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When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.

Director:

Milton Katselas

Writers:

Mark Medoff (screenplay), Mark Medoff (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Clark ... Cheryl
Marjoe Gortner ... Teddy
Stephanie Faracy ... Angel Childress
Dixie Harris Dixie Harris ... Grandma Childress
Anne Ramsey ... Rhea Childress
Lee Grant ... Clarisse Ethridge
Hal Linden ... Richard Ethridge
Peter Firth ... Stephen Ryder
Pat Hingle ... Lyle Striker
Bill McKinney ... Tommy Clark
Alex Colon ... Younger Mexican Man
Joe Hernandez Joe Hernandez ... Older Mexican Man
Leon Russell ... Radio Preacher
Audra Lindley ... Ceil Ryder
Sherry Unger Sherry Unger ... Bar Floozy
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Storyline

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture. Written by Michael A Kortt <mkortt@une.edu.au>

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Taglines:

He's Gettin' Even with every woman whoever slapped your face - and every man who ever treated you like dirt! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1980 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

I epistrofi tou Red Ryder See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture's source 1973 stage-play by playwright Mark Medoff, who also wrote the film's script, won three Obie (or Off-Broadway Theater) Awards in 1974. Obies are given to productions staged Off-Broadway and awarded by The Village Voice newspaper. The play also won a 1974 Drama Desk Award. See more »

Quotes

Clarisse Ethridge: [to her husband Richard]
Clarisse Ethridge: I'm in trouble - and I don't trust you anymore!
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Connections

References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Four in the Morning
Written by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Hank Snow
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Outstanding ending (no spoiler)
1 June 2004 | by user3003See all my reviews

I seen this movie years ago on television and remember thinking then that it was too violent for TV. I wish I had seen the theatrical version. This lost gem of a movie stuck in my mind. Sure, like any movie it has it's tedious parts but as it progresses it just gets better & better.

The end of William Peter Blatty's "The Nith Configuration" borrows from this movie. The ending in RR is one of the most intelligent best endings I have seen in any movie ever. I noticed on other reviews nobody explains or tells of the "SURPRISE ENDING". So, I will not either. I just know it has probably one of the best endings in film next to "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry".


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