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The Vernonia Incident (1989)

Not Rated | | Action | Video 1 September 1989
Vernonia is just another quiet and quaint American town, smack in the middle of heartland U.S.A. But Vernonia's innocence is shattered one day when two crazed gunmen from the city ride into... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Stevens Shawn Stevens ... Bike
David Emerson Jackson ... Link (as David Jackson)
Floyd S. Ragner Floyd S. Ragner ... Bill
Ed Justice Ed Justice ... Ben
Tony Hyde Tony Hyde ... Vern (as Anthony Hyde)
Jason Shores Jason Shores ... Bub (as Jason D. Shores)
Robert Louis Jackson Robert Louis Jackson ... Hank
John C. Ragner John C. Ragner ... Policeman Shot at Market - Officer Michaels
Wes Regan Wes Regan ... Wes
Emma L. Etheridge Emma L. Etheridge ... Lady Sweeping Sidewalk
Joe Vanecek Joe Vanecek ... Man with Newspaper
Tessie Aldrich Tessie Aldrich ... Lady on Bench
Linda Naeve Linda Naeve ... Lady on Bench
Kelli Brewer Kelli Brewer ... Clerk in Mini Mart
Norman Jensen Norman Jensen ... Gas Attendant


Vernonia is just another quiet and quaint American town, smack in the middle of heartland U.S.A. But Vernonia's innocence is shattered one day when two crazed gunmen from the city ride into town looking for trouble. They find it as they terrorize Vernonia's kind folks, pillage the town, and murder the police chief for an encore. The urban scum think they've made a clean getaway, but soon find themselves on the run from an entire community that's armed, angry, and out for blood. The murderers now become the marked prey as the massive mob ensnares them in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, the desperate men finally storm a farmhouse and take a young girl hostage--which pushes the people of Vernonia right over the edge. Never has revenge been so ultimate... Written by Charles MacDonald

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1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge of the Rednecks See more »

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Golden West Films See more »
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Alternate Versions

The original version, as released by Rentertainment, ran 91-minutes, and included several scenes shot on video (most of the movie was shot on film). There is also a one-hour version, which eliminated the "shot on video" scenes, and has a different ending. Both versions are now available from Amazon. See more »

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ACTION ADVENTURE will never be the same...
25 May 2010 | by guestar57See all my reviews

Starring:David Jackson and Greg Nutt. A Ray Etheridge classic ACTION flick. When Drive-Ins still ruled and VHS was a threat to TV,This film would have been the talk of the South ! Filmed in Oregon ?,With Real Bullets,Real car crashes and real dynamite…Who could ever imagine happening on film ? Ray Etheridge is a different kind of filmmaker,We're not saying this film effort is the reason Ray and Migdalia moved to Florida,But think someone must have died filming at end. Seriously one of the best endings this side of 'Night Of The Living Dead' shock finis. The bad guy,David Jackson,is still making movies. Greg Nutt,The helicopter pilot( YOU KNEW it had a helicopter),Flew on Magnum,P.I. and NCIS and JAG series ! Again,The Etheridges deliver entertainment.

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