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Psycho from Texas (1975)

Wheeler (original title)
R | | Horror | 21 May 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 ... 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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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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This was one of Linnea Quigley's first film appearances. Later, Quigley related unhappy memories of the shoot: "They made me take my clothes off and poured beer on me. It was stupid." See more »

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Phillips: [first lines]
Phillips: Bo, I'll pick you up about same time tomorrow, little before daybreak.
Bo: Yes, sir, I'll be ready.
Phillips: All right, maybe we'll catch some fish this time and we'll have better luck.
Bo: Yes sir.
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Your Brain WILL Explode
20 April 2006 | by Mr YakamotoSee all my reviews

A powerhouse of terrible 80s cinema, you will have to re-examine your entire life after you see this film. Possible the finest example of how not to edit together a chase scene, and how to not make it less than 45 minutes long. The "psycho" comes off more like a cross between Slim Whitman and Barney Fife. Slick is definitely one of the greatest hillbilly roles ever attempted and is a finely crafted gem of character acting.

If you are a fan of absolutely terrible 80s cinema, this film is not to be missed!

Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psycho from Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

El Dorado, Arkansas, USA See more »

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