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Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

R | | Comedy, Horror | March 1988 (USA)
A detective embarks on a mission to track down a woman in L.A.'s seedy nightclubs, only to come face-to-face with a blood-thirsty cult of lethally beautiful prostitutes. Is he the next victim of Hollywood's demented Chainsaw Hookers?

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) (as Dr. S. Carver), T.L. Lankford (screenplay) (as B.J. Nestles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... The Stranger
Linnea Quigley ... Samantha
John Henry Richardson ... Jack Chandler (as Jay Richardson)
Dawn Wildsmith ... Lori
Michelle Bauer ... Mercedes (as Michelle McLellan)
Esther Elise ... Lisa (as Esther Alise)
Tricia Burns Tricia Burns ... Ilsa
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Hermie (as Jerry Fox)
Jimmy Williams ... Bo
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Jake the Bartender (as Dukey Flyswatter)
Dennis T. Mooney Dennis T. Mooney ... Harrison (as Dennis Monney)
Jerry Miller Jerry Miller ... Murphy
Steve Welles ... Lab Tech #1
Charles O'Hair ... Lab Tech #2
Susie Wilson Susie Wilson ... Sally
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Storyline

Entrusted with finding the whereabouts of the teenage runaway, Samantha, the experienced private detective, Jack Chandler, embarks on the seemingly easy mission to track down the girl in Los Angeles' seedy nightclubs. Suspecting that the missing woman has fallen prey to a Hollywood prostitution ring, Jack goes undercover, only to discover that a blood-thirsty cult of lethally beautiful and chainsaw-wielding prostitutes is terrorising the city. Could innocent Samantha be part of Hollywood's demented Chainsaw Hookers? Is Detective Chandler going to be the demonic sect's next victim? Written by Nick Riganas

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They Charge An Arm and a Leg!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$23,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The temple set was recycled from House II: The Second Story. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chandler: I'd stumbled into the middle of an evil, insidious cult of chainsaw worshipping maniacs. I had to wonder if we'd let our religious freedom go too far in this country, or maybe our immigration laws were just too lax.
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Crazy Credits

The CHAINSAWS used in this Motion Picture are REAL and DANGEROUS! They are handled here by seasoned PROFESSIONALS. The makers of this Motion Picture advise strongly against anyone attempting to perform these stunts at home. Especially if you are naked and about to engage in strenuous SEX. My conscience is clear, (signed) Fred Olen Ray. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD was matted to widescreen, meaning you lose 1/3 of the picture that was in the 4:3 version with nothing gained. See more »


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Lies
Written and Performed by Jesse Hawkins
Produced by Donald G. Jackson
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More fun than you might expect.
21 August 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

With its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, this camp B-movie horror, by Fred Olen Ray, manages to be fairly infectious fun, delivering everything one could wish for in a movie with such a delightfully trashy title: a ridiculously silly plot, a half dozen women willing to strip off in front of the camera, some crap special effects (plastic body parts and a few gallons of fake blood), and a running time just short enough to ensure that the film doesn't outstay its welcome.

Jay Richardson plays Jack Chandler, a sleazy private-eye searching for missing teenager Samantha (Linnea Quigley). During the course of his investigations, he meets Mercedes (Michelle Bauer), a sexy, but murderous hooker, and subsequently discovers the existence of a chainsaw worshipping cult, led by The Stranger, (Gunnar Hansen).

With its deliberately cheesy film-noir voice-over, some very bad comedy, frequent nudity from scream queens Quigley and Bauer, and some daft OTT power-tool dismemberment, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers isn't as unwatchable as the title suggests. If you're in the mood for a spot of unpretentious low-budget fun, then check out this entertaining 80s cult classic.


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