Director: Michael Laughlin Run Time: 87 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1981
Starring: Arthur Dignam, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Michael Murphy
THE DEUCE presents STRANGE BEHAVIOR, which premiered on the Deuce at the NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE in October of 1981, under the alternate – and apropos – title: DEAD KIDS!
Q&A with special guest star Michael Murphy and Don Shor! Plus: Prizes and surprises, Bronx Brewery Pale Ale at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
The population of small town Galesburg, Illinois is down… about six feet! Something is turning the normally nice high school kids into murderous maniacs and petulant police chief/single dad, Michael Murphy, thinks it’s connected to high-jinks happening up at the local college Psych Department. Weird and wacky and one of a kind – with one of the best dance parties in movie history! Sock hops and silly shocks, mad scientists and syringes! Made on the cheap in Australia by Americans abroad – director Michael Laughlin and screenwriter Bill Condon – hit The Deuce as DEAD KIDS at the New Amsterdam in October of 1981 – a perfect Halloween treat for the tricks down on 42nd. Start your New Year right with this bit of frightful fun!
Complimentary drinks at the after-party courtesy of Bronx Brewery.