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American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Action, Comedy | 13 March 2010 (USA)
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

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Elijah Drenner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Eric Schaefer Eric Schaefer ... Self - Film Historian
Eddie Muller Eddie Muller ... Self - Film Historian
John Landis ... Self - Director, Animal House
Kim Morgan ... Self - Film Historian
Fred Olen Ray ... Self - Director, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Allison Anders ... Self - Director, Mi Vida Loca
Joe Dante ... Self - Director, Gremlins
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Self - Director, Scum of the Earth
Jeremy Kasten ... Self - Director, Wizard of Gore
William Lustig ... Self - Director, Maniac Cop
Lewis Teague Lewis Teague ... Self - Director, Cujo
David Hess ... Self - Actor, The Last House on the Left
Bob Minor ... Self - Actor, Foxy Brown
Jack Hill ... Self - Director, Coffy & Foxy Brown
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This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment. Written by Anonymous

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Giving Audiences What They Want Since the Dawn of Motion Pictures.


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John Amero, Pam Grier, and Harry H. Novak were all approached to be interviewed in this documentary, but turned said offers down. See more »

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References Helga (1967) See more »

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The Only Film History Lesson You'll Ever Need
26 March 2010 | by lorryotooleSee all my reviews

Just saw "American Grindhouse" at The Boston Underground Film Festival and loved it. Very insightful, very fast and very funny. I enjoyed that they have a couple of witty female interviewees, as well. I thought I knew a lot of movies - particularly grindhouse a.k.a. exploitation films, but this movie puts it all into perspective for me.

I thought that this documentary would mainly focus on the exploitation most of us think of from the 60's on to present day. I am glad to say that is has a much more interesting approach then just that obvious plot. It starts at the turn of the 18th century at the dawn of cinema, all and while amusing classic clips. It progresses decade by decade comparing more contemporary films to pre code Hollywood. These are things most exploitation fans would never really think of...'Where did the 70s exploit films come from, and what inspired them?' I personally welcome this lesson, and don't worry you get the schlock and gore too! My point? Even if your a 'know it all' go see it, it's academic with a punch line. Now if I can only find all of these amazing movies they talked about.


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13 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Американский грайндхаус See more »

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$5,529

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