2 user

Hell Town (1985)



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Hell Town (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Noah "Hardstep" Rivers, a hard-living Catholic priest at a church in a crime filled neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles.

Stars: Robert Blake, Whitman Mayo, Jeff Corey
Helltown (TV Movie 2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

This Documentary / Docudrama explores the different aspects, theories, facts, contradictions and speculations of what may have really happened in Helltown 1974 when President Ford ordered ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Cheel
Stars: Terry Brandon, Michael Lipka, Darren White
Hell Town (2015)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

From award-winning directors Steve Balderson and Elizabeth Spear comes this special presentation of three episodes from their never before released prime-time horror-comedy series HELL TOWN... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Balderson, Elizabeth Spear
Stars: Debbie Rochon, Jennifer Grace, Owen Lawless
Money Train (1995)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A vengeful New York City transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares. His foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lopez
Baretta (1975–1978)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta (Robert Blake).

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts
Lost Highway (1997)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius


Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... Father Noah 'Hardstep' Rivers
Jeff Corey ... Lawyer Sam
James Gammon ... Lieutenant Raymond Tracy
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Crazy Horse
Vonetta McGee ... Sister Indigo
Fran Ryan ... Mother Maggie
Isabel Grandin Isabel Grandin ... Sister Angel Cakes
Rhonda Dotson Rhonda Dotson ... Sister Daisy
Tony Longo ... Stump
Whitman Mayo ... One Ball
Timothy Scott ... Mr. Turner
Amy Green Amy Green ... Amy Turner
Liz Torres ... Miss Morales
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Roy Bean
Lynn Marie Parker Lynn Marie Parker ... Mette


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis









Release Date:

6 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Father of Hell Town See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

hilariously bad
15 May 2007 | by ah3133See all my reviews

I don't know what people are smoking to give this a 7/10. I saw this on Movieplex ( so I already knew I was in trouble ). One of the running gags on King of the Hill is a Mexican TV show all the characters watch called "Monsignor Martinez", about a vigilante priest who fights crime. Basically, "Hell Town" is a two-hour version of Monsignor Martinez, except that it wasn't meant to be funny.

The fact that Robert Blake is playing a priest is funny enough. If you could imagine Robert DiNero trying to play Michael Landon's role in Highway to Heaven, you might get a sense of Blake's performance. No word can come out of his mouth that doesn't sound like it should be in Goodfellas.

The best ( as in worst ) lines are his soliloquies where he talks to God. They're so overdone, they're painful. There's a scene where he's in a strip club watching the dancer do her thing, and he says ( paraphrasing ) "God, I thought after I became a priest, these urges would go away!" Of course, since it was the 80's, they couldn't resist the urge to give him a car that nobody ever, ever drives in real life ( especially a priest ). It was some 30's or 40's Chevrolet Woody-looking thing, in perfect condition of course. So after this priest would tough-talk the local gangs, or the cops who thought he was getting in their way, he'd drive off in his Woody like he was heading for the beach.

Not only was Blake miscast in this movie, but his performance was just bad. It was completely stilted. It was like watching an Ed Wood movie where these bad actors try to give these serious performances centered around a ridiculous premise.

It was good for a laugh, but as for recommending it, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed