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Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Not Rated | | Action , Crime | 14 May 1999 (UK)
After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is ... See full summary »

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Jim Van Bebber

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Harper Paul Harper ... Danny
Jim Van Bebber Jim Van Bebber ... Goose
Megan Murphy Megan Murphy ... Christy
Ric Walker Ric Walker ... Keith
Marc Pitman ... Bone Crusher
Maureen Allisse Maureen Allisse ... Iris (as Maureen Gentner)
Tom Burns Tom Burns
Steve King Steve King
Dave Parker Dave Parker ... Drive-thru attendant
Bill Stover Bill Stover ... Stubby
Carol Lee Carol Lee
Mark Gillespie Mark Gillespie
Tom Harris Tom Harris ... Man in Bar
John Bradley John Bradley
Lili Hendler Lili Hendler
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After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He quit the gangs. They killed his girl. He became...

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandas callejeras See more »

Filming Locations:

Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Production Co:

Smodeus Productions Inc. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over the course of 4 years. See more »

Quotes

Goose: Fuck your noise!
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Alternate Versions

Despite preparing a cuts list totalling more than 2 minutes, the BBFC banned the UK video release in 1998. See more »

Connections

Edited into In the Belly of the Beast (2001) See more »

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Inspirational white trash masterpiece!!!!!
16 February 2005 | by youngvagabondSee all my reviews

This film could change your life. A friend introduced me to this movie a couple weeks ago, and not a conscious hour has gone by that I have not thought of it. If this seems remotely like your type of film (low-budget action gore) then you MUST see this. It immediately became one of my all time favorites. The cover does not do it justice. Think 'Mad Max' meets 'Polyester' meets 'Cannibal Apocalypse'... and you're sort of on the right track. Really, it's like nothing you've ever seen. I have never reviewed any films on IMDb before, with this movie I felt I had no other choice but to shout it's praises to anyone who will listen. It deserves to be legendary. Prepare to have your mind blown away.


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