Film: Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
John McCafferty (Chuck Toedan)Robyn Blythe (Gloria Sternvirgin)Beano (Luigi Pappalardo)Darwyn Carson (Trudy)Mark Lasky (Mama Pappalardo)Bill Whitehead (Don Stuart)Kent Butler (Stage Manager)Debra Lamb (Shanna Shallow)Paul Farbman (Dinko)David Martinson (Page)Felicia Cavazos (Page)Esther Elise (Groupie)Jim Bruce (Featured Convict)Zachary Harris (Featured Convict)Paul Bruno (Featured Convict)Avery Waisbren (Featured Convict)Hugh O. Fields (Featured Convict)Paul Bunnell (Featured Convict)
Chuck Toedan's the host of a game show featuring death row convicts competing in life-or-death contests in hopes of cheating the executioner or, at the very least, winning some nice prizes for their next of kin. Not surprisingly, Chuck has made more than a few enemies, from outraged viewers trying to ban his show, to families of losing contestants looking for revenge. A hit man hired by one such family has shown up at Chuck's office, and he'll need to enlist the help of his most outspoken critic to keep from ending up like most of his contestants.