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The Exterminator (1980)

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

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Dr. Megan Stewart
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Tony DiBenedetto ...
Chicken Pimp (as Toni Di Benedetto)
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Gino Pontivini
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Michele Harrell ...
Maria Jefferson
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The State Senator from New Jersey
Cindy Wilks ...
Candy
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Frankie
Roger Grimsby ...
Himself
Judy Licht ...
Herself
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Himself
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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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If you're lying, I'll be back... See more »


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19 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exterminator  »

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Budget:

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was released, some censors overseas wouldn't allow the film to be shown, unless considerable cuts were made; they wouldn't let movies show "bad guys" getting away with their crimes, and wanted them brought to justice, so the audiences would be sure to get the message that "crime doesn't pay". See more »

Goofs

During the toilet kidnapping scene the toilet door is closed & ajar. See more »

Quotes

CIA Agent Shaw: This "Exterminator" is the most dangerous serial killer in the United States and he is in New York City! Now what do you think about all this?
Detective James Dalton: I think you need to take a shit. It's coming out of your mouth instead of your asshole.
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"The producer" is credited as burping ghoul See more »

Connections

Referenced in French Collection: Paris & Clapham (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green (as Leroy Gree) and Ron Kersey (as Ron (Have Mercy) Kersey)
Performed by The Trammps
Licensed by Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Grim, but a great movie.

Yes, THE EXTERMINATOR is a nasty picture and there is hardly any humour, but that's not to say it's bad. It's actually quite enjoyable.

Robert Ginty is good as the titular vigilante and Christopher George is also good as the cop who is on the case (but seems to be more interested in shagging an attractive doctor). All the bad guys who are the Exterminator's victims are all made as reprehensible as possible (a violent street gang, child molesters, gangsters). But I must say, the meat grinder bit was totally uncalled for.

Why do all the CIA guys talk with English accents, though? THE EXTERMINATOR may be grim, but it's worth a look. It's just a shame that the late Steve James, a great actor and martial artist, didn't have more to do.


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