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Fighting Mad (1976)

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An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

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Jonathan Demme

Writer:

Jonathan Demme
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Fonda ... Tom Hunter
Gino Franco Gino Franco ... Dylan Hunter
Harry Northup ... Sheriff Len Skerritt
Philip Carey ... Pierce Crabtree
Noble Willingham ... Senator Hingle
John Doucette ... Jeff Hunter
Scott Glenn ... Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)
Lynn Lowry ... Lorene Maddox
Kathleen Miller ... Carolee Hunter
Ted Markland ... Hal Fraser
Laura Weatherford Laura Weatherford ... Fraser Child (as Laura Wetherford)
Gerry Weatherford Gerry Weatherford ... Fraser Child (as Gerry Wetherford)
Peter Fain Peter Fain ... Gillette
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Judge O'Connor (as Allan Wyatt)
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An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When You Push Too Far, Even A Peaceful Man Gets Fighting Mad. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colère froide See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Napier was also considered for the role of Pierce Crabtree. See more »

Goofs

When Len Skeritt gets up from the scuffle at the construction site, he puts his hat on, but when he walks over to grill the "security expert", he's seen putting his hat on again. See more »

Quotes

Hal Fraser: Court or no court, Crabtree's paying for this. I'll blow his frickin' head off!
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Soundtracks

The Bleeding Heart Inn
Words and Music by Zorro and the Blue Footballs
Copyright © 1976 Chuck Lunch Publishing
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An Early Effort From Jonathan Demme
14 December 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

This standard but reasonably diverting revenge/action drama is an early effort from writer/director Jonathan Demme, who would go on to Oscar greatness years later with "Silence Of The Lambs." The movie delivers all the ingredients one would expect from B-Movie producer Roger Corman PLUS a quietly effective performance from Peter Fonda as a family man who is pushed to the limits when a strip-mining tycoon tries to bully his way into taking over Fonda's father's stretch of farm land. It's nothing you probably haven't seen before, but it's solidly done and Fonda makes for a great low-key hero worth rooting for. *** stars


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