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Stark Raving Mad (1981)

While awaiting execution, a convicted serial killer relates the story of the circumstances that led to his present situation.

Director:

George Hood

Writer:

Don Gronquist
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Cast

Cast overview:
Russ Fast Russ Fast ... Richard Stark
Marcie Severson Marcie Severson ... Laura
B. Joe Medley B. Joe Medley ... Francis
Mike Walters Mike Walters ... David
Janet Galen Janet Galen ... Barbara
Don Beekman Don Beekman ... Norman
Mildred Card Mildred Card ... Dorothy
Marjorie Hall Marjorie Hall ... Maid
Don Finley Don Finley ... Lucius
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While awaiting execution, a convicted serial killer relates the story of the circumstances that led to his present situation.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rockaday Richie and the Queen of the Hop See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Round Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A Missed Opportunity..
16 February 2017 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

Wow, this film could really have been something special, if it wasn't for the unfortunate, fatal error in casting the lead. The story of a 19 year old sociopath who takes his 15 year-old girlfriend on a wild killing spree circa 1950's, complete with vintage cars and 50's fashions; it could be a cult film today. Why they cast this actor, Russ Fast, to play the lead, is a complete mystery. The actor is easily in his 30's, and his attempts at acting like a teenager come across as clumsy and silly. He's not particularly good looking, and has zero charisma. How is an audience supposed to believe that this beautiful and smart young girl would be swept away by this loser? It wouldn't be a problem if he wasn't the MAIN character, who is in EVERY frame of the movie. It's a real missed opportunity, because most everything else in this film works really well.


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