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The New York Ripper (1982)
"Lo squartatore di New York" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  4 March 1982 (Italy)
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hedley ...
Lt. Fred Williams
Almanta Suska ...
Fay Majors (as Almanta Keller)
Howard Ross ...
Mickey Scellenda
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Peter Bunch (as Andrew Painter)
Alexandra Delli Colli ...
Jane Forrester Lodge
Paolo Malco ...
Dr. Paul Davis
Cinzia de Ponti ...
Rosie - Ferry victim
Cosimo Cinieri ...
Dr. Lodge (as Laurence Welles)
Daniela Doria ...
Kitty
Babette New ...
Mrs. Weissburger
Zora Kerova ...
Eva - Sex show performer (as Zora Kerowa)
Paul E. Guskin ...
Desk Sergeant (as Paul Guskin)
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Morales (as Anthon Kagan)
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Chico (as Johs Cruze)
Marsha MacBride ...
Policewoman
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Storyline

Killer who talks like a duck wanders around New York City killing women by various means including slicing an eyeball with a razorblade. Detective Jack Headly is hot on his trail. Written by Humberto Amador

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4 March 1982 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

New York Ripper  »

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ITL 414,859,000 (Italy)
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| (director's cut) | (cut) (1989) (video)

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After the film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1984 chief censor James Ferman infamously ordered all prints to be escorted to the airport and deported from the country. See more »

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[overseeing the autopsy on the 'Ripper' Scellenda]
Lt. Fred Williams: So, what's the good news, Barry?
Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner: Well, from the pulmonary result, the cause of death was suffocation. Self-inflicted by the plastic bag thrown over his head.
Lt. Fred Williams: What about the time of death?
Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner: That I have for you exactly. Between four and five AM on Tuesday the 10th, eight days ago.
Lt. Fred Williams: Eight days? Bullshit! That son-of-a-bitch murdered Kitty just four days ago. He couldn't have have been dead for eight days! You're wrong!
Dr. Barry Jones, Coroner: Come on, Barnaby. How long have...
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An average crime story with excessive gore
3 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

But I liked it! Obviously not Lucio Fulci´s best ("The Beyond" still holds the top, followed up by "Zombi 2"!), but nevertheless "The New York Ripper" is another gorefest that delights the fans and despairs the censors (Actually this flick is banned in many countries like Australia, the U.K., Germany or Norway...)! Endowed with some nudity (Maybe the sleaziest flick Fulci ever directed...) and elements from Giallo this gem has got some really unforgettable moments: I like the scene when Alexandra Delli Colli (She plays a woman which is permanently on the search for sexual adventures...) gets stimulated by two Latino-boys in a billiard bar and the take where wonderful Zora Kerova ("Cannibal Ferox") was maltreaten by bottle is pretty gut-wrenching! The bloody climax however is when the ripper tortures a prostitute to death with using a razorblade! Really shocking and disturbing!! People who demand a clever story surely will be disappointed, gorehounds however will find a revelation in this! So if you had fun with William Lustig´s "Maniac" (1980) you will also like this effective shocker!!!


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