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Sweet Savior (1971)

A Manson-like cult leader takes his "flock" to New York City, where they do drugs and kill people.

Director:

Robert L. Roberts (as Bob Roberts)

Writers:

Willie Gilbert (as Matt Cavanagh), Robert L. Roberts (story) (as Bob Roberts)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Troy Donahue ... Moon
Renay Granville Renay Granville ... Sandra Barlow
Francine Middleton Francine Middleton ... Faith
Tallie Cochrane ... Ruth (as Talie Cochrane)
Matt Greene Matt Greene ... Bull
Tobi Marsh Tobi Marsh ... Fritzi
Lee Terri Lee Terri ... Maggie
Joie Addison Joie Addison ... Carol
Mark Curran Mark Curran ... Chris
Alan Waters Alan Waters ... Folk Singer
Perry Gewirtz Perry Gewirtz ... Pretzel Man
Joy Campbell Joy Campbell ... Elsa
Michele Norris Michele Norris ... Maggie's Girlfriend
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Storyline

Sandra Barlow is a 70's girl looking for kicks in the form of sex and drugs. One day, she decides to have an orgy drug party and invite some "freaks" led by Moon to entertain her and her rich friends. Moon has other things in mind as his friends are looking for an orgy of sex and gore. Written by Josh Pasnak

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Six states wanted them jailed. Eight torture victims wanted them dead. All the blood freaks wanted was one more night... of the most brutal orgy in history!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

X | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tallie Cochrane got her SAG card from acting in this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally rated "X" by the MPAA, film was edited and re-rated "R". See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Ugly but not without merit.
25 January 2001 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

Sweet Savior was made around the time of the Charles Manson murders and the main charcter (played by a shaggy haired Troy Donahue) is basically, a Charles Manson-like guru who brings his flock to the home of a wealthy couple where a party is going on. The film has a lot of scenes that are pretty sick. The X rating is not unwarranted. Still, one can't help but notice an important sub-theme: the magnetic allure and influence a charismatic figure may have on a simple minded person especially when that charismatic figure supplies drugs to the person. The film also shows the potentially fatal dangers of blindly following a leader, thus it has some significance. However, it's unlikely that the film makers had any social conscience in mind when they made this due to the film's exploitational nature and the mean spirit which pervades throughout.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1973 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Saviour See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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