Retribution (1987)





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A suicidal artist tries to end his miserable life on Halloween night and fails after jumping off the roof of a ramshackle LA boarding house. After the fall, his soul has somehow become possessed by the spirit of a murderous criminal. This horror movie explains how and why. Now the poor bum finds himself haunted by terrible dreams of places he's never been and atrocities he could never think of committing. The dreams take an even darker edge when he begins reading about of a series of murders. Each victim was killed in exactly the same way he dreamed they were; he also learns that each was involved in the killing of the crook.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Dennis Lipscomb
as George Miller
Leslie Wing
as Jennifer Curtis
Jeff Pomerantz
as Dr. Alan Falconer
George Murdock
as Dr. John Talbot
Pamela Dunlap
as Sally Benson
Susan Peretz
as Mrs. Stoller
Clare Peck
as Carla Minelli
Hoyt Axton
as Lt. Ashley
Pearl Adell
as Waitress
Mario Roccuzzo
as Johnny Blake
Harry Caesar
as Charlie
Jeffrey Josephson
as Joe Martinez
Danny D. Daniels
as Rasta Doctor
Mike Muscat
as Vito Minelli Sr.
Ed Berke
as Mickey
George Caldwell
as Paramedic
Brian Christian
as Bus Driver
Tony Cox
as Hotel Resident
David Dunard
as Lt. Lupo
Trish Fillmore
as Desiree
Kenneth Gray
as Rev. Dr. Baxley
Richard Jamison
as 4th Killer
Joan-Carol Kent
as Paramedic
Steve Lerman
as Bus Passenger
Guy Magar
as Taxi Driver
Muriel Minot
as Gallery Attendant
Dog: Miss Holly
as Hotel Dog
Matthew Newmark
as Vito Minelli, Jr.
Diane Robin
as Crash Victim
Michelle Roth
as Newscaster
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This was something I'd been looking forward to finally checking out after seeing the trailer on numerous Code Red DVDs and I'm happy to cross it off the list at long last. Possibly a bit thin on plot, the movie is held together by some really well-done special effects. Worth a rental if you can track it down.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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