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Evilspeak (1981)

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An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

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Eric Weston

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Joseph Garofalo (screenplay), Eric Weston (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Howard ... Stanley Coopersmith
R.G. Armstrong ... Sarge
Joe Cortese ... Reverend Jameson (as Joseph Cortese)
Claude Earl Jones ... Coach
Haywood Nelson ... Kowalski
Don Stark ... Bubba Caldwell
Charles Tyner ... Colonel Kincaid
Hamilton Camp ... Hauptman
Louie Gravance Louie Gravance ... Jo Jo
Jim Greenleaf Jim Greenleaf ... Ox
Lynn Hancock Lynn Hancock ... Miss Friedemeyer
Loren Lester ... Charlie Boy
Kathy McCullen Kathy McCullen ... Kelly
Lenny Montana ... Jake
Leonard D'John Leonard D'John ... Tony
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Storyline

An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Data incomplete... Human blood required. Thus spake the computer. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evilspeaks See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Moll plays Father Estaban, the priest sentenced to exile for practicing the occult, and is seen performing the Black Mass in the beginning of the movie, two years before making a name for himself as Bull Shannon in Night Court (1984). See more »

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In the dungeon scene with the preserved fetus rising up in its jar, you can obviously see the lines attached to the fetus' hands and head. See more »

Quotes

Father Esteban: I will return.
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A Terrible Screenplay Associated to Despicable Characters and Bad Acting
18 June 2007 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

The clumsy military cadet Stanley Coopersmith (Clint Howard) is orphan and completely outcast in the West Andover Academy. He is frequently abused and humiliated by four despicable mates, and has a bad treatment from his teachers, the coach, the colonel and even from the local reverend. When Coopersmith finds a book of black mass that belonged to the evil medieval Father Esteban, he uses a computer to conjure Satan and revenge his harassers.

The first point that calls the attention in "Evilspeak" is the terrible and messy screenplay, with a Spanish priest from the Middle Ages banished from the church in the beginning of the story, and an American Academy located where this priest used to celebrate his black masses. The second negative point to highlight is the despicable characters: with the exception of the cooker Jake and the black friend of Coopersmith, every character is nasty. Sarge, Reverend Jameson, the Coach, Colonel Kincaid, Miss Friedemeyer and of course the annoying quartet, they are "prepared" to die in the blood shed in the end of the story. Last but not the least, and as mentioned in the title of another review, the lead role for Clint Howard defines the quality and level of this forgettable flick. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Mensageiro de Satanás" ("Messenger of Satan")


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