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Junior (1985)

Unrated | | Horror | 13 September 1985 (Canada)
K.C. and Jo are two hardened female ex-cons who decide to build a marina on a lake in backwoods Texas to start a life for themselves, only to be hassled by the redneck locals who do not ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne DeLaurentiis ... K.C. (as Suzanne DeLaurentis)
Linda Singer Linda Singer ... Jo
Jeremy Ratchford ... Junior
Michael McKeever Michael McKeever ... Bud
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Sheriff
Cotton Mather Cotton Mather ... Luke
Alanne Perry Alanne Perry ... Sally
Daisy Franklin Daisy Franklin ... Prison Guard
Brian Morgan Brian Morgan ... Gas Station Attendant
Tricia Turner Tricia Turner ... Junior's Party Girl
Ken Heuff Ken Heuff ... Thug #1
Peter Mahoney Peter Mahoney ... Thug #2
Howie Kirby Howie Kirby ... Thug #3
Tom Lane Tom Lane ... Thug #4
Tim Latchem Tim Latchem ... Thug #5


K.C. and Jo are two hardened female ex-cons who decide to build a marina on a lake in backwoods Texas to start a life for themselves, only to be hassled by the redneck locals who do not like outsiders, and that the lakeshore is their own regular hangout. But K.C. and Jo's worst troubles come from Junior, a slow-witted psycho redneck who gets the O.K. from his equally demented mother to kill the two. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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The most deranged lunatic to stalk the screen! See more »




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Release Date:

13 September 1985 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cut Above See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)
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[last lines]
K.C.: Just a quiet little town in the country, we'll open a small business, meet a couple of nice guys... DOUBLE bullshit!
Jo: You know, K.C., it's like that movie we saw in prison, um, ooh, what was it? A whole bunch of people getting killed! And, and this crazy guy running around with a chainsaw... Uh, something, something "Massacre", that's it!
K.C.: What about it?
Jo: We just lived it!
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Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video release (as "Hot Water") suffered a massive 9 mins 15 secs of cuts with edits to an attempted rape scene, shots of women being terrorized, a chainsaw attack, and closeups of a man's bloody leg wound plus some obscene dialogue. See more »


References The Frogmen (1951) See more »

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Fun Canuxploitation!
22 July 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

JUNIOR (or HOT WATER) is a Canadian film that's amazingly trashy, but in a very good way. The film starts out with these two female convicts who are released from jail (the two women look pretty good for jailbirds). Anyway, one of the funniest moments I've ever seen happens the minute they leave prison: they meet the pimp/drug dealer and what ensues ALWAYS makes me laugh out loud whenever I watch it or think about it. It's so over-the-top exploitive, violent and unintentionally funny that the whole beginning of JUNIOR was worth the whole one buck I paid for the video. The beginning of film is a must see for lovers of trash. Not that there isn't more trash afterwards (there's lots more) but once the story settles down at the waterfront hotel/bar place, well, the level of lunacy seen at the beginning mostly disappears (except for a few places here and there, certainly when Junior is around). What's fun about JUNIOR is that the producers knew they were making an exploitation flick and they makes no bones about it.

I actually like almost everything about this genuine "So Bad It's Good" movie. The Canadian locals pretending to be the US. The bad over-acting. The all-over-the-map story, that veers from one genre to the next but eventually settles in full horror at the end. There are loads of deaths, a great boat scene, attempts at rape, an elderly woman who looks like a man in drag, some beefcake, gratuitous nudity, and some chainsaws, of course. The only thing missing from the whole "kitchen sink" package was some lesbian scenes between the two gals. Had the film included some lesbian action, JUNIOR would have been a complete smörgåsbord of exploitation elements under one title. Arf!!!

I rate this 2 stars as an average film but rate it 8 stars as a trashy film.

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