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Wacko (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Horror | 7 January 1983 (USA)
Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer".

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Greydon Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Dick Harbinger
Stella Stevens ... Mrs. Doctor Graves
George Kennedy ... Mr. Doctor Graves
Julia Duffy ... Mary Graves
Scott McGinnis ... Norman Bates
Elizabeth Daily ... Bambi
Michele Tobin Michele Tobin ... Rosie
Andrew Dice Clay ... Tony Schlongini (as Andrew Clay)
Anthony James ... Zeke
Sonny Carl Davis ... Weirdo (as Sonny Davis)
David Drucker ... The Looney
Jeff Altman ... Harry Palms
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Dr. Moreau
Wil Albert Wil Albert ... Dr. Denton
Charles Napier ... Chief O'Hara
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Storyline

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer".

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Taglines:

The comedy that takes off where airplane landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Horror Show See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

O.S.M. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie featured characters with the same names of various characters from other horror movies such as Damien (as in Damien Thorn from "The Omen" ), Dr. Moreau (as in "The Island of Dr. Moreau"), and Norman Bates (as in "Psycho" ). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lawnmower killer: Death to all teenagers who fuck.
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Crazy Credits

Dick Harbinger appears one more time after the closing credits are over. See more »

Connections

References Don't Look in the Attic (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Blackmail
Music & Lyrics by Rick Neigher and Chris Cote (as Chris Coté)
Performed by Avalon
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As inspiration for "Lawnmower Man"...
3 December 2003 | by james_oblivionSee all my reviews

I think it's funny that someone actually thought this was an inspiration for "The Lawnmower Man," which was actually loosely based on a story published by Stephen King five years before "Wacko" was made.

So...inspiration for "The Lawnmower Man"? No. Damn funny horror spoof? Yes. Check this out, along with "Student Bodies"...the only two good horror spoofs to date.


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