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Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1981)

R | | Horror
Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, who was murdered by a biker gang.

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Patrick Regan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabian ... Deputy Blanchard (as Fabian Forte)
Marilyn Burns ... Nora Dennis
Jon Cedar ... Wally Stanton
Marvin Miller ... Bill Morris
Chester Grimes Chester Grimes ... Biker Gang Leader
Jed Mills ... Biker
Gay French Gay French ... Nicky - Female Biker
Robert Dryer Robert Dryer ... Billy
Will Rand Will Rand ... Guy Nicholas (as Bill Randa)
Nell Regan Nell Regan ... Beth Nicholas
Patrick Regan III Patrick Regan III ... Michael Nicholas
Frank Randa Frank Randa
Jon Cory Jon Cory
Sean Maloney Sean Maloney
Michael Cedar Michael Cedar
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Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, who was murdered by a biker gang.

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In This Family, Murder Is Child's Play See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for some violence, language and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Caution, Children at Play See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Pendragon Film See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Daddies ...
27 December 2008 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Here's another gloriously absurd and grotesque horror movie concept that only could have sprung from the mind of delirious early 80's scriptwriters. Dig this: A father and his two psychically and telekinetic gifted children lives isolated atop of a mountain, because daddy is worried the government will come and kidnap the children for examination. One day, however, the happy family receives a visit from a gang of nasty biker thugs and they kill daddy right in front of the children. Rather than to use their powers to rescue him, Beth and Michael prefer to resurrect his corpse later on and employ it as a tool of vengeance against the bikers. Meanwhile a social worker (Marilyn Burns of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") and the new local deputy (Fabian Forte the singer) attempt to visit the family without finding it strange the father is never available. "Kiss Daddy Goodbye" is likely to be the only movie ever in which children toy around with one of their deceased parents and even instruct him to dig his own grave. However, this ultra morbid storyline aspect is probably the only reason to check out this otherwise boring, unexciting and amateurishly put together film. The death sequences are dull and bloodless, the pacing is intolerably slow and the acting performances of the entire cast rank among the worst I've ever seen in 80's horror; and that is saying quite a lot. Especially the child actors are terrible, but they are director Patrick Regan's offspring and they look exclusively modeled after the uncanny kids of "Village of the Damned". Apparently only cute-faced kids with white hair and pale skins are allowed to have telepathic powers. This rare and curious piece of 80's trash is probably not worth tracking down, but still I can't say I regret having seen it. There's a certain something about this movie which fellow cult fanatics will notice and appreciate as well.


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