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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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Blood Bath at 1313 Fury Road  »

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The film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1981 by the BBFC and later ended up on the DPP 72 list of official video nasties. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jessie Lee Kane: [after ordering Floyd to sit in the kindling] Damned if you don't look like you belong there.
Floyd Turner: What are you talking about.
Jessie Lee Kane: Why you, little coon! You're a nigger in the woodpile!
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Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) See more »

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A damn good thrill ride
13 May 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Fight For Your Life" could be classified in the rape/revenge sub-genre next to films like "Last House on the Left" and "I Spit on Your Grave". The one difference? "Fight For Your Life" is REALLY good, especially when compared to those schlockbusters. It isn't as sick and depraved which could also be the reason why it makes for a much more enjoyable viewing experience. Deep down this is exploitation material, but it's well made and intelligently written with strong performances by the male leads. The ending is perfectly paced and moves along nicely setting itself up for the fantastic ending. There's also a couple of good one-liners, too.

"Don't move, or I'll blow your mothaf**kin' balls off!" - The Grandmother (of all people!)


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