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Night of the Juggler (1980)

A tough, New York City ex-cop relentlessly searches for his kidnapped teenage daughter whom is held by a twisted psycho after mistaking her for the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

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Hampton Richmond Clayton III
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A tough cop goes on a citywide rampage when his daughter is mistakenly kidnapped by a psycho. The psycho had originally targeted someone else's daughter, but is just as prepared to kill anybody unless his colossal ransom demands are met. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Somewhere out there his little girl is crying for help. See more »


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Director Sidney J. Furie resigned from this movie on 4th August 1978 which was about twenty-one days after actor James Brolin had broken his foot during the filming of a stunt sequence on 13th June 1978. The resigning of Furie was apparently stated as being for "personal reasons". A breach of contract lawsuit against film director Furie for quitting the production of the picture stated that Furie left the film after approximately twenty-three days. See more »

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Sean Boyd: Hey, listen! You've picked the wrong kid.
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Time capsule of sleazy NYC
23 January 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Brolin stars as an ex-cop turned trucker driver who has to track down a psycho extortionist after the guy mistakenly kidnaps Brolin's daughter. Along the way he encounters pimps, prostitutes, crooked cops, youth gangs and, worst of all, his ex-wife. Ouch! Despite the horrible title (exactly what is that supposed to mean?), this is a great little thriller that captures NYC at its sleazy best. There are two great car/foot chases courtesy of stunt coordinator Chris Howell (who even had his preteen son C. Thomas Howell doing stunts on this!). Unfortunately the Media VHS I have is so dark during the last 15 minutes that it is hard to make out exactly what is happening (it is a chase through the sewers). Also featuring Julie Carmen, Dan Hedaya, Mandy Patinkin and porn star Sharon Mitchell (who also appeared in William Lustig's MANIAC).


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