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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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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
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Carolee Hunter
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Hal Fraser
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Fraser Child (as Laura Wetherford)
Gerry Weatherford ...
Fraser Child (as Gerry Wetherford)
Peter Fain ...
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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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The Story Of A Man Who Dares To Stand His Ground-- Until They Blow It Out From Under Him! See more »

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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 opening montage of scenes featuring Peter Fonda and Gino Franco driving home to Arkansas was shot by Tak Fujimoto, who was originally Jonathan Demme's choice of cinematographer as they worked together in a couple other films prior to this, but being this was a union picture, Fujimoto got caught by the union teamsters and was sent packing back home to California. However, his footage was used for the actual film. 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

Snaker: Maybe we should call the law!
Pierce Crabtree: Call the law, hell! Where are those goons?
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »

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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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