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Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of ... See full summary »
Writer Allyn Warner decided not to have his name featured on the credits so he opted for the universal pseudonym for people who wish to disassociate themselves from a production, Allan Smithee. Ironically, the name was misspelled - Allan usually has two Ls, Warner's credit had just one.
All that did was give me a hard on!
Steadicam reflected in the mirror when Lucas is searching his house in opening sequence.
The U.S print was cut to receive an R-rating with edits to shots of severed legs in a meat grinder, Max's electrocution scene, the staircase fight and some bloody shootings. The UK Anchor Bay DVD (in the "House Collection" box set) featured the cut print though earlier UK video releases plus the Hollywood DVD budget release all feature the full unrated print.
$773,348 30 April 1989