A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Thibadeau
Cathryn Bolan
Detective Isgrow
Lu Leonard ...
Mrs. Whitehead
Luis Contreras ...
Bob Tzudiker ...
Mary Ann Smith ...
Nurse Warren
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ...
Holly Hardman ...
Duane Tucker ...
Douglas Durning ...
Young Louis
Annie O'Donnell ...
Hysterical Woman


A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

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The story of a real American hero. See more »


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Release Date:

September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último recurso  »

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Young Louis: Come with me. I am death.
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Music by Steve Hufsteter & Tito Larriva
Performed by Cruzados
Published by BUG Music
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Great Movie
16 January 2005 | by (Leicester, Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

Throughly intense. Just goes to show why you should never judge a book by its cover. Charles Durning portrayal of an aging veteran is both surprising and fantastic. He's not the usual Gibson or Jackson type star Hollywood would use to enhance this character. The really scary factor in this movie is that it could actually happen anywhere. there's no super movie special effects, just straight out home brewed justice. This movie not only illustrates social and cultural stress of changing urban demographics, it delves deep into the psyche of post traumatic stress that many war veterans live with on a daily basis. Definitely a must see, you may never look at your war veteran neighbor the same again. Now, if this would only be distributed on DVD!

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