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‘Hellgate’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran, Evan J. Klisser, Joanne Warde, Frank Notaro, Lance Vaughan, Victor Melleney | Written by Michael O’Rourke | Directed by William A. Levey

Hellgate was released at the very back end of the 1980′s, written by Michael O’Rourke and directed by William A. Levey (Blackenstein) and featured, as it’s selling point and headline act, the late Ron Palillo (Welcome Back, Kotter), an actor who had been mostly known for his work in television sitcoms and bit-parts on drama shows and low-budget films. Palillo plays, for lack of a better term, the “stud” of the movie, and we even get to see him, straddling and wiggling in his birthday suit, a disturbing moment in cinema, for sure. His performance is lacklustre like the rest of the performances in the film, but once you get used to it… actually, scrap that, you never get used to it,

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