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Rawhead Rex (1986)

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Director:

George Pavlou

Writer:

Clive Barker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dukes ... Howard Hallenbeck
Kelly Piper ... Elaine Hallenbeck
Hugh O'Conor ... Robbie Hallenbeck
Cora Venus Lunny ... Minty Hallenbeck (as Cora Lunny)
Ronan Wilmot ... Declan O'Brien
Niall Toibin ... Reverend Coot
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Det. Insp. Isaac Gissing
Heinrich von Schellendorf ... Rawhead Rex
Donal McCann ... Tom Garron
Eleanor Feely Eleanor Feely ... Jenny Nicholson
Gladys Sheehan Gladys Sheehan ... Ena Benedict
Madelyn Erskine Madelyn Erskine ... Alice Gibson
Gerry Walsh Gerry Walsh ... Dennis McHugh
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Mitch Harney
John Olohan John Olohan ... Dennis Nicholson
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Storyline

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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...he lives again to feed again. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RawHeadRex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to director George Pavlou on the Kino Lorber DVD commentary, a brief scene which showed a woman wearing a red coat was meant to be an homage to Don't Look Now. See more »

Goofs

The police have "Police" on their body Armour. Since this film is set in Ireland, they should be known as "Garda". See more »

Quotes

Howard Hallenbeck: If I were your friend Declan, I'd say that was the devil.
Reverend Coot: But you don't believe in the devil.
Howard Hallenbeck: No, I don't believe in the devil. But something started the rumor.
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Soundtracks

That Eastertide With Joy Was Bright
Lyrics by John M. Neale
Music by Michael Praetorius and George Ratcliffe Woodward
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An odd movie about a walking meatloaf..
29 August 2002 | by nina_haagen_dazsSee all my reviews

This is one hell of an odd movie yet it always makes me think of dear old mom. A few years ago my mother had a chemical peel on her face and for a few days she looked just like the monster in Rawhead Rex, in fact I still call her Rawhead Rex every now and again (just for fun). This picture is good for a laugh but that's about it. Pity this picture stars the wonderful David Dukes but i won't hold that against him.


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