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The Mutilator (1984)

A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

Directors:

Buddy Cooper, John Douglass (co-director)

Writer:

Buddy Cooper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Mitler ... Ed Jr.
Ruth Martinez ... Pam
Bill Hitchcock ... Ralph
Connie Rogers ... Sue
Frances Raines ... Linda
Morey Lampley ... Mike
Jack Chatham ... Big Ed
Ben Moore ... Cop
Trace Cooper ... Younger Ed Jr.
Pamela Weddle Cooper Pamela Weddle Cooper ... Mother
Jimmy Guthrie Jimmy Guthrie ... Bartender
George Sutton George Sutton ... Gentleman At Bar
Steve Davis Steve Davis ... Student In Bar
Tom Outlaw Tom Outlaw ... Student In Bar
Pat Jordon Pat Jordon ... Student In Bar
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Storyline

A group of teenagers decide to take a vacation at the beach house of one of their fathers. The kid whose father owns the house just happened to accidentally kill his mother when he was a child. When they get to the house, the father has mysteriously disappeared. Hmmm... Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A vacation that became a nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fall Break See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Shostrom and Matt Mitler both celebrated their birthdays on set. Mark's birthday is May 13th and Matt's is May 27th. May 13th was a Friday that year, so Mark's birthday fell on Friday the 13th. See more »

Quotes

Ed Jr.: That's strange. My dad's battleaxe is missing.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes appear during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film have been released by Vestron Video in th mid 80s: the R-Rated Theatrical version, and an unrated version. Unrated version contains extra blood and gore,most notably in the hook scene and in the end with the killer's demise See more »

Connections

Featured in Mutilator Memories (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fall Break
Theme
Written by Michael Minard and Arthur Resnick
Performed by Peter Yellen and The Breakers (Sanchie Bobrow, Buddy Cooper, Marty Fogel, Anthony Franklin, John Hill, Matthew Hill, Gregg Hollister, Gary Solomon, Abe Speller, Neil B. Whitford (as Neil Whitford))
Associate Producer: Gary Solomon
Music programmer: Rick Stevenson
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User Reviews

 
Nasty slasher with some amusing moments.
13 February 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Buddy Cooper's "The Mutilator" is just another decent slasher film.Of course the acting is completely awful and the film is extremely predictable and unoriginal,but the gore effects made by Mark Shostrom are excellent.There is a bloody decapitation,a pretty good pitch forking and death by chainsaw.The scene where the girl is impaled with a huge fish hook through the crotch is pretty nasty and gruesome,but not particularly explicit.Overall,I enjoyed "The Mutilator" and you should too,if you like gory slasher films.My rating:7 out of 10.Check it out.


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