Ms .45 (1981)

X  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  24 April 1981 (USA)
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A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York after dark and randomly kills men with a .45 caliber gun.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thana (as Zoë Tamerlis)
Bogey ...
Albert Sinkys ...
Darlene Stuto ...
Helen McGara ...
Nike Zachmanoglou ...
1st Rapist (as Jimmy Laine)
Peter Yellen ...
Editta Sherman ...
Mrs. Nasone
Vincent Gruppi ...
Heckler on Corner
S. Edward Singer ...
Stanley Timms ...
Faith Peters ...
Lawrence Zavaglia ...
Alex Jachno ...


A timid and mute woman gets raped twice coming home from work and decides to take matters into her own hands. She dresses suggestively and roams the streets alone, wreaking vengeance upon anyone who tries to take advantage of her. Eventually, her secret life spills over into her regular life in the fashion industry. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Release Date:

24 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angel of Vengeance  »

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$62,000 (estimated)

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One of the body-part filled shopping bags that Thana carries out of her apartment is from Fiorucci, a popular store in New York at that time. See more »


One band member is playing the trumpet, but what you hear is obviously a saxophone. There is no trumpet sound in the song the band is playing. See more »


References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Rape and Revenge
2 June 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Manhattaan, the mute seamstress Thana (Zoë Tamerlis) is a timid woman that works in the fashion industry and spends most of her idle time at home. One night, she is raped in an alley while going back home after hours and when she arrives at home, she is raped again by another criminal. However, she reacts and kills the assaulter with a flatiron. The disturbed Thana loses her sanity and uses the rapist pistol to kill men on the streets of New York.

"Angel of Vengeance" is a cult-movie by Abel Ferrara with elements of "Death Wish" when a simple woman goes insane after being raped twice in one day and she uses the criminal's gun to kill every man that makes a pass on her. I have just watched this film for the fourth or fifth time on VHS and it has not aged. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sedução e Vingança" ("Seduction and Revenge")

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