About the film
suicide prison rape sexual abuse gangster based on true story murder dysfunctional family bank robbery incest machine gun mother son relationship
Release Date: March 24, 1970
|Slogan||:||«You gotta' believe... You gotta' have faith... But first, you gotta' get rid of the witnesses!»|
|Production Companies||:||American International Pictures|
|Producers||:||Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson, Norman T. Herman|
|Writers||:||Robert Thom, Robert Thom, Don Peters|
Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker grows into a violent and powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman, who still shares a bed with Ma; Fred, an ex-con who fell in love with a fellow prisoner; and Lloyd, who gets high on whatever's handy. Together they form a deadly, bizarre family of Depression-era bandits.