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 ...
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Fighting Back will bring you face-to-face with the unpleasant reality and disruptive consequences of a deeply disturbed young mind. A mind in adolescent turmoil; in rebellious conflict with... See full summary »
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
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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.
"And You Better Stay Out Of Other People's Affairs, You Understand?"
Chalk this one right up there with MEAN STREETS and DEATH WISH, this film needs to be rediscovered by audiences because it's just too real. The story revolves around a Philadelphia deli owner played by Tom Skerritt who's sick of his neighborhood degenerating into a crime battered war zone. Deciding to form a a Guardian Angels-type citizen's patrol, he get's in hot water with the local politician's, police and even the the Italian mob, not to mention sadistic pimp Pete Ricahrdson and his crew. Richardson looks like the twin brother of another black actor, Nick Savage. I'm looking forward to seeing him in KING BLANK. For those viewers who like solid street crime movies, Fighting Back is a good choice. It shows south Philadelphia as a slum just like it is in real life. Good night score by Pierro Piccolinni while Ronnie Laws' little sister Debra appears on the soundtrack singing Meant For You and How Long.
Score, 10 out of 10 Stars
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