Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a vigilante group because Nick and the group are fed up with the pimps, gangs, and drug dealers who keep taking over the neighborhoods. Nick and his group are also sick and tired of the police, because the police always fail to protect people who become victims. Eddie goes home from work one night, only to discover that Vickie has been stabbed, and Scott has been shot dead. Frederico "Rico" Melendez, the leader of a Puerto Rican street gang, is arrested for Vickie's stabbing and Scott's murder. Assistant District Attorney Mary Fletcher plans to put Rico away for as long as possible, since New York doesn't have the death penalty. Nick tries to convince Eddie to join the vigilante group, but Eddie turns Nick down, preferring to let the courts handle Rico. Nick makes it clear that he has no faith ...
If the law won't get them... we will!
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After the gang leader takes the 60 foot fall after Robert Forster chases him and dies, William Lustig felt that the blood splatter wasn't juicy enough and re-shot the scene after going over to the catering table and using a tub of cream cheese mixing it with fake blood then pouring around the actor for the look Lustig was aiming for according to the DVD commentary. See more
Reflection of boom mic can be seen during the shower fight scene. See more
Hey, I don't know about you guys, but me... I've had it up to here. There are some 40-odd homicides a day on our streets. There are over two million illegal guns in this city. Man, that's enough guns to invade a whole damn country with. They shoot a cop in our city without thinking twice about it. Aw, come on. You guys ride the subway. How much more of this grief are we gonna stand for? How many more locks we gotta put on our goddamn doors? Now, we ain't got the police, the ...
The 2008 Blu-ray and DVD is the complete original version of the film before it was cut by MPAA for its graphic violence. The scenes that were cut involving the patrol cops being ambushed and the deaths of the crooked politician and his lookout are restored and the film is unrated. See more
References The Dukes of Hazzard
Pase la noche fumando
(as Willie Colon)) / C. Curet Alonso
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Arranged by Luis Cruz
Sung by Willie Colón
(as Willie Colon)
Produced by Willie Colón
(as Willie Colon)
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