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8 October 1976 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Fonda ... Tom Hunter
Gino Franco ... Dylan Hunter

Harry Northup ... Sheriff Len Skerritt

Philip Carey ... Pierce Crabtree

Noble Willingham ... Senator Hingle

John Doucette ... Jeff Hunter

Scott Glenn ... Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)

Lynn Lowry ... 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
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Judge O'Connor (as Allan Wyatt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Armitage ... Man playing tennis (uncredited)
William Harrison ... Henchman in black (uncredited)
Maurice Jones ... Lorene Maddox's mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
Writing credits
Jonathan Demme (written by)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Evelyn Purcell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Bruce Langhorne 
Cinematography by
Michael W. Watkins (director of photography) (as Michael Watkins)
Film Editing by
Anthony Magro 
Production Management
Neil Rapp .... assistant production manager
Paul Rapp .... in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Castle .... second assistant director (as Mike Castle)
David Osterhout .... first assistant director
Evelyn Purcell .... second unit director
Paul Rapp .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Doyle Hall .... visual consultant
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Coufal .... boom operator (uncredited)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt man (as Bill Burton)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunt man (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Allan Wyatt)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Birch .... additional photographer (as Bill Birch)
Jim Coe .... still photographer
Jack N. Green .... camera operator (as Jack Green)
Pete Hill .... assistant camera (as Peter Hill)
George Kohut .... assistant camera
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Michael Van Howten .... gaffer
Tak Fujimoto .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nan Hinds .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Lee Williams .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruce Langhorne .... conductor
Other crew
Tikki Goldberg .... production coordinator
Eric Gorder .... stand-in (uncredited)
Charles Lippincott .... publicist (uncredited)
John Solie .... cover illustrator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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90 min | USA:88 min (FMC Library Print)
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Charles Napier was also considered for the role of Pierce Crabtree.See more »
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Was Dad Appalled?, 25 February 2014
Author: inspectors71 from The Man-Cave

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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