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Fight for Your Life (1977)

This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... 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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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. 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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89 Minutes of gut crunching terror! See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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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 »

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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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Vile, exciting, hateful and touching
16 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty nasty piece of work that is nevertheless well made and effective. Race, rape and revenge but much more too when a modest God fearing black family are set upon by three escaped convicts who don't seem to like each other much more than do their captives. Much racist abuse and humiliation, though this all gets reversed as the family regain the upper hand and the 'by the book' cop makes an exception and allows the revenge to run it's course. Vile, exciting, hateful and touching by turns this is a very unusual, though non the more likable piece of exploitation cinema. Absolutely no way this film would be even considered today let alone be made and yet, in its own way it draws attention to that unspeakable prejudice within us all.


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