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Death Promise (1977)

R | | Action | August 1977 (USA)
An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.

Director:

Robert Warmflash

Writer:

Norbert Albertson Jr. (as Norbert Albertson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bonet ... Charley Roman
Speedy Leacock Speedy Leacock ... Speedy
Bill Louie Bill Louie ... Sup Kim
Thompson Kao Kang ... Shibata (as Thomson Kao Kang)
Vincent Van Lynn Vincent Van Lynn ... Alden
Thom Kendell Thom Kendell ... Mursky
Abe Hendy Abe Hendy ... Jr. Jackson
Tony Liu ... Master Ying (as Anthony Lau)
Bob O'Connell ... Louis Roman (as Rocky Crevice)
David Kirk David Kirk ... Judge Engstrom
Tony De Caprio Tony De Caprio ... Albano
Bob Long Bob Long ... Mike
Jason Lau Jason Lau ... Shibata's Son
Wai Ng Wai Ng ... Shibata's Son (as Jerry Ng)
Monica Germaine Monica Germaine ... Baby
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An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.

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Filthy rich landlords get away with murder. It's time they pay for it.

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Action

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Trivia

Riffed by Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy, under the Rifftrax name. See more »

Goofs

Master Shibata is supposed to be Japanese, but he speaks Mandarin with his students. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version (released as "Pay-Off Time") was cut by 1 min 25 secs and removed all shots of throwing stars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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70's magic
21 June 2000 | by Ninja ThunderboltSee all my reviews

One of the classic low budget 70's movies, this film was found in a bargain video shop in London for only 50p. (interestingly, the package lists the star of the film as 'Charles Bone', who sounds like a porn star, but once the credits role it's obvious that the picture is aligned to far the right of the TV screen, so that all the cast members have the last letter missing from their names)

From the moment the narrator lamely introduces us to the situation that the desperate tenants of a grimy New York City apartment block, you know you're in for a rollercoaster ride of fromage. The direction is from the 'Ed Wood one-take' school - if one or two extras were looking at the camera crew, then what the hell?

The films finishes with a plot twist that puts The Usual Suspects to shame. Buy it now.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slumfighter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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