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Vigilante Force (1976)

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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They called it God's Country... until all hell broke loose! See more »


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25 April 1978 (Norway)  »

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Andrew Stevens, who plays Paul, the friend of Jan Michael-Vincent's character, also starred in "Massacre at Central High" the same year, a movie with a similar plot theme as "Vigilante Force" - the bad guys are taken out by the good guys, but then the new good guys get power-mad and have to be taken out themselves. See more »

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When Little Dee talked to Ben Arnold before she let, she told him she saw his brother Aaron Arnold kill the deputy and even where the body was, which he found. But when he brought the body in and confronted his brother, he only said that Little Dee saw the deputy at the farm where Aaron was the night before, not that she saw him kill the deputy. See more »

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Little Dee: You're a cop? I hate cops.
Aaron Arnold: So do I.
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Take Me To Morning
Music by Gerald Fried
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
Sung by Byron Keith Daugherty
Courtesy Troubadour Records
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Brutal balderdash...
2 September 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A Vietnam vet decides to take over a backwater town run amok, and anyone who steps in his path is eliminated (including women). Released to theaters just prior to "A Star Is Born", which turned his career around, this action-drama mishmash starring Kris Kristofferson is wildly off-kilter, thoughtless and mean-spirited. Filmed in Simi Valley, CA, the results are truly unseemly, with redneck clichés and mindless violence making up most of director George Armitage's script. Armitage has gathered a most curious '70s cast for his film, including Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, and, in a bit, Loni Anderson; however, the center of the whole thing is Kristofferson, who is gruff and rude throughout. It deserves points I suppose for being a completely unsympathetic drive-in thriller, but the bad vibes (and the ridiculous climax) coat the whole project like an ugly stain. *1/2 from ****


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