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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

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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.

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What They Do To His Woman Is The Most Shocking Crime Of All! 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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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Fonda insisted that Bruce Langhorne compose the music for this movie. Fonda also insisted on driving a Caterpillar bulldozer in one scene instead of having a stunt double do it for him. 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

Sheriff Len Skerritt: [after he gets knocked down by an enraged Tom and and angrily fires his gun in the air] DON'T FUCK WITH ME!
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Connections

Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Frustrated Housewife
Sung by Ava Aldridge
Written by Alan Cartee and George Soule
Courtesy of MGM Records/Music Mill Productions/Fame Publishing, Inc.
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Was Dad Appalled?
25 February 2014 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Henry Fonda should have been--appalled, that is--with his counter-culture son playing the hillbilly-vigilante-avenger who goes after the eee-vill mining company in Jonathan Demme's Fighting Mad.

Peter Fonda got off to an interesting start with Easy Rider, but it didn't take a lot of acting skill to cruise around on a Harley, stoned out one's gourd, so he wound up doing junk like this for producer Roger Corman.

I'm not going to give a synopsis of this thing, lest I start thinking about the time I wasted watching it. I just wanted to warn you 70s action fans out there to steer clear of Fighting Mad the next time Fox Movie Channel shows it. For the life of me, I can't understand why they chop up other movies for broadcast, but they slapped a TV-MA on this one because . . .

Hearing a couple "f-bombs" and seeing some boobage so helped advance the story. Don't get me wrong, boobs are just fine and a couple "fungoos" don't offend me. It's the fact that having the love interest of Peter Fonda scold him not to go out there and get hisself dead while airing out her mommy parts after sex isn't worth my time.

I must be getting old. In 1976, I would have elbowed my best friend to make sure he was grooving to the boobs on screen, the orangey blood being spilled, and the bad words that the three networks would hack out for broadcast.

Now.

Now, I look for things like originality, dialogue, depth and breadth of visuals, and intellectual stimulation. You know . . . the stuff you would never find in anything like Fighting Mad.


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