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Walking the Edge (1985)

A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

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Christine Holloway
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Jason Walk
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Tony
James McIntire ...
Jimmy
Wayne Woodson ...
McKee
Doug Toby ...
Danny Holloway
Phil H. Fravel ...
Jerry Holloway (as Phil Fravel)
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Fat Man's Body Guard (as James Fitzpatrick)
Ivy Bethune ...
Mrs. Johnson
Jacqueline Giroux ...
Linda (as Jackie Giroux)
Aarika Wells ...
Julia
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Jason, a Los Angeles taxi driver whom also works as a collector and numbers runner for a local mobster, crosses paths with young woman and vigilante, named Christine, seeking to avenge the murder of her husband and son by a quartet of hoodlums and gets caught up in the crime underworld of the city. Written by Anonymous

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They drove him to the edge, and on the edge there are no rules. See more »


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11 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Pushed one too many times. Something has gotta break!
1 February 2008 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Around this time vigilante/revenge films were the in-thing to cash-in on the movie market, but some kinda slipped passed the radar like "Rolling Thunder" and especially Nobert Meisel's solid, but tough little item "Walking the Edge". So before Robert Forster and Joe Spinell teamed up in William Lustig's "Vigilante", they together starred in this urban crime/revenge flick that is very well done for what was made on a minor budget and quick time frame. Holding a raw, taut edge the story was a little more thoughtful in the way it came across, unlike many rash and downright average exploitative revenge films that flooded the times. It's more talkative than expected. However it still had a punishing intensity, and moments of gutsy violence and suitably sardonic humour. Lending to the deep-rooted feel is Jay Chattaway's funky, upbeat blues score. Although what really makes the movie has got to be Forster's strong, detailed central performance, and likewise Spinell's excellently scummy head thug. Nancy Kwan has a potent presence too. The support cast; A Martinez, Wayne Woodson and James McIntire are reasonably fine.


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