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Bad Charleston Charlie (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 8 May 1973 (USA)
Inept Illinois coal miners Charlie (Ross Hagen) and Thad (Kelly Thordsen) become inept 1930s gangsters.

Director:

Ivan Nagy

Writers:

Ross Hagen (screenplay), Ross Hagen (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross Hagen ... Charlie Jacobs
Kelly Thordsen ... Thad
Hoke Howell ... Claude
Dal Jenkins Dal Jenkins ... Ku Klux Klan Leader
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Lottie
Mel Berger Mel Berger ... Fat Police Chief
John Carradine ... Fritz Frugal - Reporter
Ken Lynch ... Sheriff Koontz
John Wolf Dalk John Wolf Dalk ... Promoter (as John Dalk)
Tony Lorea Tony Lorea ... Criminal
Claire Polan Claire Polan ... (as Claire Hagen)
Gregory White Gregory White ... (as Paul Gregory White)
Robert Lockhart Robert Lockhart ... (as Robert Lockart)
Karen Anders Karen Anders
Randi Proctor Randi Proctor
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Storyline

Inept Illinois coal miners Charlie (Ross Hagen) and Thad (Kelly Thordsen) become inept 1930s gangsters.

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WANTED! The most desperate gang of all...ALMOST!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Charleston Charlie and his Clan See more »

Filming Locations:

Champaign, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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funny low budget film
22 October 2000 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

When I first saw this film it looked like someone had scratched it with a razor blade. Although the print was destroyed, I could still see the film quite well. It is an entertaining low budget film about two miners who decide to become gangsters, just like Al Capone. The film stars character actor Ross Hagen, and there is a funny cameo appearance by John Carradine as a drunken reporter. See this film for a good laugh.


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