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Impulse (1974)

A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an ... See full summary »

Director:

William Grefé

Writer:

Tony Crechales
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Complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Matt Stone
Ruth Roman ... Julia Marstow
Jennifer Bishop ... Ann Moy
Kim Nicholas Kim Nicholas ... Tina Moy
James Dobson James Dobson ... Clarence
Harold Sakata ... Karate Pete
Marcia Knight ... Helen (as Marcie Knight)
Vivian Lester Vivian Lester ... Matt's Mother
William Kerwin ... Soldier
Marcy Lafferty ... Hotel Clerk
Chad Walker Chad Walker ... Matt, as a Boy
Paula Dimitrouleas Paula Dimitrouleas ... Belly Dancer
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A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an attractive widow, her daughter Tina becomes suspicious of his motives. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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There's a madman loose and nowhere to hide... See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

William Grefé purchased the car that William Shatner sinks into a river for only one hundred dollars. See more »

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Matt Stone: Your buzzer's ringing.
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 1 (2013) See more »

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A Must See!
15 December 2004 | by librachildSee all my reviews

"Impulse" is a must see for any fan of B moviedom! During a low point in his career, Shatner gives a stellar performance as Matt a psychotic killer. He begins his killing ways as a child when he sees his mother, in their home, being raped by a soldier (played by William Kerwin) and plunges a Samurai sword into him. The film then flashes forward to 1974 Florida where he kills his current lover, then comes into a small town and wins the heart of a widow, but not her disapproving young daughter. The daughter is wise to his motives after she witnesses Shatner kill Harold Sakata in a car wash, but no one will believe her until the bloody climax of the film. Think Shatner's acting was tacky in his Star Trek hey day? He goes over the top in this cheapy thriller. And yes, dig his groovy duds! Everything from polyester zig zag print shirts to striped tank top and white pimp suit complete with hat! Cheesy scenes, dialogue and plot make this drive in delight a movie to seek out. Hard to find, it is slowly making it's way to DVD. This would have made an excellent MST3K episode! Fun for all!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA See more »

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Conquerer Films Inc. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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