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Basket Case (1982)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 2 April 1982 (USA)
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Duane Bradley (as Kevin VanHentenryck)
Terri Susan Smith ... Sharon
... Casey
Robert Vogel ... Hotel Manager
... Dr. Kutter
... Dr. Needleman
Bill Freeman ... Dr. Lifflander
... O'Donovan
Ruth Neuman ... Duane's Aunt
Richard Pierce ... Duane's Father
... Young Duane
Dorothy Strongin ... Josephine
Kerry Ruff ... Detective
Ilze Balodis ... Social Worker
... Thief in Theater
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Storyline

Charming country bumpkin Duane Bradley takes a motel room in New York with a basket and a backpack. In a flash back-series we learn the basket contains his surgically removed Siamese twin who is not only physically deformed so badly the doctors hesitated to consider him a human, but is also the vindictive drive of their trip, with the purpose to kill off all those he blames. But in the reception of one of those doctors, Duane gets his first ever date, with the receptionist, and wants to start a positive life too - when the freak twin escapes, the scene is set for a grim finale. Written by KGF Vissers

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The tenant in room 7 is very small, very twisted and very mad. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basket Case (¿Dónde te escondes, hermano?)  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In addition to providing a face cast for the Belial puppet, Kevin Van Hentenryck also performed the mutant twin's voice effects. See more »

Goofs

As Dr. Cutter's date pours wine, the wine bottle swaps from her right to left hand. See more »

Quotes

Casey: [very concerned] Dwayne, what's the matter?
Duane Bradley: [furious] Get out of here!
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Crazy Credits

Since the crew only consisted of three or four people, many of the names in the credits are fictitious. See more »

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Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Basket Case (2009) See more »

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A Classic
29 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Again here is another B-movie horror classic from my youth. It never takes itself too seriously yet Basket Case still retains a creepy atmosphere throughout. Could it be the grainy film quality, the seedy NYC enviorment or the stop motion antics of our hero(?) in question Bilial. If you are a fan of the weird macabre 80's low budget horror movie you have probably seen this already. If you haven't run out and try to find the uncut version. You won't be disappointed as long as you aren't looking for "Scream" or I saw what you did...........


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