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Nicholas St. John (written by)
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Release Date:
18 July 1984 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
New York City ... Open 24 Hours. See more »
Plot:
Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of Ferrara's early efforts See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Berenger ... Matt Rossi

Billy Dee Williams ... Al Wheeler

Jack Scalia ... Nicky Parzeno

Melanie Griffith ... Loretta

Rossano Brazzi ... Carmine

Rae Dawn Chong ... Leila

Joe Santos ... Frank

Michael V. Gazzo ... Mike
Jan Murray ... Goldstein
Janet Julian ... Ruby

Daniel Faraldo ... Sanchez

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Silver (as Maria Conchita)

Ola Ray ... Honey
John Foster ... Pazzo
Emilia Crow ... Bibi (as Emilia Lesniak)

Nina Jones ... Dixie

Frank Ronzio ... Harry

Juan Fernández ... Jorge
Jim Boeke ... Architect
Vinny Argiro ... Bruno
Carl Strano ... Priest
Ben Kronen ... Club Announcer

Madison Mason ... Leila's Doctor
Bill Henderson ... Nicky's Doctor

Victor Rivers ... Jimmy
Joe Palese ... Tony
Joe Shea ... Salvi
Bob Yothers ... Sergeant
John Roselius ... Rossi's Manager

Tracy Griffith ... Sandra Cook
Lori Eastside ... Goldy's Girl
Sharon Anton ... Frank's Girlfriend
Barbara Andrews ... Waitress
Jim Brewer ... Jack Donnely (as James Brewer)
Álvaro López ... Rio's Manager
Eddie Ruffalo ... Cornerman
Joy Michael ... Metropole Dancer #1
Linda Lee ... Metropole Dancer #2

Peter Mele ... Hitman #1

Robert Miano ... Hitman #2
Raphael Berko ... Hitman #3
Antony Ponzini ... Mobster #1

Frank Sivero ... Mobster #2

Brent Jennings ... Hawker #1
William Kennedy ... Hawker #2
Robert Giarratano ... Customer #1
Peter Gumeny ... Customer #2

Justin De Rosa ... Policeman #1
Adrian McKnight ... Policeman #2
John Barons ... Policeman #3
Kendall Carly Browne ... Nurse #1
Nancy Mott ... Nurse #2
Christine Greenberg ... Medical Technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tricia Brown ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Del Rico ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Girl at the Club (uncredited)

Annabelle Larsen ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Abel Ferrara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicholas St. John  written by

Produced by
Bruce Cohn Curtis .... producer
Tom Curtis .... executive producer
Jerry Tokofsky .... co-producer
Stanley R. Zupnik .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dick Halligan 
 
Cinematography by
James Lemmo 
 
Film Editing by
Jack W. Holmes 
Anthony Redman 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Vincent M. Cresciman 
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland 
 
Costume Design by
Linda M. Bass 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Arrington .... assistant makeup artist
Bruce Johnson .... hair stylist: Mr Williams
Francesca Maxwell .... makeup artist
Julie Purcell .... assistant makeup artist
Michael R. Thomas .... special makeup effects: New York
 
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... production manager
Mary Kane .... unit manager: New York
Charles Newirth .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Manoogian .... first assistant director
Rip Murray .... trainee assistant director
Debbie Pinthus .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael 'Mickey' Beltran .... property master
David L. Glazer .... property master
Janet Kusnick .... illustrator
Robin L. Miller .... set dresser
Scott Moore .... assistant props: New York
Arthur Riddle .... assistant art director
Robert Wesson .... art department assistant: New York
 
Sound Department
Terry Lynn Allen .... sound editor
George H. Anderson .... sound editor
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
John Duffy .... sound editor
Scott Hecker .... sound editor
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
John L. Mack .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Milch .... supervising sound editor
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
Art Ottinger .... adr editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Edward M. Steidele .... foley editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound editor
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
John Osiecki .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Benedict Coulter .... visual consultant
 
Stunts
Pat Banta .... stunts
Justin De Rosa .... stunt coordinator
Arnaldo L. Díaz .... stunts
Sidney Filson .... stunts
Daryle Ann Lindley .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
John F. Cassidy .... grip: New York
Skip Cook .... key grip
M.J. Elliott .... still photographer
Bill Johnson .... camera operator: second New York
James Kincaid Johnson .... best boy electric
Jeff Levy .... electrician: New York
Don Muchow .... best boy electric: New York
Rick Owen .... electrician: New York
Joe Ritter .... additional second assistant camera
Jeff Smith .... best boy grip (as Jeffrey Smith)
Scott Spencer .... gaffer
Thomas Vanghele .... second assistant camera (as Thomas P. Vanghele)
John Verardi .... first assistant camera
Michael Wilson .... additional first assistant camera
Kory Mills .... grip (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Adam Smith .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nancy Mott .... extras casting
Joy Todd .... extras casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susie DeSanto .... wardrobe supervisor
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe assistant: New York
 
Editorial Department
Sandra Davis .... associate editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Barbara Slifka .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
John Osiecki .... score mixer
Terry Plumeri .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Sullivan .... driver
 
Other crew
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: New York
Vincent M. Cresciman .... creative consultant
Marty Cusack .... production assistant
Kathryn Doby .... choreographer
Rebecca Greeley .... production coordinator
Coni Lancaster .... production secretary
Álvaro López .... boxing coordinator
David Mirsky .... production coordinator
Harlan Cary Poe .... martial arts choreographer
Amy Rabins .... production executive
John Roselius .... boxing coordinator
Daniel Schott .... assistant to producer
Dwayne Alexander Smith .... production assistant (as Dwayne A. Smith)
Dale Tate .... title designer
Kathryn Zatarga .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min
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Trivia:
The name of the killer featured in the film was never revealed, nor is the actor who played him during the end credits of the film.See more »
Quotes:
Al Wheeler:[as Rossi drives off] There's nothing I hate more than guineas in Cadillacs.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Blue Thunder (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
New York DollSee more »

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of Ferrara's early efforts, 10 May 2002
Author: Bogey Man from Finland

Fear City is Abel Ferrara's and Nicholas St. John's work which deals again with the theme of morality and the lack of it and searching for it. Usually people tend not to like this film and maybe it is because the message is pretty hard to get through the ugly street life settings and disturbing violence. The film has to be seen in its uncut form, and many versions available are censored more or less. The film deals again with the subject matter of what's right and what's wrong and there is again a strong religious content in the film but not as strong as in Bad Lieutenant. The end scene in the alley is masterful, unforgettable and violent and it crystallizes the main character's motivations and his "peace of mind" when he found God and spoke to him. This is definitely not some slasher or horror pick even though there is a murderer in the film. Fans of the great Abel and Nicholas will like this film and it is as challenging, important and beautiful as the other work by those film makers.

I give this definitely 9 out of ten and highly recommended for the fans of art cinema!

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