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American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 March 2010 (USA)
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

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Elijah Drenner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Eric Schaefer Eric Schaefer ... Himself - Film Historian
Eddie Muller Eddie Muller ... Himself - Film Historian
John Landis ... Himself - Director, Animal House
Kim Morgan ... Herself - Film Historian
Fred Olen Ray ... Himself - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Allison Anders ... Herself - Director, Mi Vida Loca
Joe Dante ... Himself - Director, Gremlins
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself - Director, Scum of the Earth
Jeremy Kasten ... Himself - Director, Wizard of Gore
William Lustig ... Himself - Director, Maniac Cop
Lewis Teague ... Himself - Director, Cujo
David Hess ... Himself - Actor, The Last House on the Left
Bob Minor ... Himself - Actor, Foxy Brown
Jack Hill ... Himself - Director, Coffy & Foxy Brown
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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Giving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Американский грайндхаус See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$986, 4 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,529, 6 February 2011
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Amero, Pam Grier, and Harry H. Novak were all approached to be interviewed in this documentary, but turned said offers down. See more »

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References Uden en trævl (1968) See more »

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American Grindhouse is an essential documentary on the grindhouse theatre entertainment
20 March 2011 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this fascinating documentary on the exploitation movies of the last 100 or so years on Hulu.com. Many interesting insights from various figures like John Landis, Joe Dante, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Jack Hill, Fred Williamson, and the late Don Edmonds, the last one had died not long after filming his interview. He's the one responsible for that infamous Nazi (or possibly anti-) flick that introduced Ilsa (which I have yet to watch in its entirety). This possibly won't be the last word on the various genres that played in various grindhouse and drive-in theatres over the last several decades but it's certainly one of the most essential that I'd highly recommend. Many quotable lines and interesting clips abound here.


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