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Destroyer (1988)

R | | Horror, Thriller | April 1988 (USA)
A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of ... See full summary »

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Robert Kirk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Foreman ... Susan Malone
Clayton Rohner ... David Harris
Lyle Alzado ... Ivan Moser
Anthony Perkins ... Robert Edwards
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Russell (as Tobias Andersen)
Lannie Garrett Lannie Garrett ... Sharon Fox
Jim Turner ... Rewire
Pat Mahoney Pat Mahoney ... Warden Karsh
David Kristin David Kristin ... Fingers
Vanessa Townsell Vanessa Townsell ... Bea
Stanley Kirk Stanley Kirk ... The Cabbie
Bernie Welch Bernie Welch ... Officer Callahan
Robert Himber Robert Himber ... Len
Eric Meyer Eric Meyer ... Foley
Kurt Hubler Kurt Hubler ... Tommy
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A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison exploitation flick, but find that a certain somebody is disrupting their shooting schedule... Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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3000 volts couldn't kill him...it just gave him a buzz. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Brighton, Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

'Anthony Perkins' replaced Roddy McDowall on short notice. See more »

Quotes

Russell: [on seeing Ivan dressed as a security guard/police officer] What's with the outfit?
Ivan Moser: It's a disguise!
Russell: Disguise from what?
Ivan Moser: From You!
[Attacks him with a Jackhammer]
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Jailhouse Slaughter
9 October 2016 | by shawnblackmanSee all my reviews

This film has a crew making a movie in a abandoned prison. The problem is one of the prisoners is still there and he is angry.

This had Lyle Alzado playing the psycho. This guy was awesome but his career got cut short when just four years after making this he died of brain cancer. The whole concept of the film is cheesy but you still watch all the mayhem. One scene has Lyle chasing someone with a jackhammer which is the scene depicted on the cover. They don't show how much air hose he has or explain even why a working jackhammer would be left at the prison but it doesn't matter. He also likes to eat hair (maybe the person still had that Body On Tap shampoo that was enriched with beer). Overall he played a good nut job. Playing the director was Anthony Perkins who was always whining and grabbing his head. His best scene was when he sizzled and popped on the electric chair.

A fun little film. Put your mind in neutral and enjoy.


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