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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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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: [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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Entertaining, but definitely not for everyone
25 July 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It's easy to see why "Fight For Your Life" would provoke certain viewers into a fury. The chief bad guy of the movie is an extreme racist, and over and over he subjects the black family that he holds hostage to various kinds of humiliation and degradation.

However, while the movie does have some shocking moments, I wasn't as offended as I thought I would be. There is a touch of an absurd (and comic) tone in the background of the movie throughout. This has the movie frequently going over the top, and thus it's often hard to take things completely seriously. Also, the performance of William Sanderson is one that's of the right note. Although you'll hate his character's guts, he is so energetic and playful that at the same time you'll find him entertaining.

But this movie is DEFINITELY not for everyone. If you haven't been offended by other notorious extreme exploitation movies like "Last House On The Left" and "I Spit On Your Grave", then it's probably safe to give this movie a look. If you are very politically correct and/or easily offended, stay away.


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