Actions

Bloody Mama

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Bloody Mama (1970, USA) is a Hixploitation-Crime film directed by Roger Corman.

08 bloody mama.jpg

Main Details

  • Released in 1970 | Color
  • Running Time: 90 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1970) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Films (Canada) | Cinémas Associés (1970) (France) (theatrical) | LIF (1970) (Italy) (theatrical) | MGM-EMI (1971) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Roger Corman
  • Written by Don Peters, Robert Thom
  • Starring Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle, Don Stroud, Diane Varsi, Bruce Dern, Clint Kimbrough, Robert De Niro
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman, Norman T. Herman, James H. Nicholson
  • Original Music by Don Randi
  • Cinematography by John A. Alonzo
  • Film Editing by Eve Newman

Taglines

  • Say it with bullets! | You gotta' believe... You gotta' have faith... But first, you gotta' get rid of the witnesses! | The family that stays together slays together!

Synopsis

Bloody Mama is very loosely based on the real story of Ma Barker, who is depicted as a corrupt mother who encourages and organizes her children's criminality; in reality, Ma Barker's involvement in criminality was fairly limited. The film features an early appearance by a young Robert De Niro as Lloyd Barker. In 2008, Bloody Mama was nominated for AFI's Top 10 Gangster Films list. Corman says the film is one of his favourites. (Wikipedia)

Donate