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4 June 1976 (West Germany) See more »
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What if some street punks grabbed her? What if no one would help -- not the cops, the law or the courts? One man had that decision. What he did was illegal. But it was the only way he knew how. See more »
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When his sister Betsy packs up and leaves the family's Montana cattle ranch to find fame and fortune in Hollywood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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James Mitchum ... Jim Calhoun
Karen Lamm ... Betsy Calhoun

Anne Archer ... Barbara

Erik Estrada ... Chucho

Cathy Lee Crosby ... Lynn Strong
Vince Cannon ... Johnny Dee
John Kerry ... Sergeant Miller
Roberto Rodríguez ... Feo
Ernie Wheelwright ... Rosey

Zitto Kazann ... Curtain
Elisabeth Chauver ... Billie
Rafael López ... Barba
Gilbert De la Pena ... Chino
Joe La Due ... Ben
James R. Parkes ... Joe Andrews
Frederick Rule ... Nadino
Don Reed ... Flora

Tony Burton ... Zelds
Lenny Gustavson ... Cowboy

Leslie Simms ... Juvenile officer

Jimmy Stathis ... Young doctor
Lawrence Gabriel Jr. ... Fat counterman (as Larry Gabriel)
Robert Forward ... Lawyer
Simmy Bow ... Counterman

Gus Peters ... Penhandler
John Rayner ... Doctor
Junero Jennings ... Parking Attendant

Dick DeCoit ... Police officer
Russell Shannon ... Traffic cop
Joe Tornatore ... Heavy
Evelyn Guerrero ... Social worker
Rebecca Winters ... Historical girl
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Ray Sharkey ... Flash
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Directed by
Richard T. Heffron 
 
Writing credits
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Paul F. Edwards 
Ivan Nagy  story

Produced by
Philip Hazelton .... associate producer
Bernard Schwartz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco 
 
Casting by
Phil Benjamin 
 
Production Design by
Vincent M. Cresciman 
 
Art Direction by
Vincent M. Cresciman 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert C. Bradfield 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis E. Jones .... first assistant director
John M. Poer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Ballard .... property master
 
Sound Department
John Vincent .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Greg Auer .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunt coordinator
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Lynch .... gaffer (as Chris Lynch)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator
Jack Palinkas .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosanna Norton .... wardrober
 

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Germany:97 min | USA:98 min
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
a forgotten action classic., 18 September 1999
Author: William (williamnorton316@hotmail.com) from Seattle, Washington

United Artist seems to have ignored this 1976 classic for it's not even on video! Karen Lamm runs away from her Montana home to go to the city and gets raped by mexican gang and sold to a high class beverly Hills pimp Johnny Dee (well played by Vince Cannon). Jim Mitchum plays her brother who goes to Los Angeles looking for her with a help from Cathy Lee Crosby and Erik Estarda. Great finale, Good action, like a suspenseful action sequence on the roof of and in the elevator at Johnny dee's building, to the finale, which involves a high speed car vs a rifle (which also had some "distance" bloopers)! Great cast (with early performance as Ray Sharkey), and Hollywood later sort of remade it with "THE COWBOY WAY" with Woody Harreson 14 years later. Intresting note is Ivan Nagy is credit was "story by", when he is the director that was boyfriend of Heidi Fleiss in real life.

I think the film is not on video because of musical copyright problem (Kenny Rogers sings the end credit song). The Late Vince Cannon could've been good villian actor, it's too bad he never did much films. The film was re-released by the producers (not United Artist) in 1980 with Estadra on the cover holding a knife with Cathy Lee Crosby also on the poster. The new poster said something like "He's a killer, He's lover, and only Cathy Lee Crosby can tame him". False advertisement, but the film is worth a good release back then as it still stood up to the action films of 1980. And it is still a great exciting action film with a important message!

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