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Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1 June 1986 (USA)
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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

Directors:

Tim Ritter, Yale Wilson

Writer:

Tim Ritter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Brace John Brace ... Mike Strauber
Mary Fanaro Mary Fanaro ... Sharon Strauber
Bruce Gold Bruce Gold ... Jerry Powers
A.J. McLean ... Little Mike (as Alexander J. McLean)
Christopher Bontempo Christopher Bontempo ... Playmate
Jon Creamer Jon Creamer ... Playmate
Christine Duff Christine Duff ... Playmate
Jennifer Duff Jennifer Duff ... Playmate
Priscilla Duff Priscilla Duff ... Mike's Mother
Kerry Ellen Walker Kerry Ellen Walker ... Hitch-Hiker
D.C. 'Dash' Goff D.C. 'Dash' Goff ... Park Ranger (as Dash Goff)
Rick Paige Rick Paige ... Dr. Thorne
Mona Jones Mona Jones ... Dr. Evans
Bruce Paquette Bruce Paquette ... Garage Attendent
Edward L. Elliott II Edward L. Elliott II ... Man-Next-Door
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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare? See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2016 during the 30th anniversary they re-released it on on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. See more »

Goofs

During the campfire scene, Mike Strauber is dared to rip out his tongue. Later, he is able to talk frequently. This is explained in the film as being through speech therapy, however, this would not help a man lacking a tongue. See more »

Alternate Versions

The wide-screen DVD from Sub Rosa features a redone version of the opening credits in a different font (the title graphic, however, remains the same) giving Tim Ritter back his directing credit (producer Yale Wilson took it on the previous VHS release). See more »

Connections

Followed by Wicked Games (1994) See more »

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Lyrics by Kathy Engleman
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Shoot Me Now!!!!
14 March 2002 | by psavery54See all my reviews

A million dollars... A million dollars... I could have made a better slasher flick with the Blair Witch budget! I was having a pretty peachy day when I found out that my favorite bad movie cost approximately one million dollars to make. What kind of idiot gave this guy a million dollars? And to make thing worst he made two sequels. It is the best worst movie of all time, but it was a lot better when I thought an amateur adult film director made this flick with about the same amount of money his past projects cost. Sorry if I have insulted anyone, but after all my pick for the worst film of all time is not even on a single list.


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