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Fighting Back (I) (1982)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  21 May 1982 (USA)
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It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his ... See full summary »

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John D'Angelo
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Lisa D'Angelo
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Vince Morelli
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Ivanhoe Washington
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Michael Taylor
Donna DeVarona ...
Sara Rogers
Gina DeAngeles ...
Vera D'Angelo
Jonathan Adam Sherman ...
Danny D'Angelo
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Harry Janelli
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Tom Cassidy
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Mike Pelyk
Sal Richards ...
Bill Gallo
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Frank Russo
Lewis Van Bergen ...
Laz Burkofsky
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Lester Baldwin
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It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial discrimination ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Thieves, Pimps, Prostitutes, Muggers and Drug Dealers beware. John D'Angelo's out to make his neighbourhood safe. He's declaring his own personal war on crime and he doesn't want your kind around here any more.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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21 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Striking Back  »

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$1,624,381 (USA) (21 May 1982)

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$1,624,381 (USA) (21 May 1982)
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Meant For You
Written by Roxanne Seeman and David Lasley
Performed by Debra Laws
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Great revenge thriller.
5 September 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Set in an Italian neighborhood of Philadelphia "Fighting Back" tells the story of a storekeeper(Tom Skerritt),who is outraged by an incident on the streets that results in his pregnant wife losing the baby and by a robbery in which his mother's ring finger is cut off.He organizes the local people into a security patrol.The patrol does wipe out crime but operates beyond the law with our vigilante carrying on more of a personal vendetta than a campaign to establish law and order."Fighting Back" by Lewis Teague is a taut and exciting revenge thriller obviously influenced by "Death Wish" movies.The film is well-acted and looks surprisingly authentic.There is not much violence on display,however if you are a fan of thought-provoking cinema you can't miss this gritty flick.8 out of 10.


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