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Outrage (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  28 November 1973 (USA)
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One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

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Jim Kiler
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Muriel Kiler
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Thelma
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Mrs. Chandler
Ramon Bieri ...
Deputy Tottif
Tom Leopold ...
Vance Chandler (as Thomas Leopold)
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Mr. Chandler
Ivor Francis ...
Judge Cox
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Ron Werner
Paul Jenkins ...
Deputy
Don Dubbins ...
Mr. Werner
Christopher Gardner ...
Aaron Kiler
Shelly Hines ...
Beth Kiler
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Birdie Prideman
Robert Weaver ...
Elliott Bright
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One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

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(Temper)ature Rising
29 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watching Robert Culp display barely contained anger is mesmerizing. Whether he's playing a murderer who must endure repeated visits from Lt. "Columbo", or, as in the case of this ABC "movie of the week", a decent man pushed to the breaking point by rich sociopaths, it's always thrilling to watch his patience being tested. You see the anger building in the way he clenches his jaw. The slow, deep breaths he takes that indicate how his patience is being tested. And, of course, that unmistakable edge in his tone- a clear warning that if he's pushed...one...inch...further...

Yes, Robert Culp was a perfect choice for the role of Dr. Jim Kiler, a man who finds that the police and court system are ineffective in protecting his family from harassment by a group of privileged young thugs. Some might rightly disapprove that in the end Kiler solves his problem by giving in to his primal urges. As this movie is allegedly based on a true story, one cannot help but wonder if the incidents really did cease after he took his revenge- and if there were really no legal reprisals in response to his vigilantism? But beyond questions of it's accuracy, this is quite an engrossing movie with a memorable performance from it's star, and there's something immensely satisfying in watching the good doctor pay his tormentors a late night visit.


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