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Covington Walk of Stars #13- Scalpel


scalpelWhat would you do for five million dollars? That’s the hot question this week.  Covington, Georgia’s Walk of Stars presents to you the creepy 13th stop on this Hollywood of the South Tour—’Scalpel’ also known as ‘False Face’! Scalpel came to life (so to speak) in 1977, by director John Grissmer and writer Joseph Weintraub.

This drama/thriller follows the life of Dr. Phillip Reynolds played by Robert Lansing.  Lansing, known for his roles in Bonanza, Murder She wrote, and Law & Order, portrayed this psychopathic plastic surgeon who is bent on receiving money from the will of his father-in-law who has recently died and cut off his only son Bradley and all other relatives.

The sole beneficiary of the five million dollars is the deceased’s granddaughter Heather, who unfortunately is the daughter of psycho plastic surgeon Reynolds and niece to the deceased’s son Bradley… no one has seen Heather for over a year. The film follows the twisted and psychotic plans of Dr. Reynolds and the suspicions of Uncle Bradley as they both plot ways to get what they desire most—five million dollars.

Scalpel is 95 minutes of suspense, with Lansing excelling at bringing the psychopathic plastic surgeon to life. His co-star Arlen Dean Snyder, playing suspicious Uncle Bradley, had great chemistry while playing off one another to help create the creepy drama of Scalpel. This film may make you think twice about plastic surgery!

With a cast resume including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI, Nip-Tuck, L.A. Law, Napoleon Dynamite, The Wonder Years and more, it’s no wonder we are so pleased to welcome the 13th stop, the 1977 drama/thriller Scalpel to the Walk of Stars! Filmed in Covington Georgia, we take pride in the unique experience we create when you visit with us here in the Hollywood of the South! Till next week and the next stop!

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