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Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Wendy Sommerset (as Pamela Shoop)
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Mike Abatino
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Billy Joe Kerman
Alexandra Hay ...
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Andy Romano ...
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Kayo
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Charlie Nuts (as Anthony Sirico)
Richard Foronjy ...
Al
Patrick Wright ...
Kinky
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Freddie
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Officer Jim Wade is a loose cannon on the force with a reputation roughing up suspects, informants, witnesses, and just about everybody else who rubs him the wrong way. When women start being killed by mysterious serial murderer called The Slasher, Wade vows to put a stop to the killing spree, regardless of whether through legal means or not. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Very old fashioned crime drama with 70's vigilante twist
3 March 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This film plays very much like a old B & W serial type crime drama from the 50's, and even the dialogue is VERY old fashioned, as I had trouble believing these people talk like this in the late 70's. It also has like two different plots going on at the same time, involving like 3 different baddies, and many colourful characters all somehow involved in one story or another. In the end, it all revolves around Jack Palance's character. Lots of great character actors, great music score, poor photography, and isnt really a "R" rating movie, as it can play on TV as a crime show pilot! But still it is one of the better Palance films from the 70's. It could have used a good 10 minutes editing to make it more tighter though.


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