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The Clown Murders (1976)

Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Young ... Charlie
Susan Keller Susan Keller ... Alison
Lawrence Dane ... Philip
John Candy ... Ollie
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Rosie
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... Peter
Al Waxman ... Police Sergeant
Michael Magee Michael Magee ... Compton
Cec Linder ... The Developer
William Osler ... Harrison
Philip Craig ... Tom
Dan Boltman Dan Boltman ... Polo Player
Peter Calverley Peter Calverley ... Polo Player
Glenn Ferrier Glenn Ferrier ... Polo Player
Tom Offen Tom Offen ... Polo Player
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A group of young professionals decides to play a practical joke on one of their ex-girlfriends who married a rich man who is about to close a major real estate deal. They plan to kidnap her and mess up the deal. Unfortunately, the joke becomes deadly serious. Written by Ørnås

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1976 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El payaso asesino See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 135,000 (estimated)
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Magnum Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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John Candy not at his finest
8 August 1999 | by maltonSee all my reviews

This movie is really quite pathetic. It is a movie about a murderer. The plot is confusing and jumps around so much it is hard to follow. The only reason to actually watch this movie is because John Candy is in it. It is his first of only two dramatic roles that he ever did. There is an embarrassing scene where John's character has a nervous breakdown, and he is seen rolling in the mud in his underwear, blubbering like a baby. The movie aside, I thought John pulled that scene off quite well.

At any rate, if you are a real John Candy fan, then you have probably already seen this movie. If you are not a fan, don't waste your time.


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