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Patrick Still Lives (1980)

Patrick vive ancora (original title)
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A bedridden psycho is able to receive evil "vibrations" from hardened criminals and use them for his telekinetic powers.

Director:

Mario Landi

Writer:

Piero Regnoli (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sacha Pitoëff ... Dr. Herschel (as Sacha Pitoeff)
Gianni Dei ... Patrick Herschell
Mariangela Giordano ... Stella Randolph (as Maria Angela Giordan)
Carmen Russo Carmen Russo ... Cheryl Kraft
Paolo Giusti Paolo Giusti ... David Davis
Franco Silva ... Lyndon Kraft
John Benedy ... Peter Suniak
Anna Veneziano Anna Veneziano ... Meg
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Storyline

Patrick, a young man whose father runs a remote spa, is injured in a roadside incident and is in a coma. Some years later, during the off season, five people arrive at the clinic - an ambitious politician and his wife, a swimming star who's the son of a wealthy investor, and a tough-talking man and woman who arrive together but sleep in separate rooms. They're greeted by Lydia, the doctor's new assistant, and by two viciously barking dogs. The dogs' keeper warns Davis, the swimmer, to leave. In a locked part of the clinic, Patrick is in bed, wired to three comatose bodies. What sinister purpose does the doctor have? One by one, the guests meet trouble. Does Patrick have feelings? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 May 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrick Still Lives See more »

Filming Locations:

Frascati, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Stefano Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was partially shot at the mansion from "Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1980)". See more »

Quotes

Professor Herschell: [English subtitles] It is clear that Mr. Cough's death was due to a fatality.
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Alternate Versions

Under the same DVD title and cover design, Patrick Still Lives, there are two Not Rated very distinct versions: the director's cut running at 96 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles; and the theatrical cut down to 90 minutes. See more »

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References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Very sick and totally insane!
1 December 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Ah, the wonders of exploitation cinema… For reasons incomprehensible to the normal-functioning human mind, director Mario Landi decided to make an extremely gory and sleazy Italian sequel to a tame and almost bloodless Australian thriller. "Patrick Still Lives" hence became one of the poorest and most pointless movies ever, with an ultra-thin and laughable storyline, absolutely no tension and secondhand sets & scenery. The good news, however, is that it also ranks as one of the sickest and most misogynistic productions ever, which then again makes the ultimate "wanna-have" for avid cult collectors. That's horror fan logic for ya! Professor and private-clinic owner Herschell is looking for the person responsible for his son's eternal coma and therefore he lures a bunch of weird people to his estate. Patrick lives like a vegetable but he can still count on his telekinetic powers to violently kill everyone within a close range and thus all the guests die in horrid ways, whether they're guilty of anything or not. These murders are clearly intended to come across as nasty and extremely mean-spirited but the make up effects are cheap, so the movie never at one point feels disturbing. The goofiest thing definitely is the complete lack of structure! The male character of which I thought he'd be the surviving hero is one the first to die and there isn't even a real ending to the story. In case the clinic location looks familiar to you, it means you watch way too many crappy movies like this! The same mansion was used in Andrea Bianchi's "Burial Ground". Both movies were scripted (if you can call it that) by Piero Regnoli and they also share a lead actress! Mariangela Giordano, who has a poker stuffed up her vagina, is the same woman whose boob got bitten off in "Burial Ground". Somehow, her entire career seems to revolve on her intimate parts! "Patrick Still Lives" is warmly recommended to all you sick puppies out there.


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