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The Devil's 8 (1969)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 August 1969 (UK)
A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

Director:

Burt Topper

Writers:

Larry Gordon (story), Willard Huyck (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Ray Faulkner
Fabian ... Sonny
Tom Nardini Tom Nardini ... Billy Joe
Leslie Parrish ... Cissy
Ross Hagen ... Frank Davis
Cliff Osmond ... Bubba
Larry Bishop ... Tim Chandler
Robert DoQui ... Henry Reed
Ron Rifkin ... Stewart Martin
Joe Turkel ... Sam (as Joseph Turkell)
Baynes Barron ... Bureau Chief
Lada Edmund Jr. ... Inez (as Lada Edmond Jr.)
Marjorie Dayne Marjorie Dayne ... Hailie
Roy Thiel ... Guard
R.L. Armstrong R.L. Armstrong ... Charley (as Tex Armstrong)
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A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.

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The Eight... you'll love or hate! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Eight See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has been said to be a ripoff of the Dirty Dozen (1967). Ralph Meeker played Capt. Stuart Kinder, the psychologist, in the Dirty Dozen (1967). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hardcore (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Have To Love Me More
Music by Jerry Styner, Lyrics by Guy Hemric
Sung by Jerry Howard
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Two Thirds of a dozen
14 April 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This is a film that is destined to have a cult following. That it is a ripoff of The Dirty Dozen will be obvious to one and all.

Christopher George is a Treasury agent who breaks six convicts off a chain gang in the south as these are guys who know the territory and would blend right in. The object is to take down moonshine kingpin Ralph Meeker who has a wired in operation and has killed a few Feds. One of those he frees is Ross Hagen who knows Meeker well and has his own reason for wanting to nail him. Hagen's ex, Leslie Parrish has moved in with Meeker.

The others are about as willing as Lee Marvin's crew was, but soon enough the idea of freedom appeals to them more than the chain gang.

The Devil's 8 is certainly cheaply made with a cast of B list players. But it doesn't take itself seriously at all.

And it does have one catchy musical score. This one will be rumbling around my head for days.


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