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Deathrow Gameshow (1987)

R | | Comedy | 4 December 1987 (USA)
Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chuck Toedan
... Gloria Sternvirgin
... Luigi Pappalardo
... Trudy
... Mama Pappalardo / Spumoni
Bill Whitehead ... Don Stuart
Kent Butler ... Stage Manager
... Shanna Shallow
Paul Farbman ... Dinko
David Martinson ... Page
Felicia Cavazos ... Page
... Groupie
Jim Bruce ... Featured Convict
Zachary Harris ... Featured Convict (as Zach Harris)
Paul Bruno ... Featured Convict
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Chuck Toedan's the host of a gameshow featuring death row convicts competeing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hitman hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the year 1991, contestants don't play for prizes...they play for their lives! See more »

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4 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Death Game  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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A law office was used as Chuck Toedan's office. See more »

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Crossing Guard: Hey, aren't you? You are! You're the host of that sick, twisted, morally fucked up tv show!
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The producers wish to thank everyone who bothered to stick around and read all these credits, it was very nice of you. Now go home goddamn it! See more »

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References Female Trouble (1974) See more »

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Deathrow Gameshow
Words and Music by Mark Pirro, Gregg Gross and Joyce Mordoh
Performed by Joyce Mordoh
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One of the greatest comedies ever on the top ten list
13 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is extremely funny. You can watch it tons of times over and over again and still laugh. It is included in the Mill Creek DVD box set, that has classic campy films from "Crown International Pictures," Don Papalardo is hilarious, the same actor plays Luigi's mother. Inmates from prison are sent to compete on a crazy game show. They are all technically sentenced to death, so it does not matter if they die on the game show. Lots of T and A. The loony guy that wants to get on the game show is a riot. Don't miss this classic 1980's masterpiece. I would love to see it shown on turner Classic Movies. I give this movie ten out of ten stars.


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