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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 »

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William Grefé

Writer:

Tony Crechales
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Cast

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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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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Production Co:

Conquerer Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Matt Stone: Here; hold my hotdog.
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Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 1 (2013) See more »

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William Shater, actor and professional ladies man.
25 November 2003 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

William Shatner's Impulse (1974) is classic Shatner. He mugs, grimaces and sweats in front of the camera. Wearing those funky 70's threads and heavy sideburns and poofy comb over, Shatner's the man! But he's also a homicidal nut job. He over acts like a mother in this one. If you're a fan of the camera mugging, paycheck collecting, hammy over the top Shatner, you've struck the mother lode with this one. Impulse has to be the ultimate Shatner film. You'll never find him acting like this in one film. Seems like the director had Shatner pour all of his acting talents into the role of Matt Stone, the psychotic gigolo with pedophile tendencies.

Highly recommended for William Shatner fans!

If Shatner wasn't playing the role, this movie would have stunk like a week old pair of socks.


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