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Defiance (1980)

Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York City neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman, and though he tries to ... See full summary »

Director:

John Flynn

Writers:

Thomas Michael Donnelly (screenplay), Thomas Michael Donnelly (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Tommy (as Jan Michael Vincent)
Theresa Saldana ... Marsha
Danny Aiello ... Carmine
Rudy Ramos ... Angel Cruz
Lenny Montana ... Whacko
Art Carney ... Abe
Santos Morales Santos Morales ... Paolo
Frank Pesce ... Herbie
Don Blakely ... Abbie
James Victor ... Father Rivera
Randy Hermann Randy Hermann ... Tito (as Randy Herman)
Lee Fraser Lee Fraser ... Bandana (as Lee Yuro)
Joseph Campanella ... Karenski (as Joe Campanella)
Fernando López Fernando López ... Kid (as Fernando Lopez)
Alberto Vazquez ... Slagg (as Alberto Vasquez)
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Storyline

Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York City neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman, and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is battling the Souls and not only changing their attitudes, but the attitudes of his previously intimidated neighbors as well. Written by Ørnås

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There comes a time when we have to stand up and be counted. This is the story of one man who did.

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Action | Drama | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror in Brooklyn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Necta See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony DiBenedetto (famous for being the Chicken Pimp in The Exterminator (1980)) has a non-speaking uncredited cameo at the beginning of this movie exchanging mean glances with Jan-Michael Vincent. Meaning Tony was the reason Vincent was kicked off the ship they were both on. Thus setting this movie in motion. See more »

Goofs

The total number of Soul members varies constantly. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Breakin' (2016) See more »

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Bad Times
Composed by Gerard McMahon
Performed by Gerard McMahon
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Decent Jan Michael Vicent flick
14 May 2003 | by robbytaraSee all my reviews

I seen this movie way back in probably 1981 & liked it. I happened to see the last twenty minutes of it on TV a few weeks ago. I decided to buy the VHS tape. All in all I still liked it. Filmed in the older & trashy area of New York City helped the overall feel of the movie. I am a little bias of the movie since I have always been a Jan Michael Vincent fan. I give it a 7/10


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