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Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

R | | Comedy, Horror | March 1988 (USA)
A man comes across a gang of chainsaw-wielding prostitutes who hack people up for their cult.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay) (as Dr. S. Carver), T.L. Lankford (screenplay) (as B.J. Nestles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... The Stranger
Linnea Quigley ... Samantha
John Henry Richardson ... Jack Chandler (as Jay Richardson)
Dawn Wildsmith ... Lori
Michelle Bauer ... Mercedes (as Michelle McLellan)
Esther Elise ... Lisa (as Esther Alise)
Tricia Burns Tricia Burns ... Ilsa
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Hermie (as Jerry Fox)
Jimmy Williams ... Bo
Michael Sonye Michael Sonye ... Jake the Bartender (as Dukey Flyswatter)
Dennis T. Mooney Dennis T. Mooney ... Harrison (as Dennis Monney)
Jerry Miller Jerry Miller ... Murphy
Steve Welles ... Lab Tech #1
Charles O'Hair ... Lab Tech #2
Susie Wilson Susie Wilson ... Sally
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A man comes across a gang of chainsaw-wielding prostitutes who hack people up for their cult. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

They Charge An Arm and a Leg!

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Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$23,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title was "Chainsaw Hookers", but the video distribution company that provided part of the funding (LA Video) wanted the word "Hollywood" in the title. When the film was released in the UK, it was called "Hollywood Hookers" because it was illegal to use the word "Chainsaw" in a movie title. Instead, they used a picture of a chainsaw in place of the word. See more »

Quotes

Jack Chandler: Oh yeah, as for Sam... well, she's a big girl. Her mother was happy when she heard Sam was safe, and I needed a secretary - like a hole in the head. But she's a nice kid, so maybe I'll let her stay around awhile. Besides, she's got a great set of tits!
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Crazy Credits

The CHAINSAWS used in this Motion Picture are REAL and DANGEROUS! They are handled here by seasoned PROFESSIONALS. The makers of this Motion Picture advise strongly against anyone attempting to perform these stunts at home. Especially if you are naked and about to engage in strenuous SEX. My conscience is clear, (signed) Fred Olen Ray. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK video release was cut by 1 minute 6 seconds to remove all use of chainsaws as weapons. The distributor - Colourbox Video was also forced to remove the word 'chainsaw' from the title. See more »

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Referenced in Girls of the 'B' Movies (1998) See more »

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Nothing Comes From Nothing
Written by S. Traversa
Performed by The Fugitive Kind
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More fun than you might expect.
21 August 2007 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

With its tongue firmly planted in its cheek, this camp B-movie horror, by Fred Olen Ray, manages to be fairly infectious fun, delivering everything one could wish for in a movie with such a delightfully trashy title: a ridiculously silly plot, a half dozen women willing to strip off in front of the camera, some crap special effects (plastic body parts and a few gallons of fake blood), and a running time just short enough to ensure that the film doesn't outstay its welcome.

Jay Richardson plays Jack Chandler, a sleazy private-eye searching for missing teenager Samantha (Linnea Quigley). During the course of his investigations, he meets Mercedes (Michelle Bauer), a sexy, but murderous hooker, and subsequently discovers the existence of a chainsaw worshipping cult, led by The Stranger, (Gunnar Hansen).

With its deliberately cheesy film-noir voice-over, some very bad comedy, frequent nudity from scream queens Quigley and Bauer, and some daft OTT power-tool dismemberment, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers isn't as unwatchable as the title suggests. If you're in the mood for a spot of unpretentious low-budget fun, then check out this entertaining 80s cult classic.


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