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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 »

Director:

Mark Pirro

Writers:

Alan Gries (additional material), Mark Pirro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John McCafferty ... Chuck Toedan
Robyn Blythe ... Gloria Sternvirgin
Beano ... Luigi Pappalardo
Darwyn Carson ... Trudy
Mark Lasky ... Mama Pappalardo / Spumoni
Bill Whitehead Bill Whitehead ... Don Stuart
Kent Butler Kent Butler ... Stage Manager
Debra Lamb ... Shanna Shallow
Paul Farbman Paul Farbman ... Dinko
David Martinson David Martinson ... Page
Felicia Cavazos Felicia Cavazos ... Page
Esther Elise ... Groupie
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce ... Featured Convict
Zachary Harris Zachary Harris ... Featured Convict (as Zach Harris)
Paul Bruno Paul Bruno ... Featured Convict
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Storyline

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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show | death | prize | hitman | death row | See All (64) »

Taglines:

Chuck Toedan Wants You ... To Die Laughing! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Universal City, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pirromount Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A sizable number of cast members were former tour guides at Universal Studios. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious, but wouldn't it be neat if they weren't? See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Deathrow Gameshow
Words and Music by Mark Pirro, Gregg Gross and Joyce Mordoh
Performed by Joyce Mordoh
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Funny premise but lacks in many departments.
14 October 2003 | by Joseph P. UlibasSee all my reviews

Deathrow Gameshow is a bad movie that has a funny concept. Unfortunately, the film-makers decided on using a lame script, bad actors and a cheap budget when they made this flick. Well, it was kinda funny is a trashy sort of way. I enjoyed it when I was 13 years old. Oh well, maybe somebody will pick up the concept and maybe they could do a better job. One could hope.

Recommended for it's dark humor.

B


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