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Vengeance (1977)

Kid Vengeance (original title)
R | | Western | August 1977 (USA)
Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.

Director:

Joseph Manduke

Writers:

Bud Robbins (screenplay by), James Telfer (screenplay by) (as Jay Telfer) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Lee Van Cleef ... McClain
Jim Brown ... Isaac
John Marley ... Jesus
Glynnis O'Connor ... Lisa
Leif Garrett ... Tom
David Loden David Loden ... Father
Dalia Penn Dalia Penn ... Mother
Matt Clark ... Grover
Timothy Scott ... Ned (as Tim Scott)
Richard Vanstone Richard Vanstone ... Dewey
Yosef Shiloach ... Lupe (as Joseph Shiloach)
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Having witnessed the brutal murder of his father, the horrific sexual assault of his mother, and the abduction of his innocent young sister by McClain's ruthless gang of cut-throats, Tom, the lucky fifteen-year-old survivor, swears revenge. Hell-bent on making them pay in blood, Tom embarks on a life-or-death quest to avenge his family, relentlessly pursuing the leader and his jackals in the unforgiving desert. As Tom crosses paths with Isaac, a compassionate prospector who has reasons to see McClain and his bandits suffer, he sets in motion his deadly campaign, methodically picking the perpetrators off with his ingenious traps. Is one ever too young for vengeance? Written by Nick Riganas

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A young boy seeks to avenge the brutal slaying of his family! See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Leif Garrett broke his nose filming a fight scene. See more »

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Lee Van Cleef Versus... Leif Garrett?????
27 December 2004 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

KID VENGEANCE (2 outta 5 stars) Cheaply-made and poorly-directed piece of western fluff starring Lee Van Cleef as one of the most vile villains he's ever played. This was during his later years when he was getting a bit long in the tooth to believably play those nasty, tough guy parts... but he is still the most interesting thing in this movie. He leads a bunch of bandits who rape and kill the mom and dad of young Leif Garrett and then kidnap his sister. Leif goes after them with "vengeance" on his mind. He begins to pick off the bandits one by one, using some pretty unconventional means (bow and arrow, rocks, scorpions, the old snake-in-the-saddlebag trick). He eventually teams up with a gold prospector (Jim Brown) whose life savings have been stolen by these men as well. The film starts off looking like a bad TV-movie... but once the raping and killing starts it becomes obvious that this was no "Movie Of The Week". You might be interested enough to sit through it once but this is no classic by any means.


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Release Date:

August 1977 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lordsburg, New Mexico, USA See more »

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