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Act of Vengeance (1974)

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists.

Director:

Bob Kelljan (as Robert Kelljchian)

Writers:

David Kidd (as Betty Conklin), H.R. Christian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Ann Harris ... Linda
Peter Brown ... Jack
Jennifer Lee Pryor ... Nancy (as Jennifer Lee)
Lisa Moore ... Karen
Connie Strickland Connie Strickland ... Teresa
Patricia Estrin ... Angie
Lada Edmund Jr. ... Tiny
Tony Young ... Bud
Steve Kanaly ... Tom
Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Long (as Ross Elliot)
John Pickard ... Dr. Schetman
Ninette Bravo Ninette Bravo ... Joyce
Stanley Adams ... Bernie / Foul Mouth
Joan McCall ... Gloria
Anneka Di Lorenzo Anneka Di Lorenzo ... Chris (as Anneka DeLorrenzo)
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Storyline

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists.

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The Story of The Rape Squad! They all had one thing in common. They had been violated in the same savage way... Now They're Out to Get Even! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rape Squad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot under the title "Rape Squad." After American Internation Pictures got cold feet over releasing a film with the word "rape" in the title the title was changed to "Act of Vengeance" shortly before its release. After the film did not do as well as AIP hoped, the film was released as "Rape Squad" in hopes of drumming up some publicity. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the group trashes a man's apartment, a male crew member with a mustache is visible in a mirror's reflection when one of the women breaks the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Karen: I hope you run into a big mean 300 pound faggot killer, and I hope that faggot rips off your clothes and sodomizes you in your big fat ass! And, after all that, I hope you run into some dumb son of a bitch like yourself and he has the nerve to say something about laying back and enjoying it!
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Rape/Revenge Movie good but not great
27 November 2011 | by jameswilliams784See all my reviews

I thought this movie would be a good movie to watch. It has a couple of my favorite actors in Jo Ann Harris and Peter Brown, and I liked the idea behind the movie - rape victims getting together and trying to capture their rapist. However, I believe the film concentrates too much on the Rape Scenes, showing the Rapes once or twice would have been more than enough. And I absolutely hated them using Jingle Bells during the Rape Scenes.

This movie could have been made as a made for TV movie without the nudity and I think most people would have called it an OK movie. For me, there is way too much nudity and the acting is not very good. You get no idea why this guy is raping these women and that would be fine if the movie did not spend a considerable amount of time with him on the screen committing these attacks. For me this movie was OK, but not great.


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