A New York City career woman becomes a vigilante after being raped by two car thieves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Coward ...
Valarie Wells
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Detective Marty Lowery
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Willie
Robert Trumbull ...
Herbert
Rebecca Hollen ...
Peggy
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Kosakowski
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Raphael
Arnie Mazer ...
Sailor
Gary Majchrazak ...
Reggie
Tony Jaffe ...
Van Driver
Doug McCoy ...
Cooch Elliot
Steve Wise ...
Bruce Ryan
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Detective Carter
Mischa Bogin ...
Hot Dog Vendor
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Gun Salesman (as Tim Roselle)
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Valarie is a happy, successful career woman, engaged to a charming and handsome man. She drives a great car and lives in a beautiful apartment. Then one night she hails the wrong taxi. She is brutally raped by the two car thieves who were taking a joyride. They leave her on the sidewalk to die after they're done with her. When she recovers, her fiancée abandons her, and with the police unable to help much in tracking down her attackers, Valarie buys a gun and takes to the gritty streets after dark, luring and killing street thugs who accosted her while searching for the two thugs to get her revenge. She becomes known in the press as the 'Dum-Dum Killer' because of the hollow-point bullets she pattens out and uses. At the same time, she begins dating a sympathetic police detective, named Marty, who takes an interest in her rape case, while tracking down the 'Dum-Dum Killer', and when he begins to suspect her, he is torn between upholding the law and protecting his newest love interest. Written by Anonymous

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police | taxi | vigilante | new york | rape | See All (20) »

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There Is No Place-No Time When A Woman Alone Can Be Safe! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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13 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Dirty Harriet  »

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Valarie Wells: Do you know what the most dangerous parts of the city are?
Peggy: Why?
Valarie Wells: So I can be safe when I go jogging.
Peggy: Well stay away from Hell's Kitchen, that's why they call it that.
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Revenge is sweet, no matter how it's gotten.
28 November 1998 | by (Springfield, MO) – See all my reviews

I know that this is an old and campy movie, but the message as a whole rings true even today...if someone gets raped, they want revenge and boy is it sweet when you get it. Look at Sally Fields in "An Eye for an Eye" ----You want it, You get it, You love it!


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