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

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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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New York City: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there! See more »


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4 March 1982 (Italy)  »

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ITL 414,859,000 (Italy)
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Kitty's death by razor blade was originally longer and more gruesome. Why the extra violence was cut is unsure, but images found on the Japanese DVD cover confirm that more gore was filmed. 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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Donald Duck-o-rama
4 December 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

A killer with the voice of duck?! Who the crap directs this trash? Oh... who else... Lucio Fulci! God, I love a good Fulci film. Hell, I like a bad Fulci film as well. New York Ripper is one that divides his fans. Many of them find it a bit too brutal and believe it to be hateful towards women... I have to disagree with that. I think the victims in this movie just happen to be women, it doesn't necessarily make the director a woman hating prick (although I think he probably was). However I do have to agree that New York Ripper is a nasty film indeed. The gore isn't exactly fun like many of his other films, it's downright disturbing at times. But either way... for all you gore hounds... you're in for a icky little treat. Want to see a nipple sliced in half? Like eye violence? Well, you're a sick bastard! And luckily this film is just for you! The film has a downright dirty sleazy atmosphere to it. You can almost smell it. For those new to Fulci, I'd suggest starting on something a little lighter (City of the Living Dead, perhaps?) before jumping straight into this madness. This is one of my all time favourite Fulci films along with Beyond, Four of the Apocalypse and Don't Torture a Duckling. Check it out!


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