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One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

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Richard T. Heffron

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William Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Culp ... Jim Kiler
Marlyn Mason ... Muriel Kiler
Beah Richards ... Thelma
Jacqueline Scott ... Mrs. Chandler
Ramon Bieri ... Deputy Tottif
Tom Leopold Tom Leopold ... Vance Chandler (as Thomas Leopold)
Mark Lenard ... Mr. Chandler
Ivor Francis ... Judge Cox
Nicholas Hammond ... Ron Werner
Paul Jenkins ... Deputy
Don Dubbins ... Mr. Werner
Christopher Gardner Christopher Gardner ... Aaron Kiler
Shelly Hines Shelly Hines ... Beth Kiler
Tony Farella ... Birdie Prideman
Robert Weaver Robert Weaver ... Elliott Bright
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One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Angry Man See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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(Temper)ature Rising
29 January 2006 | by a_l_i_e_nSee all my reviews

Watching Robert Culp display barely contained anger is mesmerizing. Whether he's playing a murderer who must endure repeated visits from Lt. "Columbo", or, as in the case of this ABC "movie of the week", a decent man pushed to the breaking point by rich sociopaths, it's always thrilling to watch his patience being tested. You see the anger building in the way he clenches his jaw. The slow, deep breaths he takes that indicate how his patience is being tested. And, of course, that unmistakable edge in his tone- a clear warning that if he's pushed...one...inch...further...

Yes, Robert Culp was a perfect choice for the role of Dr. Jim Kiler, a man who finds that the police and court system are ineffective in protecting his family from harassment by a group of privileged young thugs. Some might rightly disapprove that in the end Kiler solves his problem by giving in to his primal urges. As this movie is allegedly based on a true story, one cannot help but wonder if the incidents really did cease after he took his revenge- and if there were really no legal reprisals in response to his vigilantism? But beyond questions of it's accuracy, this is quite an engrossing movie with a memorable performance from it's star, and there's something immensely satisfying in watching the good doctor pay his tormentors a late night visit.


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