The Death Collector (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  29 October 1976 (USA)
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Neighborhood kid goes to work for the Mafia as a debt collector.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Bolanti (as Joseph Cortese)
Lou Criscuolo ...
Anthony Iadavia (as Lou Criscuola)
Bobby Alto ...
Bernie Feldshuh
Keith Davis ...
Jack Ramage ...
Herb Greene
Anne Johns ...
Bob D'Andrea ...
Frank Ammirati ...
Gino Gennaro ...
Floyd Levine ...
Sal La Pera ...
Richard Ward ...


After being away for a couple of years, Jerry Bolanti is back in his tough, North Jersey neighborhood, close to swampy meadowlands where bodies get pulled from the trunks of cars and dumped. He's short on cash, so a local boss, Anthony Iadavia, throws him some work - as a collector and a holdup man. But Jerry's cocky and a hothead, so he makes enemies faster than he can deliver on the jobs. Whatever bag or case of cash he touches doesn't seem to make it back to Iadavia. But Jerry's resilient and persistent, so he just may get his revenge as well as a chance to go caravan camping with his girl. Written by <>

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JERRY BOLANTE isn't afraid of anyone or anything. He's young, street-smart, tough, with a fierce raw sexual energy ... He's MAFIA! See more »


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29 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Family Enforcer  »

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No bad for a B-movie!
15 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have have always loved B-pictures. Sometimes they are good, sometimes awful, and sometimes very interesting. they usually appear to have been made in someones apartment, or outside the back door, but hey, aspiring film makers have to learn somehow! This film is neither good, or bad, but is an interesting look at Joe Pesci before he became a star. There is no mistaking him - he dominates every scene he is in. His star potential obliterates the rest of the cast.

Other than that, the tea-cosy hair do's and atrocious 70's clothing make this an OK time waster. As it comes on a budget DVD with two other B pictures (one of them a C actually) I don't recommend renting it. Just buy the cheap DVD and watch it with friends one wet weekend.

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