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John Doe: Vigilante (2014)

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An ordinary man fights violence the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Hero or villain? Justice or vengeance? You decide.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Doe
Ken Rutherford
Gary Abrahams ...
Sam Parsonson ...
Murray Wills
Adam McCleish
Brooke Ryan ...
Mary Jones
Detective Clint James
Guy Kable ...
Randall Berger ...
Isabella Woodlock ...
Barry Quin ...
Dr. Keith Simms
Erin Dewar ...
Chris Palframan ...
Jesse Sutton


Some call him a hero. Some call him a villain. He's "John Doe: Vigilante" - an ordinary man who decides to take the law into his own hands. Frustrated with a failing legal system that continues to allow violent criminals to go free, John Doe begins exacting justice the only way he knows how - by killing one criminal at a time. Soon he becomes a media sensation and inspires a group of copycat vigilantes, but who is the real John Doe - a pillar of justice or a cold-blooded murderer? You decide. Written by Main Street Films

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Hero or Villain? Justice or Vengeance? You Decide.


Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA)  »

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John Doe  »

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John Doe's orange prison jumpsuit number is 8311XHT, a reference to George Lucas' early film "THX 1138". See more »


When stopped by petrol officer, registration plates of John Doe's vehicle change in between scenes. See more »


Sam Foley: A vigilante is simply somebody who violates the law in order to punish a criminal for what they believe is right, for what they believe is justice. So what then do you call a country who sends soldiers to kill people in places like Afghanistan or Iran, Iraq, Korea, Vietnam in the name of what they believe is right, in the name of what they believe is justice. That country is a vigilante - pure and simple.
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Absolutely outstanding!
26 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

John Doe: Vigilante is an amazing film.

I will begin by saying that I am generally more interested in lower budget films compared with big budget blockbusters so I may be a little biased. However I feel some of the reviews I have read online for John Doe are incredibly unfair.

The subject matter dealt with in John Doe was addressed in a highly effective way. The film was able to make a situation, seemingly out of the realm of possibility for most of us seem as if it were unfolding in reality.

This film is not just an excuse for glorified violence and bloodshed. It makes a powerful statement about the ineffectiveness of the Australian Justice System.

I felt so strongly after watching that I immediately went to the website and chose to review the film (firsts for both).

If you like to think about what you are watching, both during and after then be sure to check out John Doe: Vigilante. There are some fairly confronting images used without being obscene.

I am a film student in Australia and am genuinely inspired by this film and highly recommend it.

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