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Q: Obscure movie from the 70's (or late 60's) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Obscure movie from the 70's (or late 60's)
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: moviehead-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 19 Mar 2006 18:21 PST
Expires: 18 Apr 2006 19:21 PDT
Question ID: 709346
What is the name of the movie in which a young man (long, wavy dark
hair) creates a peep-hole to watch a female neighbor (long,
stick-straight hair). Eventually, he breaks into her home. When he
confronts her, she screams and he puts his hand (dirty) over her
mouth. When he takes his hand away, her face has smudges on it. At the
end, he is escorted away by the police and is screaming for his
Subject: Re: Obscure movie from the 70's (or late 60's)
Answered By: juggler-ga on 19 Mar 2006 20:13 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I'm pretty sure that you're describing "Bad Ronald" (1974).

I've seen the film, and I believe that it matches your description. 
Ronald is a young man with wavy, dark hair.  He watches the attractive
daughters of Mr. Wood (Dabney Coleman) through peepholes inside their
house.   The movie ends with Ronald being caught and escorted away by
the police.

See Video Reviews: Bad Ronald (1974) for synopsis and photos:

Here's how one viewer remembers the film:

... Ronald has a good time stealing their food when they're not home
and peeking through his little peep holes (at the chicks) that he's
drilled seemingly in every room in the house... It's a pretty dumb
movie. Ronald's pivoting eyeball gets spotted by one of the chicks as
she's changing in her bedroom. She screams and the next scene shows
Ronald being led away from the house in handcuffs amidst a sea of
flashing police beacons... movie over!"

search strategy:
"bad ronald" daughters police

I hope "Bad Ronald" is the movie that you had in mind.  If not, please
let me know via the "request clarification" feature. Thanks.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 20 Mar 2006 20:49 PST
There are a few DVDs on eBay:

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 20 Mar 2006 23:39 PST
Here's another possible source of a DVD:
(Thanks to my friend and colleague Pinkfreud for locating that site!).
moviehead-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This looks like it. Thank you. Do you know where, exactly, I can get a DVD of this?

Subject: Re: Obscure movie from the 70's (or late 60's)
From: pinkfreud-ga on 19 Mar 2006 20:25 PST
I agree with Juggler. "Bad Ronald" was the first thing I thought of
when I read your description.
Subject: Re: Obscure movie from the 70's (or late 60's)
From: joe916-ga on 19 Mar 2006 23:07 PST
I remember him getting caught by the light shining through one of his
peepholes onto a wall.

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