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Mean Johnny Barrows (1976)

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Johnny Barrows
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Tony Da Vince
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Mario Racconi
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Don Da Vince (as Tony Caruso)
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Don Racconi
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Richard
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Prof. Theodore Rasputin Waterhouse
Mike Henry ...
Carlo Da Vince
Aaron Banks ...
Capt. O'Malley
Robert Phillips ...
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Jenny Sherman ...
Nancy
Victor Rogers ...
Tom
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Body Guard
John LaMotta ...
Antonio Goti (as Johnny LaMotta)
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Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no money, he gets a job at a gas station run by a racist jerk. After a while, he beats him up and is thrown in jail again. Shortly after, a mobster hires him as a mafia hit man because of his military training and he now gets caught in the middle of a rival gang war between two families. Written by Jmac1988

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Brutal!..Blasting!..Blazing!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Peace is Hell  »

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Trivia

Star Fred Williamson's M*A*S*H (1972) co-star Elliott Gould came in for a half-hour's work to help out his friend. Gould completely improvised his part on the spot. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the veteran who traded his place on the front line for a place on the unemployment line. Peace is Hell. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The New York Ripper (2015) See more »

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Strung Out
Composed by Paul Riser
Performed by Gordon Staples And The String Thing
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Mildly interesting action drama
22 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a somewhat atypical role for Fred Williamson; usually he plays a cop, or a bounty hunter, or just a general all-around badass who is always on top of every situation, but here he is a homeless, jobless Vietnam veteran who almost has to resort to eating out of garbage cans, is exploited by other people and, finally, forced to remember the killer instincts that got him a silver star in the army, when he gets involved in a war between two Mafia families (those are rather typical). Despite a plodding first half, the film is mildly interesting. I mean, at least it keeps your attention until the downbeat ending - and the unbelievable, in every sense of the word, last-second "twist". Fred, however, should NEVER do fight scenes, he just looks really clumsy in them. The cast also includes the cutie Jenny Sherman, Roddy McDowall sporting in one scene the fakest fake leg in the history of cinema, and Elliott Gould - for about 2 minutes. (**)


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