Before They Were Stars: Mark Hamill Goes Psycho in “The City”

If you sat down in front of the boob tube on January 12, 1977 and watched a made-for-TV movie called The City, you probably never would have guessed that the actor camping it up as the villain would soon be headlining the biggest movie of all time. But mere months before Star Wars, Mark Hamill played an unhinged psychopath in this otherwise forgettable film and the plot summary for The City on IMDb is hilarious:

“Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks’ problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when he was a baby. Banks is now intent on getting revenge for this by killing Wes. Only Matt and Scott can stop him.”

So… here’s your chance to watch Luke Skywalker turn to the Dark Side because he was punched in the face as a baby!

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