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Metal Messiah (1978)

An enigmatic metallic-skinned stranger is trying to stop society's self-destructive obsession with rock and roll.

Director:

Tibor Takács (as Tibor Takacs)

Writers:

Stephen Zoller (conceived by), Stephen Zoller (screenplay written by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Paul Young John Paul Young ... Max The Promoter
Richard Ward Allen Richard Ward Allen ... Philip Chandler (as Richard Allen)
David Jensen David Jensen ... The Messiah
Liane Hogan Liane Hogan ... Violet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Cairns Philip Cairns
Charlotte Freedlander Charlotte Freedlander
Lori Jenkins Lori Jenkins
Anita Ludera Anita Ludera
Anna Pinchak Anna Pinchak
Jane Reynolds Jane Reynolds
Gavin Rhodes Gavin Rhodes
Carolyn Tweedle Carolyn Tweedle ... (as Caroline Tweedle)
Boni Veitch Boni Veitch
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An enigmatic metallic-skinned stranger is trying to stop society's self-destructive obsession with rock and roll.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1978 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD 62,000 (estimated)
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MM Productions,JLS Films See more »
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Color
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25 April 2009 | by moonlake-1See all my reviews

I was in this movie, as well. I played a number of different roles over a period of several months. Tibor Takacs was definitely the director. Joe Sutherland was the D.O.P. and one of the producers.

I really enjoyed the shoot but I wasn't too happy with the finished product. I think Tibor cut out most of the dialogue so that the film was almost silent. It ended up being just a lot of avant-garde images.

I remember we shot in a coal pit, in a cafe, in a train, in a junk yard, in a disco etc. The guy who played the Metal Messiah was on a big ego trip but the rest of the cast were great.

Shooting the film was a wonderful experience. It was previewed at a rep cinema in the West end of Toronto on Bloor Street West, in 1977 or 1978.

I also want to mention that Stephen Zoller was nominated for a Canadian Film Award, for this film, for Best Adapted Screenplay. (This production started out as a stage play.)


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