The Name of the Game Is Kill!

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  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Release year: 1968
  • Running time: 84 min
"You can't buy a ticket to see this movie... unless you pledge not to reveal the surprise shock ending", exclaimed the promotional campaign for film distributor JOE SOLOMON's 1968 psychological thriller, "THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL", from screenwriter,... read more
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"You can't buy a ticket to see this movie... unless you pledge not to reveal the surprise shock ending", exclaimed the promotional campaign for film distributor JOE SOLOMON's 1968 psychological thriller, "THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL", from screenwriter, GARY CRUTCHER ("STANLEY"), and television director, GUNNAR HELLSTROM ("GUNSMOKE"). After being lost for over four decades, audiences will at last be able to experience this drive-in suspense film on a special edition DVD, restored for archival film elements and loaded with EXCLUSIVE bonus features. While hitchhiking along a desert highway in rural Arizona, Hungarian refugee and drifter (JACK LORD- "HAWAII 5-0") is given a lift by an attractive young girl (SUSAN STRASBERG-"THE TRIP") to a nearby 'ghost town'. There her family, consisting of her two sisters and their estranged mother, manage an old gas station. One by one, the sisters reveal to him clues to their shattered past. Slowly, the drifter becomes entangled in their web of deceit and desire, leading to "one of the most surprise shock endings ever filmed!"

Original Release

05/01/1968

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Cast

Jack Lord Symcha Lipa
Susan Strasberg Mickey Terry
Collin Wilcox Paxton Diz Terry (as Collin Wilcox)
Tisha Sterling Nan Terry
T.C. Jones Mrs. Terry
Mort Mills Sheriff Fred Kendall
Marc Desmond The Doctor
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Directors

Gunnar Hellstrom

Writers

Gary Crutcher

Cast

Jack Lord Symcha Lipa
Susan Strasberg Mickey Terry
Collin Wilcox Paxton Diz Terry (as Collin Wilcox)
Tisha Sterling Nan Terry
T.C. Jones Mrs. Terry
Mort Mills Sheriff Fred Kendall
Marc Desmond The Doctor

Producers

Joe Solomon Executive Producer
Jay Lovins Producer
Robert A. Poore Producer
Robert L. Rosen Producer

Editors

Lou Lombardo

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