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Maxie (1973)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 1973 (USA)
A mute young girl finds out that a butcher is using his store as a front for murder.

Director:

Paulmichel Mielche

Writers:

Paulmichel Mielche (screenplay), Leonard Turner (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
K.T. Baumann K.T. Baumann ... Maxie
Morgan Upton ... Alex
Ford Clay Ford Clay ... Sommers
Robert Walden ... Finn
Vic Tayback ... Smedke
Richard Hilliard Richard Hilliard ... Howard
Thomas McNallan Thomas McNallan ... Barber
Chuck Dorsett Chuck Dorsett ... Fred (as Charles Dorsett)
Talia Shire ... Sandy (as Tallia Shire)
Shirley Slater Shirley Slater ... Gert
Richard Lancaster Richard Lancaster ... Old Man
Ernie Mieger Ernie Mieger ... Boy Friend
Dan Goodman Dan Goodman ... Al
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A mute young girl finds out that a butcher is using his store as a front for murder.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Actor Robert Walden sings the title theme (Maxie). See more »

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Featured in Reel Horror (1985) See more »

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Maxie
24 May 2015 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

This has been called a horror film of sorts. It won't scare you, but it might just bore you to death because for the first hour plus it contains pitiful little action. There appears too to have been a half-hearted attempt to infuse some comedy into it. That fails dismally, assuming it was the case.

A man and his imbecile apprentice - apparently a waif he has more or less adopted - run a butcher's shop where on occasion they dispose of bodies from some unspecified criminal entity or organisation. A young deaf mute girl sees, or junior thinks she sees, a body being delivered, and when an idealistic doctor, a newbie in town, decides to teach the girl to communicate, junior decides she must die. This is a kid who can't kill a chicken without trashing the shop, so how can he dispose of a feisty tomboy, even if she can't scream the place down? After kidnapping her, he decides instead to try to appeal to her better nature, assuming a person's better nature includes keeping mum about feeding corpses to the neighbourhood.

Obviously this is not going to end well for the local murder inc; if you want to watch the finale, fast forward, you won't miss anything.


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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Butchers See more »

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