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Kiss the Girls Goodbye (1997)

| Horror
Overbearing mom causes Carl's sociopathic behavior.

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Lee Karaim

Writer:

Lee Karaim
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frankie Ray ... Carl Ray Hicks
Stephanie Shaub ... Dawn Hanson
Ann O'Leary Ann O'Leary ... Robin
Zena Dell Lowe ... Beth (as Zena Del Stephens)
Steven Friedlander Steven Friedlander ... Matt
Matt Fallon Matt Fallon ... Brad
Joan Neubauer Joan Neubauer ... Carl's Mother
Roberta West Roberta West ... Dawn's Mother
Bill Bleiweiss Bill Bleiweiss ... Lester
Robert Ryder Robert Ryder ... Man in Boxers
Delia Kenney Delia Kenney ... Kimberly
Silvana Tei Kenney Silvana Tei Kenney ... Kim's Mother
David Crow David Crow ... Cop
Ricky Corredera Ricky Corredera ... Waiter
Arthur Yreche Arthur Yreche ... Poetry Boy
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Carl Ray Hicks, a piano teacher with psychopathic tendencies due to his overbearing mother, picks up and kidnaps Dawn while she's hitchhiking a ride home to her mother. Keeping her stashed in a secret area of his house, he begins subjecting her to various torture rituals to satisfy his violent desires. Bound to each other in a love/hate relationship, when Dawn finally escapes she finds herself undeniably drawn to return for the fulfillment only Carl could provide for her. Written by dwolf

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Highly entertaining psycho kidnapper flick
26 November 2005 | by lawfellaSee all my reviews

A standard theme, truly well-handled. Another variation on the old one about a guy whose resentment against his emasculating mother turns him into a psycho. In this one, he seeks revenge on the world by kidnapping and imprisoning a college girl, chosen at random. What puts this film a cut above is the clever dialog and fine acting. The psycho, Carl, is confident and pathetic at the same time, and his social gaffes are often hilarious. His mother is so casually relentless in her abuse as to make Carl's conduct seem almost reasonable. There is a group of college kids dimly trying to deal with their colleague's disappearance, while at the same time pursuing the usual collegiate pursuits, i.e., getting laid and getting high, resulting in some pretty funny exchanges. Almost all the gory and extreme events happen off screen, which I appreciated (though I am sure there are other viewers would prefer to have seen them for themselves). There is also some stuff about the effect of the kidnapping on the victim, and on the feelings she develops about Carl -- this part is not particularly believable, but makes for hilarious dialog when she tries to talk about her experience with classmates. I really enjoyed this film, although I hadn't expected to think much of it. Surprisingly entertaining -- try it!


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