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Private Wars (1993)

Video  -  Action  -  13 October 1993 (USA)
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A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes ... See full summary »

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Jack Manning
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Chief Carpenter
Dan Tullis Jr. ...
Mo Williams
Holly Floria ...
Ronnie Gilmore
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Alexander Winters
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Mr. Mendoza
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Obata
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Ben Gilmore
Albert Garcia ...
Ferret
Cynthia Frost ...
Mrs. Dominick
Tim Colceri ...
Sergeant Fuller
John Hobson ...
Biker
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Eddie (as Vincent Murdocco)
John Salvitti ...
Falco
Anthony R. Lovett ...
Wolcott (as Andy Lovett)
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A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes the police and uses organized bands to intimidate the neighbors. But perhaps this alcoholic ex-cop, Manning, could help them, but how? Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Railsback at his best since Manson
20 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This piece of garbage is, whether intentional or not, very hilarious. You could tell the film makers just stopped trying and piled in as much foul language, poor taste, racism, and violence as possible. Plus Railsback is hilarious as a drunk, and there are tons of other lifers in this including Officer Dan, the black cop from Married With Children. Get some beer and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The end sucks because some girl gets Railsback to quit drinking, but up to that point it's great. This movie is not realistic at all. Not like any movie really is, but this one doesn't even try. You wonder why someone with actual talent like Railsback would actually have to resort to this trash, but I'm glad that he did in this case.


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