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Blade (1973)

A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

Director:

Ernest Pintoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Marley ... Tommy Blade
Jon Cypher ... Petersen
Kathryn Walker ... Maggie
William Prince ... Powers
Michael McGuire ... Quincy
Joe Santos ... Spinelli
John Schuck ... Reardon
Peter White ... Freund
Keene Curtis ... Steiner
Karen Machon ... Connors
Raina Barrett Raina Barrett ... Karen Novak
Ted Lange ... Henry Watson
Marshall Efron ... Fat man
Arthur French Arthur French ... Sanchez
Steve Landesberg ... Debaum
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A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

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The Opening Murder Scene Will Kill You ... It Killed Her! See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade - Der Kontrabulle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pintoff Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The American video release from 1982 by Video Gems is a heavily-censored television version of the film. All instances of nudity and most of the violence has been removed with additional moments added to pad out the running time. The opening credits sequence now includes footage shot in 1979 and the opening attack now appears completely off-screen, which means Jeanne Lange's brief role is now almost entirely missing yet she is still credited. See more »

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Referenced in San Babila ore 20: un delitto inutile (1976) See more »

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Horrendously photographed Thriller Dzd
11 December 2018 | by ThomasMufSee all my reviews

Blade is an incompetently directed, horrendously photographed Dirty Harry rip-off. Filmed with a hand held camera, it looks like a home movie, half the shots are out of focus. Many times half the faces of actors aren't even in the frame, and it's not a pan & scan problem! A slew of familiar TV character actors all have thankless, underdeveloped roles. Ernie Pintoff never made even a half decent feature, he should have remained in animation. Blade is amateurish and boring.


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