Friday, November 16, 2007

Movies That Fell Through the Cracks # 32


HEROWORK came out in 1977. It's a low budget film where the absolute only actor I'd ever even heard of by name is an obscure character actor named Milt Kogan! Many of the others appearing have familiar faces (ncluding the guy who played "Rooster" on BARETTA) but never heard of 'em. Rod Browning (who apparently went on to be a screenwriter) is top-billed as a good guy who, along with an incongruously masked sidekick, sets out to solve a series of murders where the killer leaves behind chocolate on his victims as a trademark. Written, produced and directed by one Michael Adrian--for whom this was his only listed IMDB credit--HEROWORK compared its main characters to Batman, Robin Hood and the Lone Ranger but the whole thing plays like a Burt Reynolds dramady of the period without Burt's charisma.

1 comment:

Marc Edward Heuck said...

Took a little tracking, but this oddity did finally appear on home video in the '80's. The former Vidmark (now Lionsgate) released this in 1984 under the title THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE CHOCOLATE KILLER.