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Fighting Mad (1976)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Gino Franco ...
Dylan Hunter
Sheriff Len Skerritt
Pierce Crabtree
Senator Hingle
Jeff Hunter
Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)
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 ...
Judge O'Connor (as Allan Wyatt)


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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He Chases Them Across The State And Wipes Them Off The Roads See more »


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Release Date:

8 October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colère froide  »

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Box Office


$600,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The jail sequence was filmed on a soundstage in Los Angeles and was the same set used for Jackson County Jail (1976). A body double was used for Gino Franco for this scene. See more »


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 »


Lorene Maddox: Tom!
[she slaps Tom across the face enough to almost knock his glasses off]
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »


The Bleeding Heart Inn
Words and Music by Zorro and the Blue Footballs
Copyright © 1976 Chuck Lunch Publishing
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Was Dad Appalled?
25 February 2014 | by (Fly-Over Country) – See all my reviews

Henry Fonda should have been--appalled, that is--with his counter-culture son playing the hillbilly-vigilante-avenger who goes after the eee-vill mining company in Jonathan Demme's Fighting Mad.

Peter Fonda got off to an interesting start with Easy Rider, but it didn't take a lot of acting skill to cruise around on a Harley, stoned out one's gourd, so he wound up doing junk like this for producer Roger Corman.

I'm not going to give a synopsis of this thing, lest I start thinking about the time I wasted watching it. I just wanted to warn you 70s action fans out there to steer clear of Fighting Mad the next time Fox Movie Channel shows it. For the life of me, I can't understand why they chop up other movies for broadcast, but they slapped a TV-MA on this one because . . .

Hearing a couple "f-bombs" and seeing some boobage so helped advance the story. Don't get me wrong, boobs are just fine and a couple "fungoos" don't offend me. It's the fact that having the love interest of Peter Fonda scold him not to go out there and get hisself dead while airing out her mommy parts after sex isn't worth my time.

I must be getting old. In 1976, I would have elbowed my best friend to make sure he was grooving to the boobs on screen, the orangey blood being spilled, and the bad words that the three networks would hack out for broadcast.


Now, I look for things like originality, dialogue, depth and breadth of visuals, and intellectual stimulation. You know . . . the stuff you would never find in anything like Fighting Mad.

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