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Fighting Back (1982)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 21 May 1982 (USA)
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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Cast

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Striking Back  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,016,496 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Meant For You
Written by Roxanne Seeman and David Lasley
Performed by Debra Laws
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What the hell?
28 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

5.3 stars, 84 votes. Only available on VHS. What is going on? This is a GOOD SOLID movie. A cult classic. This film stood the test of time, and has made a big impact. I was not expecting to see it unknown & under-appreciated on IMDb. It needs more recognition. This is very disappointing. What is wrong with people? Get this movie out. It is the best of its kind. It is very important. It doesn't get any realer than this. John D'Angelo, what a man. Your the icon for victims everywhere suffering from violence. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke. So I'd like to thank you John for standing up for all of us and making a difference. If more people around the world did that the world would be a better place.


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