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Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)

Stryker's War (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller, Adventure | 13 October 1985 (USA)
Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, ... See full summary »

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Josh Becker

Writers:

Josh Becker (screenplay), Josh Becker (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Rickman Robert Rickman ... Sgt. Walker J. Jackson
John Manfredi John Manfredi ... 2nd Lt. David Miller
Timothy Patrick Quill Timothy Patrick Quill ... LCpl. Tim Tyler
Sam Raimi ... Cult Leader
Cheryl Hausen Cheryl Hausen ... Sally
Perry Mallette Perry Mallette ... Otis
Dandy Dandy ... Whisky
Rick Hudson Rick Hudson ... Kennel owner
Pam Lewis Pam Lewis ... Mom
Jim Griffen Jim Griffen ... Dad
Theo Kruszewski Theo Kruszewski ... Kid
Connie Craig ... Bald cult girl
Ivitch Fraser Ivitch Fraser ... Young cult girl
Terry-Lynn Brumfield Terry-Lynn Brumfield ... Sleazy cult girl
Ted Raimi ... Chain Man
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Storyline

Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult let by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally gone, and her grandfather, Otis, used as a human dartboard, Stryker brings together his army buddies, gives them a stash of guns from under his bed, destroy an outhouse, and create a war zone not unlike Vietnam to destroy the evil cult. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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...When Violence Demands Revenge.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Bath See more »

Filming Locations:

Hartland, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Raimi was only on set for five days. See more »

Goofs

After killing the Chain Man, Stryker cycles his Winchester rifle twice. The first cycle should have ejected the last shell fired, but no shell was visible. See more »

Quotes

Puke Biker: Hop on.
[He is on a motorcycle]
Cult Leader: No... hop off!
[Stabs rider off motorcycle]
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Alternate Versions

A collector's edition home video version features the film in widescreen, and includes the theatrical trailer, a deleted scene, and and alternate title scene. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Little Bird Fly
Performed by The Rockets
Written by John Badanjek
Publisher-Conquistador Music, Inc.
Dynamited Mice Music c 1977
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You'll fall in love with it all over again!
22 December 2000 | by timmy242See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of the Raimi films, of course, but the reason I loved this film is more sublime. I did some acting work with Brian (the star of Stryker's War) a while back and for me it was like watching a pal on the big screen. It was at a cast party and we all sat back, groaned and howled with laughter. What an awesome stinker of a film, it was marvelous! He shared stories of working with Raimi, Campbell and others we have all come to know and love. I'm from Michigan myself, and we are all very proud of this crew. What a great legacy for Michigan! Go see this movie, you just might regret and love it.


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