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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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Linda Christopher
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Mayor Bradford
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Harry Lee
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D.O. Viner
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Michael J. Loonius (as Paul X. Gleason)
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Tom Cousy (as James Lydon)
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Lu Murietta
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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 Hired Themselves A Hero - But All They Bought Was Trouble! See more »


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25 April 1978 (Norway)  »

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Das Gesetz sind wir  »

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Was the very last production filmed on the famous "Mayberry" backlot set just before it was razed in 1976. This film ended an era that lasted 49 years for the famous "RKO 40 Acres" and later, "Desilu Culver" backlot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Little Dee: You're a cop? I hate cops.
Aaron Arnold: So do I.
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Soundtracks

Take Me To Morning
Music by Gerald Fried
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
Sung by Byron Keith Daugherty
Courtesy Troubadour Records
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An overlooked gem!
6 October 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

This in my opinion is one of the best action movies of the 1970s. It not only features a great cast but is also loaded with wild shootouts and explosions that are still impressive today. The story is about a Vietnam vet (Kris Kristofferson) being recruited by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) to help clean up the criminal element in a small town and what happens when Kris starts taking advantage of his position and becomes as bad as the criminals he was hired to get rid of. It's great seeing Kris play against type. Bernadette Peeters and Victoria Principal both offer great support as the respective ladies of the two male stars. Jan-Michael shows real movie star persona in this film. I don't think Vigilante Force is on video but it occasionally shows up on TV. It's a great flick for guys who like movies.


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