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Psycho from Texas (1975)

Wheeler (original title)
R | | Horror | 1975 (USA)
A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his ... See full summary »

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Jim Feazell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John King III John King III ... Wheeler
Herschel Mays Herschel Mays ... William Phillips
Christian Feazell Christian Feazell ... Young Wheeler
Candy Dee Candy Dee ... Connie Phillips
Janel King Janel King ... Ellen Peterson
Joanne Bruno Joanne Bruno ... Bertha
Reed Johnson Reed Johnson ... Steve Foster
Jack Collins Jack Collins ... Sheriff Tom Peterson
Marland Proctor ... Deputy Carl
Tommy Lamey ... Slick (as Thomas Knight Lamey)
Paul Givens Paul Givens ... Bo
Harold Grimmett Harold Grimmett ... Band President
Linnea Quigley ... Barmaid
Henry Evans Henry Evans ... Pool Player
Cathy Poole Cathy Poole ... Cafe Waitress
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Storyline

A drifter/hitman is hired by a local business man to kidnap the local oil baron. The hitman had been reared in squalor, suffering the abuses of his whoring mama. When the baron escapes his assistant must chase him while the hitman takes care of a few loose ends. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He was a stranger...and a killer See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho from Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

El Dorado, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Film debut of Linnea Quigley. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Phillips: Boy, I'll pick you up about same time tomorrow, little before daybreak.
Boy: Yes, sir, I'll be ready.
Phillips: All right, maybe we'll catch some fish this time and we'll have better luck.
Boy: Yes sir.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) See more »

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Yesterday Was a Long Time Ago
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Now I got your assssssss!
19 February 2001 | by martinlizcairnsSee all my reviews

When I was watching this film for the first time, I was in tears of laughter as the opening credits were rolling up the screen, knowing full well what to expect. They say don't judge a book by its cover, but when I saw the cover for "The Butcher", I just knew there was a gem inside. Never before have I laughed so much. This film has become legendary at my school. John King III is a genius! Just how many times can Slick say: "Now I got your ayyass!"? Why also does Slick go "bing-bong-bing-bong-boinggg" when he drops the sacred "Wheeler's kniyfe"?

Keep up the good work!


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