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Fighting Mad (1976)

An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

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Gino Franco ...
Dylan Hunter
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Sheriff Len Skerritt
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Pierce Crabtree
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Senator Hingle
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Jeff Hunter
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Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)
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Lorene Maddox
Kathleen Miller ...
Carolee Hunter
Ted Markland ...
Hal Fraser
Laura Weatherford ...
Fraser Child (as Laura Wetherford)
Gerry Weatherford ...
Fraser Child (as Gerry Wetherford)
Peter Fain ...
Gillette
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Judge O'Connor (as Allan Wyatt)
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An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

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8 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Colère froide  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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The two goons who worked for Pierce Crabtree were Peter Fain and a hulking guy only known as "cupcake". Apparently, they worked as bodyguards in real-life for Martin Scorsese back in New York and to this day, Jonathan Demme still has no idea how they made it to Arkansas to the filming location. See more »

Goofs

When Len Skeritt gets up from the scuffle at the construction site, he puts his hat on, but when he walks over to grill the "security expert", he's seen putting his hat on again. See more »

Quotes

Hal Fraser: Court or no court, Crabtree's paying for this. I'll blow his frickin' head off!
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bleeding Heart Inn
Words and Music by Zorro and the Blue Footballs
Copyright © 1976 Chuck Lunch Publishing
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An Early Effort From Jonathan Demme
14 December 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

This standard but reasonably diverting revenge/action drama is an early effort from writer/director Jonathan Demme, who would go on to Oscar greatness years later with "Silence Of The Lambs." The movie delivers all the ingredients one would expect from B-Movie producer Roger Corman PLUS a quietly effective performance from Peter Fonda as a family man who is pushed to the limits when a strip-mining tycoon tries to bully his way into taking over Fonda's father's stretch of farm land. It's nothing you probably haven't seen before, but it's solidly done and Fonda makes for a great low-key hero worth rooting for. *** stars


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