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Another Son of Sam (1977)

PG | | Crime, Horror, Thriller | 1977 (USA)
A psychotic killer escapes from an insane asylum and goes on a killing spree. The SWAT team it sent out to track him down.


Dave Adams (as Dave A. Adams)


Dave Adams (as Dave A. Adams)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russ Dubuc Russ Dubuc ... Lt. Setzer
Cynthia Stewart Cynthia Stewart ... Dr. Daisy Ellis
Robert McCourt Robert McCourt ... Captain Thompson (as Bob McCourt)
John Harper John Harper ... Sgt. Flowers
Larry Sprinkle Larry Sprinkle ... Officer Mike Shuster
Bill Brown Bill Brown ... Officer John Mills
Bonnie Schrier Bonnie Schrier ... Heather
Kim Saunders Kim Saunders ... Darlene Page
Pam Mullins Pam Mullins ... Tina
Garland Atkins Garland Atkins ... SWAT Leader, Lt. Nelson
Martin Hill Martin Hill ... SWAT Officer
Joe Artero Joe Artero ... Dave
Charles Reynolds Charles Reynolds ... Mr. McWhirther (as Charlie Reynolds)
Richard Poyner Richard Poyner ... Dr. Neisler
Carl Jones Carl Jones ... Dr. Hood


A psychotic killer escapes from an insane asylum and goes on a killing spree. The SWAT team it sent out to track him down.

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1977 (USA) See more »

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Hostages See more »

Filming Locations:

Belmont, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Filmed in 1975, not released until 1977. See more »

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1959 - Charles Starkweather - Nebraska to Wyoming within 48 hours, he slaughtered ten people See more »


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Amateur night in every aspect
16 March 2019 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

When I was a teenager, this movie was in one of my local video stores. Although the title and the artwork of the box intrigued me, all the same I got the whiff that the movie was a real stinker, so I never rented it. But the other day, it was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies (of all places!), and I decided to watch it since it would be free. Well, all I've got to say is that I was a very smart teenager. Actually, the movie is even worse than I imagined it to be. Your twelve year-old son or daughter could write, direct, or even edit their own production more competently than these results. There's hardly any story here, with the screenplay ridiculously padded despite the movie running less than 75 minutes long. The scenes with the psychopath doing his thing are so ineptly staged that you don't get the least bit of feeling of horror or even mild creepiness. You also don't get a sense of what this psychopath is like, given that we don't really see him until the final few minutes of the movie. And what's with all the freeze-frame moments, slow motion moments, or for that matter scenes that abruptly end or start? While the ineptness of the movie does occasionally generate unintended chuckles, for the most part this movie will test the patience of even the most forgiving viewers. The only people I would recommend to watch it are independent filmmakers about to start making their own movie - it would reassure them that while they may end up making a bad movie, it would in no way be as bad as this movie.

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