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The Exterminator (1980)

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A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Detective James Dalton
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Dr. Megan Stewart
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Michael Jefferson
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Chicken Pimp (as Toni Di Benedetto)
Dick Boccelli ...
Gino Pontivini
Patrick Farrelly ...
CIA Agent Shaw
Michele Harrell ...
Maria Jefferson
David Lipman ...
The State Senator from New Jersey
Cindy Wilks ...
Candy
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Frankie
Roger Grimsby ...
Himself
Judy Licht ...
Herself
Stan Getz ...
Himself
George Cheung ...
Vietcong Leader (as George Lee Cheung)
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Storyline

When John Eastland's best friend, Michael Jefferson, is mugged and left permanently crippled, he decides to do something about it. Jefferson had saved Eastland's life in Vietnam and now it's time for Eastland to get revenge for his friend. Using his old Army gear he sets out on a crusade to clean up the streets of New York using the name "The Exterminator." Written by David Bongo <ajgs09b@prodigy.com>

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Taglines:

THE EXTERMINATOR ... the man they pushed too far. See more »


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Release Date:

19 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El exterminador  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(director's cut) | (original uncut)

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Trivia

At conventions, Irwin Keyes has said that he played the same character in both Exterminator films--despite the fact that his character is killed in the first film. See more »

Goofs

When John Eastland (The Exterminator) is going through the mob boss's house he is attacked by a Doberman. A crewman can clearly be seen standing in the doorway, probably having just released the dog. See more »

Quotes

Detective James Dalton: Jesus, looks like he got hit with napalm.
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"The producer" is credited as burping ghoul See more »

Connections

References Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1934) See more »

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Theme for an American Hero
Written and Sung by Chip Taylor
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User Reviews

 
Brutal to the bone.
9 December 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Exterminator" is a one hell of a vigilante thriller.This legendary flick obviously influenced by Micheal Winner's "Death Wish" has Robert Ginty as a Vietnam vet,whose friend is badly injured by street gangs.James Glickenhaus("Suicide Cult","The Soldier")creates an ultra gritty atmosphere of wonderfully seedy New York."The Exterminator" is extremely brutal:the double murder in the whorehouse really stands out-you can see a half naked fat guy getting shot in the kidney at point blank range with a pistol loaded with poison bullets.Grisly and unforgettable!Add also one of the most brutal decapitations ever captured to film and you have a winner.All in all,I'd strongly recommend this film to everyone interested in vigilante flicks-"The Exterminator" is surely an unforgettable experience.9 out of 10.


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