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The Crazies Details

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[[Performer~P108784~George Romero~georgearomero]]'s The Crazies involves a biochemical warfare virus code-named "Trixie" that gets into the water supply of Evans City, PA. It has two equally unpleasant effects, either killing its victims outright or driving them hopelessly insane. The military descends on the town like a plague of locusts, quarantining the area and dragging the frightened citizens from their homes to be corralled at the local high school while the "powers that be" figure out what to do. Human interest revolves around firefighting Nam vet David and his pregnant wife, Judy, who try to escape the quarantine, the virus, and the militant redneck locals whom [[Performer~P108784~Romero~georgearomero]] portrays as even more fearsome than the soldiers. There's also an infected father and daughter, played by [[Performer~P127943~Richard Liberty~richardliberty]] ([[Feature~V12621~Day of the Dead~dayofthedead]]) and pretty [[Performer~P43552~Lynn Lowry~lynnlowry]] ([[Feature~V49409~Shivers~shivers]]), who gives the film's best performance as an innocent waif who mourns the passing of her own sanity. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 1973

Cast

Kim Smith
Leland Starnes
as Shelby
Richard France
as Dr. Watts
Stephen Liska
Lynn Lowry
as Kathie
Bill Hinzman
Harry Spillman
as Maj. Ryder
Ned Schmidtke
as Sgt. Tragesser
Lloyd Hollar
as Col. Pockem
Richard Liberty
as Artie
Lane Carroll
as Judy

Crew

George A. Romero
Director
Paul McCollough
Screen Story
George A. Romero
Screenwriter
Bill Hinzman
Cinematographer
Bruce Roberts
Composer (Music Score)
George A. Romero
Editor
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