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Evil Ed (1995)

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A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.

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Anders Jacobsson

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Anders Jacobsson (screenplay), Göran Lundström (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kallaanvaara ... Tom McClane
Olof Rhodin ... Sam Campbell
Hans Wilhelmsson Hans Wilhelmsson ... Weld / Patient / Lunatic
Anders Ek Anders Ek ... Janitor
Memory Garp Memory Garp ... Office clerk
Christer Fant ... Man in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Odile Nunes Odile Nunes ... Woman in movie 'Tillbaka till Årjäng'
Johan Rudebeck ... Edward 'Eddie' Tor Swenson
Ulf Landergren Ulf Landergren ... Head of culture film department
Jenny Forslund Jenny Forslund ... Editor, culture film department
Therese Malmer ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Sexy Patient
Estelle Milbourne ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department / Secretary (as Estelle Milburne)
Sanna Hansson Sanna Hansson ... Girl at Splatter & Gore Department
Niklas Hättström Niklas Hättström ... Guy at Splatter & Gore Department
Thomas Lewart Thomas Lewart ... Guy at Splatter & Gore Department
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Storyline

Eddie Tor Swenson is a mild-mannered film editor with a wife, child, and a comfortable job editing art and drama films for a major studio. Following the suicide of their editor, heartless studio exec Sam Campbell transfers Ed to his department, the Splatter & Gore Department, to finish what the original editor was doing: editing the highly profitable but extremely violent Loose Limbs series of slashers. Sam allows Ed the use of his secluded country cottage so Ed can go about his work undisturbed, or so he thinks. The seclusion and the constant exposure to the violent nature and content of the films he's editing start to drive Ed insane. What begins as hallucinations leads to Ed's darker, murderous side emerging, and it puts the lives of everyone around him in danger: whether it be the film-buff studio warehouse man, or even Ed's family... Written by Kyle Palkowski

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It's a no brainer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sadistic violence and gore, language and some sexuality in a horror comedy | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

2 May 1997 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Ed Special EDition See more »

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Budget:

SEK250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's working title was "The Censor". When it was completed, the filmmakers changed the title to "Lost in Brainland". Then it was changed into "Evil Ed". See more »

Goofs

When the policeman is shot, and claims that Ed made a "nice shot", he's got blood on his face. But when he falls over on the floor, the blood is gone. See more »

Quotes

Sam Campbell: Why is "Loose Limbs 8" in my office when it should be with Eddie?
Nick: Uh... Number eight? Um... that's because... um... uh... I forgot?
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Crazy Credits

The characters and events in this motion picture are fictional, any similarity to actual persons living, dead, undead, living dead, re-animated or ressurrected is purely coincidel. See more »

Alternate Versions

The old german version was rated "not under 18" and had several cuts for violence (about 6 minutes). The new release is "not rated" and is full-uncut, even longer then the US un-rated version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Horrible Livingroom Robot (2000) See more »

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Written by Pär Aldeheim
Performed by It's Alive
produced by Pär Aldeheim
Courtesy of Cheiron Songs 1995
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This movie is pretty cool!
10 February 1999 | by jzrSee all my reviews

Funny, bloody, gory! This movie is totally awesome and enjoyable! I laughed my butt off, and the killing scenes were good. There's a little lack of logic, like how Ed dodges a shotgun blast in a hallway, but the story is cool.


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