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The New York Ripper (1982)

Lo squartatore di New York (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 4 March 1982 (Italy)
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story), Vincenzo Mannino (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hedley ... Lt. Fred Williams
Almanta Suska ... Fay Majors (as Almanta Keller)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Mickey Scellenda
Andrea Occhipinti ... Peter Bunch (as Andrew Painter)
Alexandra Delli Colli ... Jane Forrester Lodge
Paolo Malco ... Dr. Paul Davis
Cinzia de Ponti ... Rosie - Ferry victim
Cosimo Cinieri ... Dr. Lodge (as Laurence Welles)
Daniela Doria ... Kitty
Babette New ... Mrs. Weissburger
Zora Kerova ... Eva - Sex show performer (as Zora Kerowa)
Paul E. Guskin Paul E. Guskin ... Desk Sergeant (as Paul Guskin)
Antone Pagán ... Morales (as Anthon Kagan)
Josh Cruze ... Chico (as Johs Cruze)
Marsha MacBride Marsha MacBride ... Policewoman
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Storyline

Killer who talks like a duck wanders around New York City killing women by various means including slicing an eyeball with a razorblade. Detective Jack Headly is hot on his trail. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

New York City: It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

4 March 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Ripper See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (cut) (1989) (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The lead role was originally offered to Catriona MacColl who had previously starred in director Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981), and The House by the Cemetery (1981). She was apparently a little suspicious and turned the offer down. It would have been her second time appearing with Paolo Malco. See more »

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Lt. Fred Williams: Would you get me some coffee?
Kitty: Sweetheart! I'm a prositute, not your wife. If you want coffee, make it yourself!
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The UK Shameless DVD is missing 2 scenes. A brief conversation between Dr Davis and his secretary, and a shot of Davis turning and watching Lt Williams driving off in his car outside the hospital. These are distributor edits which were removed to maintain the flow of the movie. The UK Shameless Blu-ray adds 15 seconds of footage missing from the Blue Underground release. See more »

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a real video nasty
10 November 2005 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

Lt. Fred Williams a new york cop is investigating a number of disturbing killings where the women are to say the least butchered. His first clue is that the killer speaks like Donald Duck, and soon the killer is calling and taunting Williams, so he calls in the help of a local Professor of Psychology to help profile the killer. There are plenty of gruesome killings and seedy set pieces to keep any sleaze fan happy ie.A Latino *beep* a woman with his foot, the same woman masturbating in a live sex porno theatre and taping it to pleasure her husband with later,a girl being butchered with a razor blade ripping open her face right down through her eyeball…pretty gruesome….but wholly enjoyable as only Fulci can do. The dubbed dialogue is poor at times but it didn't take away from my enjoyment…a real video nasty


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