization of actual case histories. The names and certain characterizations and incidents have been changed to protect the innocent...and, in some cases, to protect the guilty. See more »

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References Little Caesar (1931) See more »

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A correction of previous comments
1 December 2002 | by queenofthe9nileSee all my reviews

I did not really care for this movie too much. I found it to be a little gross-a twenty three year old man consorting with high school girls...where in the heck were the parents....And also to enlighten future viewers, Richard Thomas does NOT do a frontal nude scene, he doesn't even take off his shirt. The frontal nude is done by Robert Lyons and personally I think he should have left his clothes on. It really was not necessary. But you can judge for yourself if you stay with this big disappointment that long.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

What Are We Going to Do Without Skipper? See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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