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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

By pick, by axe, by sword, bye bye! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer/director Buddy Cooper kept a lot of the props used in this film. See more »

Quotes

Ed Jr.: [while eating] That wasn't so bad.
Mike: [burps]
Ed Jr.: That was.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes appear during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Vipco's UK release passed in 2000 (labelled the 'Extreme Version') the BBFC required 7 seconds of cuts to a scene where a girl is violated with a fish hook. This is the most complete version available in the UK, as the previous VHS release (1993) required 26 seconds of cuts. The film is available Uncut on Region 2 DVD from German Label 'Dragon'. See more »

Connections

References Night School (1981) 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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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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