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Vigilante -- A frustrated ex-cop exercises his own brand of justice in the streets of a big city.


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Release Date:
4 March 1983 (USA) See more »
You're not safe anymore... See more »
Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Forster ... Eddie Marino

Fred Williamson ... Nick
Richard Bright ... Burke

Rutanya Alda ... Vickie Marino
Don Blakely ... Prago

Joseph Carberry ... Ramon

Willie Colón ... Rico (as Willie Colon)

Joe Spinell ... Eisenberg

Carol Lynley ... Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher

Woody Strode ... Rake
Vincent Beck ... Judge Sinclair
Bo Rucker ... Horace

Frank Pesce ... Blueboy

Steve James ... Ptl. Gibbons (as Steve W. James)

Randy Jurgensen ... Det. Russo

Henry Judd Baker ... Quinn
Dante Joseph ... Scott Marino
Vincent Russo ... Rubin
Donna Patti ... Rape Victim

Peter Savage ... Thomas 'Mr. T.' Stokes
Mike Miller ... Dr. Fallon
Hyla Marrow ... Rosie
Frank Gio ... Ptl. Shore
Raymond Serra ... Court Officer (as Ray Serra)
Sal Carollo ... Mr. Nulty
Sandy Alexander ... Prisoner
Geri Martin ... Nurse #1
Susan Phelps ... Nurse #2
Gregg Stevens ... Boy in Wheelchair
Burt Pittari ... Felix

Kim Delgado ... Leon

James L. Brewster ... Bobby (as James Brewster)
John Caparosa ... Police Officer

Alex Stevens ... Alex
Ralph Monaco ... Jake
Sandy Dell ... Hooker #1
Ramona Brooks ... Hooker #2
Enid Britton ... Hooker #3
Nick Barbaro ... Prison Guard
Harry Madsen ... Bodyguard
Michael Irene ... Angry Young Man
Mark Bruno ... Truck Driver #1
Christopher Ferris ... Truck Driver #2
Jerry Preiser ... Squad Commander
Daniel Dod ... Policeman #1 (as Dan Dod)
Joseph Winogradoff ... Policeman #2
Gino Lucci ... Limo Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Aurichio ... Detective (uncredited)
William Lustig ... 1st Man Exiting Courtroom Elevator (uncredited)

Ron McLarty ... Doctor (uncredited)
Vic Noto ... Killer Joe (uncredited)
Filomena Spagnuolo ... Old Lady Sitting Next to Eddie Outside Courtroom (uncredited)

Directed by
William Lustig 
Writing credits
Richard Vetere (written by)

Produced by
Andrew W. Garroni .... producer (as Andrew Garroni)
Randy Jurgensen .... associate producer
William Lustig .... producer
Jerry Masucci .... executive producer
John Packard .... executive producer
Kenneth Pavia .... executive producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jay Chattaway 
Cinematography by
James Lemmo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Larry Marinelli  (as Lorenzo Marinelli)
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
Production Design by
Mischa Petrow 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Verardi .... hair stylist (as Cecelia Verardi)
Cecilia Verardi .... makeup artist (as Cecelia Verardi)
Cecilia Verardi .... special makeup effects (as Cecelia Verardi)
Production Management
Mary Kane .... unit manager
Randee Lois Smith .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Jurgensen .... first assistant director
Hugh Rawson .... second second assistant director
Joseph Winogradoff .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jason Armstrong .... carpenter
Dan Goldman .... scenic artist (as Daniel Goldman)
William Douglas Levien .... construction coordinator
Rex Piano .... props
Sound Department
Robert Cardelli .... sound effects editor (as Bob Cardelli)
Vern Carlson .... sound effects editor
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording engineer: Trans/Audio, Inc.
Clinton C. Elliot .... loop dialogue editor
Bill Hudson .... sound effects editor
Joseph Lesko .... sound effects editor (as Joe Lesko)
George T. Norris .... supervising sound editor
David Platt .... boom operator
Gary Rich .... sound mixer
Mollie Smollett .... sound effects editor
Arthur Sokalner .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Don Berry .... special effects assistant
Dee Debaun .... special effects administrator
Jacques Godbout .... special effects assistant (as Jacques Gadbout)
Drew Jiritano .... special effects assistant (as Andrew Jiritano)
Perry McLamb .... special effects assistant
Matt Vogel .... additional special effects
Gary Zeller .... special effects coordinator
Daniel Dod .... special car stunts (as Dan Dod)
Jery Hewitt .... stunts: high fall
Randy Jurgensen .... stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunts
Franklin Scott .... stunts
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Blum .... grip
John F. Cassidy .... grip (as John Cassidy)
Christopher Ferris .... grip
Mark Garroni .... assistant camera
Tony Giarratano .... dolly grip (as Anthony Giarratano)
Paul Gibson .... electric
Denis Hann .... key grip
Tom Paul Hoppe .... additional assistant camera (as Tom Hoppe)
James A. Lebovitz .... additional assistant camera (as James Lebovitz)
Don Muchow .... best boy
Rick Owen .... gaffer
Mike Spera .... additional photographer (as Michael Spera)
Peter Spera .... additional assistant camera
John Verardi .... assistant camera
Ken Waldman .... additional assistant camera
Phil Gries .... director of photography: Second Unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Billy Dowd .... assistant casting (as William Dowd)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Douglas .... assistant wardrobe
Kristin McNiff .... wardrobe
Carmela Ricottone .... wardrobe
Mary Sferra .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Noreen Evans .... assistant editor
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant editor (as Joann Jimenez)
Kirk Lavine .... assistant editor
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
Michael Norris .... assistant editor
Richard J. Rossi .... assistant editor (as Richard Rossi)
John Schoos .... assistant editor
Anezka Sebek .... assistant editor
Richard Smigielski .... assistant editor
Jim Finn .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Location Management
Georgia Gresham .... location assistant
Steven Wren .... location assistant
Music Department
Jay Chattaway .... music arranger
Jay Chattaway .... music producer
Mark Colby .... musician: saxophone solos
David Michael Frank .... electronic music realizations (as David M. Frank)
Alec Head .... music engineer
Pete Levin .... electronic music realizations (as Peter Levin)
Dan Pinsky .... music supervisor
Frank Zubeck .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
James Fanning .... driver
Dennis Salomone Sr. .... driver (as Dennis Salomone)
Ben Salomone .... transportation captain
Other crew
Annie Allman .... production assistant (as Ann Allman)
Dan Burkarth .... production assistant
Alyce Conrad .... script supervisor
Nicholas Demetroules .... production consultant
Michael Irene .... production assistant
Jason Lustig .... production assistant
Scott MacQueen .... utility man
Aggie Mondorf .... production assistant
Dale Oprandy .... production assistant
David Sardi .... production assistant
Eric P. Steckler .... production assistant (as Eric Steckler)
Jay Tobias .... production assistant
Edward Tomaselli .... production assistant
Ian Woolf .... production assistant (as Ian Foster Woolf)
Peter Savage .... dedicatee: with love and respect to the memory of

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Street Fighters" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (1983) (1989) | France:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | Norway:15 (uncut) (2007) (DVD) | Portugal:M/16 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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The scene where the two patrol cops were killed by the gang underneath the underpass had to be re-shot according to director William Lustig because when the gang starts shooting at them in the car, their blood squibs didn't go off. They had to completely reconstruct the car the next day to re-shoot the scene and this time the squibs went off as planned.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Prago's stunt driving double during the car chase is Caucasian but Prago is African-American.See more »
[first lines]
Nick:Hey, I don't know about you guys, but me... I've had it up to here. There are some 40-odd homicides a day on our streets. There are over two million illegal guns in this city. Man, that's enough guns to invade a whole damn country with. They shoot a cop in our city without thinking twice about it. Aw, come on. You guys ride the subway. How much more of this grief are we gonna stand for? How many more locks we gotta put on our goddamn doors? Now, we ain't got the police, the prosecutors, the courts or the prisons. I mean, it's over. The books don't balance. We are a statistic. Now, I'm tellin' ya, when you can't go to the corner store and buy a pack of cigarettes after dark... because you know the punks and scum are out there on the streets when the sun goes down, and our own government can't protect its own people, then I say this, pal: you got a moral obligation, the right of self-preservation. Now, you can run, you can hide, or you can start to live like human beings again. This is our Waterloo, baby! You want your city back? You gotta take it. Dig it? Take it!
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
good cheesy fun, 21 January 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

When a sleazball defense attorney (Joe Spinell) gets a lenient sentence for the leader of the gang who cut up the wife and killed the son of Eddie Marino (Robert Forster) he decides to take matters into his own hand, after her gets out of jail himself for contempt of court. He gets help from Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson. Sure this film is a tad on the cheesy side, but I'm a sucker for vigilante movies and a fan of Fred Williamson, Robert Forster, and Director William Lustig all. And this film may not as good as "Death Wish", it's still enjoyable enough for repeated viewings.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: Commentary by William Lustig, Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, and Frank Pesce; 7 Theatrical Trailers from around the world; 4 TV spots; 4 radio spots; promotional reel; and still gallery

Eye Candy: Hyla Marrow provides both the T&A

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