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Bad Jack Cutter: My calling card is this belt I made from a rattlesnake, who's head I bit off on a bet!
Howard Clemmons: That's disgusting.
~ Bad Jack Cutter to Howard Clemmons.
I'm ready, I'm loose, I'm walking death and destruction!
~ Bad Jack Cutter

Bad Jack Cutter is the secondary antagonist of Joe Camp's 1976 slapstick film Hawmps?. He is a truly violent and odd outlaw who wants to hang Naman Tucker. However, his plan was foiled by Howard Clemmons and Uriah Tibbs, the protagonist and deuteragonist of the film.

He was portrayed by the late Jack Elam, who would go on to play Big Mac from Disney's 1979 film The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again.

Biography

Clemmons learns from Corporal Leroy that Tucker and his men are captured by Cutter at Dagger's Point. Clemmons insists on rescuing Tucker and his men. Along the way, Clemmons and Tibbs capture two other outlaws, steal their clothes and horses, then ride into town in disguise to meet Bad Jack, agreeing to join his gang. Later, they find Tucker and his men in jail and try to pull out the window bars using a horse. When the horse fails, a camel demolishes the entire jail. Tucker and his men run, leaving Tibbs and Clemmons to face the outlaws alone. A gunfight ensues but Clemmons' men ride in on camelback, rescuing their leaders, and ride off before the outlaws can get to their horses.

Clemmons finds water, but as he ties the barrel onto his camel, a shot rings out. Cutter exchanges gunfire with Clemmons as the camel runs away. After sundown, the camel reaches Tibbs and his men. The men drink their fill, then realize Clemmons is missing. The next morning, Cutter realizes Clemmons is out of ammunition. He climbs down the rocks and shoots Clemmons in the chest but as he celebrates, Tibbs and the men capture him. Much to Tibbs' surprise, Clemmons is saved by the book Jennifer gave him; it was inside his jacket and stopped Cutter's bullet. Cutter is last seen waving to the crowd with Clemmons and his troop as they win the race against Tucker.

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Trivia

  • At one point in the film, Clemmons had a nightmare about getting attacked by Cutter before rolling down a hill into a dead skeleton.

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Movies
Benji (1974): Kidnappers (Mitch McConnell, Linda Fulmer, Henry Newton & Riley Bonner) | Store Burglar
Hawmps?: Naman Tucker† | Bad Jack Cutter† | Crazy Feathers† | Horse Soldiers | Outlaws | Comanches
For the Love of Benji: Chandler Dietrich | Ronald and Elizabeth | Calaga
The Double McGuffin: Harold Firat | Assassins (Big Black Assassin, Bearded Assassin & Moras)
Oh! Heavenly Dog: Malcolm Bart | Alistair Becket
Benji the Hunted: Timber Wolf† | The Poacher | The Eagle
Benji: Off the Leash!: Terrance Muncy Hatchett
Benji (2018): Kidnappers (Syd Weld, Titus Weld, Rott & Cajun Captain†) | Captain Newsome

Shorts
Benji at Work: Malcolm Bart
Benji Takes a Dive at Marineland: Boris Todeth

Television
Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince: Zanu | Darah and Khyber | Zord | Harwell Thompson | Rustlers | B.J. and Farley Matthews | The Vikings | Johnny and Marge Stevens | Circon

Video Games
Benji's Space Rescue: Drones

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