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Fight for Your Life (1977)

A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There's a few nasty scene's where the ministers family are being ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Judd ...
Catherine Peppers ...
Mrs. Turner
Lela Small ...
Grandma Turner
Yvonne Ross ...
Corrie Turner
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Floyd Turner (as Reginald Bythewood)
Ramon Saunders ...
Val Turner
Queenie Endelson ...
Dog
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Jessie Lee Kane
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Chino
Peter Yoshida ...
Ling
Bonnie Martin ...
Karen
David Cargill ...
Lt. Reilly
Richard A. Rubin ...
Captain Hamilton
David Dewlow ...
Joey
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Tony (as Nick Mariano)
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A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There's a few nasty scene's where the ministers family are being repeatedly terrorised by the thugs. In the end the minister turns the tables on the 3 convicts and gives them their just desserts. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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16 May 1980 (West Germany)  »

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The marketing of this film was unique and unusual. For example, there was a theatrical trailer for the film that was geared toward Caucasian audiences, and another theatrical trailer for the film that was geared towards African-American audiences (using the alternate title of the movie, "Stayin' Alive"). Another example would be the teaser trailer, which was just an almost 30-second clip, without music and sound, of a still-photograph from the movie, along with the title and MPAA rating. See more »

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The first time we see the Turner family's pet dog on the couch, a wire is seen and a hand to the left of the screen is clearly moving up and down. The wire is attached to the dogs tail and is being used to wag its tail, suggesting the dog is being friendly. See more »

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Jessie Lee Kane: [to Mrs Turner] I'm running the show, Deputy Dawg!
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Incredibly shocking, heartbreaking and very important.
17 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are all kinds of movies out there. Great movies, bad movies, mediocre movies, etc. I've seen so many different kinds of films in my time that few are capable of evoking a strong reaction out of me. Fight for Your Life is simply unlike any movie experience I can remember having.

Let me say that this is not a film for everyone. It is hardly what I would call an enjoyable experience, but it is an important experience nonetheless. While the film features some of the most heinously racist dialog of any movie I've ever seen, there is never a moment in the film that seems self-indulgent for white people. Sexual violence at the hands of the villains is portrayed in typically shocking form as well.

As if that weren't enough, it also has a very touching bond between two young boys, only to leave you completely broken hearted at their fate.

I sat there at the theater, riveted and nearly sick to my stomach throughout the film, and left completely stunned. I knew I had seen an important film. This is not just another grind house exploitation feature. This is something else entirely.


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