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Act of Vengeance (1974)

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Linda
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Jack
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Nancy (as Jennifer Lee)
Lisa Moore ...
Karen
Connie Strickland ...
Teresa
Patricia Estrin ...
Angie
Lada Edmund Jr. ...
Tiny
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Bud
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Tom
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Sgt. Long (as Ross Elliot)
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Dr. Schetman
Ninette Bravo ...
Joyce
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Bernie / Foul Mouth
Joan McCall ...
Gloria
Anneka Di Lorenzo ...
Chris (as Anneka DeLorrenzo)
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Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists. Written by Per Johansson <hawklord@one.se>

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These women all had one thing in common, they had each been violated in the same savage way. When they looked for justice it wasn't there so they took the law into their own hands and made the revenge fit the crime! See more »


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18 August 1974 (USA)  »

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Rape Squad  »

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The film was shot under the title "Rape Squad." After American Internation Pictures got cold feet over releasing a film with the word "rape" in the title the title was changed to "Act of Vengeance" shortly before its release. After the film did not do as well as AIP hoped, the film was released as "Rape Squad" in hopes of drumming up some publicity. See more »

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In the scene where the group trashes a man's apartment, a male crew member with a mustache is visible in a mirror's reflection when one of the women breaks the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Woman in Nude Spa: Excuse me, I overheard you talking about your group and I have a question- a couple months ago I was attacked...
Linda: Raped!
[woman in nude spa smiles vacantly and nods]
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above-average feminist rape-revenge exploitation
10 October 2000 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This film is most notorious for the portrayal of its rapist. He wears a janitor-like jumpsuit like Michael Meyers in Halloween (except it's bright orange) and wears a hockey mask like Jason in Friday the 13th 3-9. Did this nasty little flick influence both of those horror classics? The most bizarre part is that the rapist makes his victims sing Jingle Bells as they are raped. The actresses play their parts well considering the material, but I would have preferred to see more scenes of the women turning the table on male scum like when they beat up a pimp. Not recommended for first dates.


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