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'Gator Bait (1974)

Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch ... See full summary »

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... Desiree Thibodeau
... T.J. Bracken
Douglas Dirkson ... Leroy Bracken (as Doug Dirkson)
Clyde Ventura ... Deputy - Billy Boy
... Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas
Don Baldwin ... Pete Bracken
Ben Sebastian ... Ben Bracken
... Julie
Tracy Sebastian ... Big T
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Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch Desiree trapping 'gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben's dad and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence against her family. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Unless they get her first... she'll never let them out alive! See more »

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3 June 1974 (USA)  »

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T.J. Bracken: Where is he?
Deputy - Billy Boy: He's in the swamps, Mr. Bracken. I tried - I tried to find 'im. I looked all over for 'im. Hell, I couldn't find 'im...
T.J. Bracken: We gonna look again. We gonna look again. And again, and again. Ain't gonna leave my boy for no gators.
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Followed by Gatorbait II: Cajun Justice (1988) See more »

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How many Cajun hillbillies does it take to change a light bulb?
5 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The answer to that riddle would be at least more than five, as the male lead characters are clearly too retarded to accomplish anything... Ah, 70's exploitation of the trashiest kind; you hate to love it and 'Gator Bait is unquestionably one of the most rancid, gratuitous and shameless examples available on film. The basic concept of this movie shows a lot of potential and ingenuity, yet the makers didn't seem to care the least bit about that and exclusively contemplated about ways to make the movie even more sleazy and exploitative. Obviously inspired by the success of "Deliverance", judging by the outback setting, the character drawings and the massive overload of banjo-music, 'Gator Bait is a simplistic story about murder & retribution starring the luscious former Playmate-of-the-year Claudia Jennings as a poaching wildcat versus a sleazy bunch of Cajun rednecks. When the cowardly son of Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas frames Desiree for a murder he accidentally committed, a quintet of sniveling weirdies goes into the swamp to arrest her. But when the sexually frustrated hicks then also barbarically kill her younger sister, Desiree prepares from some old-fashioned Cajun justice. The directors' duo Beverly and Ferd Sebastian clearly enjoyed filming Claudia Jennings whilst she bend over in her boat during her poaching activities, but they totally neglected the swamp's potential as a moody setting full of death traps and dangerous animal threats. Despite the exhilarating title, I only saw two alligators and, moreover, not even in action! Desiree's killing spree is monotonous, uninspired and even quite boring and – naturally – every move of her opponents is incredibly predictable. They're typical hillbillies, with names like Billy Boy and Leroy, with incestuous tendencies and trigger-happy gunshot fingers. 'Gator Bait is irredeemably bad, but at the same time charming and a must for feminists. Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaw!


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