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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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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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A jewel of vintage Southern American Kitch
23 June 2007 | by shaellSee all my reviews

This film is UNIQUE. Its so bad yet soooo good. Its rich with wondrous little moments found in no other film. And it has an authentic southern American quality that Hollywood often fails to capture. The vintage 70's south is crystallized perfectly in all its glory. This film is just plain fun for anyone with a discerning eye for tongue in cheek audacity. The characters are sharply contrasted against each other - very colorful, very animated, and the bad acting seems to do them a service. The main character, Wheeler, is the funniest/creepiest psycho ever. I mean, this guy is chock full of insecurity issues and they bleed right through the screen. If I ever met a guy this socially inept in real life I'd run away in a fit of giggle terror.


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