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Vigilante Force (1976)

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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George Armitage

Writer:

George Armitage
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Aaron Arnold
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Ben Arnold
Victoria Principal ... Linda Christopher
Bernadette Peters ... Little Dee
Brad Dexter ... Mayor Bradford
Judson Pratt ... Harry Lee
David Doyle ... Homer Arno
Antony Carbone ... Freddie Howe
Andrew Stevens ... Paul Sinton
Shelly Novack ... D.O. Viner
Paul Gleason ... Michael J. Loonius (as Paul X. Gleason)
John Steadman ... Shakey Malone
Lilyan McBride Lilyan McBride ... Boots Linden
Jimmy Lydon ... Tom Cousy (as James Lydon)
Peter Coe ... Lu Murietta
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Storyline

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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They Hired Themselves A Hero - But All They Bought Was Trouble! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1978 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Vigilante Force See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chateau Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bernadette Peters and John Steadman were in The Longest Yard the year before. See more »

Goofs

During the showdown on the ranch, Viner climbs up an oil rig. When he gets shot, he falls down and the crash mat is visible. See more »

Quotes

Little Dee: You're a cop? I hate cops.
Aaron Arnold: So do I.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the more violent moments in this movie was cut down by the distributor in Norway to get a 16 rating. Video rental version is uncut with an 18 rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofs White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me To Morning
Music by Gerald Fried
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
Sung by Byron Keith Daugherty
Courtesy Troubadour Records
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It should have been a contender
4 January 2020 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

"Vigilante Force" could have been a good movie. Unfortunately, it's not. What a shame. This movie has a good premise, nice locations and a top-notch cast but its script is a letdown. I think they should have given up on the PG rating and went all out and made a R action movie. If they cranked up the violence, language and maybe had thrown in a little nudity, "Vigilante Force" could have been a movie worth seeing a second time. As it is, it's not. Honorable mention: a dreamy Bernadette Peters, a very dreamy Loni Anderson and a wildly dreamy Victoria Principal.


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