Cardiac Arrest
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMurray Mintz
Written byMurray Mintz
Produced byRichard Helzberg
CinematographyJon Else
Edited byJohn Nutt
Music byAndrew Kulberg
Release date
January 18, 1980
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

Cardiac Arrest is a 1980 American slasher thriller film written and directed by Murray Mintz, and starring Garry Goodrow, Max Gail and Fred Ward.[1]


The city of San Francisco is pushed into a state of terror and fear as a deranged murderer stalks the city. The police are baffled by the case and are led to extremes by a lunatic whose victims all have something in common: their hearts have been skillfully and surgically removed. Meanwhile, across town, a man must make a difficult decision regarding his wife, who needs a transplant.