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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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Beverly Sebastian (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudia Jennings ... Desiree Thibodeau
Sam Gilman ... T.J. Bracken
Douglas Dirkson ... Leroy Bracken (as Doug Dirkson)
Clyde Ventura Clyde Ventura ... Deputy - Billy Boy
Bill Thurman ... Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas
Don Baldwin Don Baldwin ... Pete Bracken
Ben Sebastian Ben Sebastian ... Ben Bracken
Janit Baldwin ... Julie
Tracy Sebastian 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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Swamp Behind -- Hell Ahead! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gator Bait See more »

Filming Locations:

Caddo Lake, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bulk of this movie was shot with a hand-held camera. See more »

Quotes

T.J. Bracken: Must be somethin' mighty bad make you want to go all the way back there for some gal. I'll admit she's pretty as her ma, but hey man, coonass comes a whole lot easier than that!
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Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video version was cut by 3 minutes 8 secs and heavily reduced the murder of Julie. The US video appears to be uncut. See more »

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Great locations in this B-movie
10 August 2011 | by udar55See all my reviews

Alligator poacher Desiree Thibodeau (Claudia Jennings) finds herself on the run after a deputy falsely accuses her of killing a man he accidentally shot. Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas puts together a posse to bring her in and relies on T.J. Bracken (Sam Gilen), the dead kid's pa, to guide them through the swamp. After the group rapes and kills Desiree's sister, she uses her bayou brains to get revenge on this group. Directed by Ferd (yes, Ferd) and Beverly Sebastian, 'GATOR BAIT is a pretty enjoyable hicksploitation entry. Of course, most of the enjoyment probably comes from Jennings. Not only does she appear to do all of her own stunts and boat driving, she wears one of the skimpiest outfits in the sub-genre's history. Now I know why my friend Marty recommended it! There is actually one scene about halfway through the flick that is really shocking as well. I won't spoil it for anyone, but it certainly comes out of left field and pushes the sleaze factor completely over the edge. There is also an amusing finale revelation. The Sebastians made GATOR BAIT II: CAJUN JUSTICE fourteen years after this one. I guess that is next on my schedule.


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