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The Census Taker

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Director  Bruce R. Cook
Music director  The Residents
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime
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Language  English
The Census Taker movie poster
Release date  July 1984
Writer  Bruce R. Cook, Gordon M. Smith
Genres  Comedy, Black comedy, Thriller, Indie film, Crime Thriller
Cast  Greg Mullavey, Meredith MacRae, Garrett Morris, Timothy Bottoms
Similar movies  I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, W Delta Z, Mad Max: Fury Road, Irreversible, Memories of Murder, John Wick
Tagline  Four lovers with everything to hide. One stranger with nothing to lose.

The census taker


The Census Taker is a 1984 black comedy directed by Bruce R. Cook. It stars Greg Mullavey, Meredith MacRae, Timothy Bottoms, and Garrett Morris. The film was The Residents' first film soundtrack commission when their participation was suggested by Penn Jillette to Cook. It was released by Trans World Entertainment on VHS in 1988 under the title Husbands, Wives, Money & Murder.

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Plot

When George (Greg Mullavey) and Martha (Meredith MacRae) let Harvey (Garrett Morris), an annoying census taker, into their home, they find themselves under a barrage of increasingly abusive questions. Furious at his intrusiveness, and at their wit's end, they kill the census taker and with the help of their friends Pete (Timothy Bottoms) and Eva (Austen Tayler), must hide the body from a determined investigator.

Partial cast

  • Greg Mullavey as George
  • Meredith MacRae as Martha
  • Garrett Morris as Harvey
  • Timothy Bottoms as Pete
  • Jennifer Finch as Punk Girl
  • Troy Alexander as Edward
  • Erin-Bruce Tolcharian as Robert
  • William R. Bremer as Sheriff
  • Independent reviews

  • TV Guide review: The Census Taker
  • References

    The Census Taker Wikipedia
    The Census Taker IMDb The Census Taker themoviedb.org


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