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Fight for Your Life (1977)

A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There are a few nasty scenes where the minister's family is being ... See full summary »

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Robert A. Endelson

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Straw Weisman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Judd Robert Judd ... Ted Turner
Catherine Peppers Catherine Peppers ... Mrs. Turner
Lela Small Lela Small ... Grandma Turner
Yvonne Ross Yvonne Ross ... Corrie Turner
Reggie Rock Bythewood ... Floyd Turner (as Reginald Bythewood)
Ramon Saunders Ramon Saunders ... Val Turner
Queenie Endelson Queenie Endelson ... Dog
William Sanderson ... Jessie Lee Kane
Daniel Faraldo ... Chino
Peter Yoshida Peter Yoshida ... Ling
Bonnie Martin Bonnie Martin ... Karen
David Cargill David Cargill ... Lt. Reilly
Richard A. Rubin Richard A. Rubin ... Captain Hamilton
David Dewlow David Dewlow ... Joey
Nick Hardin ... Tony (as Nick Mariano)
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A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There are a few nasty scenes where the minister's family is being repeatedly terrorized by the thugs. In the end the minister turns the tables on the 3 convicts and gives them their just desserts. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There is no greater violence than a father's revenge for the rape of his daughter See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1980 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Bath at 1313 Fury Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1981 by the BBFC and later ended up on the DPP 72 list of official video nasties. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the Turner family's pet dog on the couch, a wire is seen and a hand to the left of the screen is clearly moving up and down. The wire is attached to the dogs tail and is being used to wag its tail, suggesting the dog is being friendly. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Lee Kane: [to Mrs Turner] I'm running the show, Deputy Dawg!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Vile, exciting, hateful and touching
16 January 2006 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is a pretty nasty piece of work that is nevertheless well made and effective. Race, rape and revenge but much more too when a modest God fearing black family are set upon by three escaped convicts who don't seem to like each other much more than do their captives. Much racist abuse and humiliation, though this all gets reversed as the family regain the upper hand and the 'by the book' cop makes an exception and allows the revenge to run it's course. Vile, exciting, hateful and touching by turns this is a very unusual, though non the more likable piece of exploitation cinema. Absolutely no way this film would be even considered today let alone be made and yet, in its own way it draws attention to that unspeakable prejudice within us all.


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