A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.
Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
Some lobby cards and stills show several scenes cut from the movie; John looking at wounded and dead people inside the night club after helicopter crashes on it and explodes, Caroline helping someone who got injured in the same deleted club explosion scene, John throwing the wheel cap on one of the gang members who jumps onto Be Gee's garbage truck when he tries to stop the gang members from stealing the armored car, after the armored car robbery and his fight with gang members John escapes from the police and is hiding somewhere while his head is covered with blood due to the injury he got during the club explosion, Caroline taking care of John's head wound, longer version of the scene where X and his gang members attack Caroline in the park, also some lobby cards show pictures from original ending with John and X fighting with each other next to the garbage truck and wounded X kneeling on the ground while some cop is pointing his shotgun at him. See more »
The news anchor at the beginning says The Exterminator got his name by the media, but in the first film it is Eastland himself who comes up with the name when signing a letter to the police. See more »
[To John Eastland]
You want to clean out the streets? *I am* the streets!
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i've read some bad comments about this film on this site, mainly from people who i think took even the first film rather too seriously. this is a brilliant piece of absurd 80's action, dutifully modelled on the superb death wish series. the "street punks" are one of the best features and resemble the b*****d offspring of the warriors and mad max 2. the exterminator himself spends most of the film going berserk with a flamethrower and at one point he operates a rubbish truck armed with remote control machine guns. the action is interspersed with ridiculous love scenes involving a stripper. although i think this film does lack some of the quality of the original i found it just as enjoyable and anyone who can appreciate the death wish series should certainly enjoy this
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