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Dead End City (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  December 1988 (USA)
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The government's new urban renewal policy results in street gangs fighting for control of the inner cities. While most of the residents flee, one factory owner determines to fight the gangs for his property.

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The government's new "urban renewal" program results in street gangs fighting each other for control of the cities. While most inner-city residents flee from the fighting, a determined factory owner stays where he is and prepares to fight the gangs for control of his building. Written by Anonymous

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Direct to video action movie madness.
26 March 2009 | by (Shark's Scrapyard and Fried Chicken) – See all my reviews

In the year 1988 it would seem that Action International Pictures grew weary of the Italian film industry monopolization of the Escape From New York meets The Warriors genre. Their response to this weariness was to birth Dead End City into the world.

Sadly, when the dust kicked up by Dead End City's furious entrance into our world was settled, all one could see was an audience that had grown tired of the Escape From New York meets The Warriors genre. Indeed, no amount of Robert Z'Dar's terrifying jaw could get people to embrace this film as they had the adventures of Trash and his Italian partners in crime.

It somewhat unfortunate that this film has not been seen by more people. For one should know that Americans are sometimes just as capable of making ludicrous entries into the Escape From New York meets The Warriors genre as the Italians were.

I have grown tired of typing Escape From New York meets The Warriors genre so it is here that I will conclude my review.

If you must see this film humans, do so with beer and friends on hand. It will amplify your enjoyment of it.


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