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Weekend of Terror (1970)

Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.

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Jud Taylor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Eddie
Carol Lynley ... Sister Meredith
Lee Majors ... Larry
Lois Nettleton ... Sister Ellen
Jane Wyatt ... Sister Frances
Kevin Hagen ... Lieutenant Papich
Tod Andrews ... Wedemeyer
Gregory Sierra ... Police Sergeant
Ann Doran ... Sister Nadine
Ford Lile Ford Lile ... Hamilton
Barbara Barnett Barbara Barnett ... Louise
Byron Clark ... Chief Guard
William Lally William Lally ... Clerk
Buck Young ... Man
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Lucy Bush Lucy Bush ... Prison guard
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Storyline

When their kidnap victim is killed accidentally, amateur criminals Eddie and Larry decide to grab another woman to replace her in order to collect the original ransom. Eddie winds up kidnapping three nuns: Sisters Frances, Ellen, and Meredith. The nuns learn that two of them will be killed once the ransom is picked up and the third one will get to live. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA

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Paramount Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Eddie: Hey, nuns, you want a beer?
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"It's No Fun If You Just Run!"... "Hey, Nuns! You Want A Beer?!"...
12 August 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

WEEKEND OF TERROR is about a pair of kidnappers named Eddie and Larry (Robert Conrad and Lee Majors). After botching their abduction -Eddie's a bit homicidal- the two scramble for a way to get the ransom money, even though their abductee is dead! Their solution? Why, grab a trio of nuns (Jane Wyatt, Carol Lynley, and Lois Nettleton) of course! The brilliant plan is to pawn one of them off as their former victim. While this may sound like the setup for a screwball comedy, it's actually a made-for-TV suspense thriller. As such, it's not a bad movie. This is mostly due to the "decent crook" / "crazy, eeevil crook" dynamic, between the two assailants. Majors plays his role as the more sedate Larry w/ laid-back ease, and Conrad's Eddie is dangerous, always about an inch away from his next maniacal rampage! A little more worldly than her Sisters, Ellen (Nettleton) benefits from her less naive nature. Can she use this against these men, before it's too late? A flashback to a time when movies like this seemed to be on every night! A fun way to spend an evening. Watch for Gregory Sierra in an early role as a cop...


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