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This violent film follows the miserable life of a miserable Vietnam vet as it goes from awful, to disgusting, to almost ludicrous (the life and the film). First the vet helps slaughter the inhabitants of a village during the war and then he is captured and tortured for two years. After that scenario, he winds up in a low-life neighborhood in New York owing drug money, saddled with a chunky, nagging, ugly wife and a little baby who inherited his mother's genes. One gory scene follows another until the climax which is meant to be the shocker that caps it all. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:October 17, 1986


Mitch Maglio
as Paco the Gang Leader
Aspah Livni
as Labo the Gang Leader
Nick Nasta
as Morbe the Gang Leader
Nancy Zawada
as Girl on Motorcycle
Phil Ciulo
Ray Pinero
as Welfare Worker
Robert Pillorella
Barry McBride
Shinri Saito
as Vietnamese Man with Pliers
Stacy Tait
as Young Prostitute
Bernadette Golden
Tom Desantis
Tom Devito
Tony Noe
Veronica Stork
as Cathy Dunlan
Vinnie Petrizzo
as Bum in garbage
Yon Lai
as Viet Soldier with Rifle
Bob Mireau
as Security Guard
Sue Parker
Brendan Tesoriero
as Weird Guy in Unemployment line
Carmine Giovinazzo
as Medical Attendant
Cathy Labarbera
Clare Harnedy
as Nurse
Collette Geraci
as Prostitute
Dean Mercil
as Passerby
Doo Kim
as Vietnamese man
Eddie Pepitone
as Strung Out Junkie in Station
Eddie Panelli
Ginny Cattano
as Vietnamese Woman
Howie Murphy
Janet Ramage
as Prostitute
Jeffrey Mathes
Jim Cooney
as Interrogating GI
Jimmy May
Joe Loach
Judy Tait
Keith McIsaac
Ken Mezzacappa
Leif Vetland
Leo Lunney
as Frankie's Father
Lori Labar
as Prostitute
Lou Rinaldi
Martin Blank
as Doctor
Mary Cristadoro
as Mary the Mugging Victim
Marylyn Marcinek
Melissa Tait
as Young Prostitute


Buddy Giovinazzo
Buddy Giovinazzo
Buddy Giovinazzo
Stella Varveris
Buddy Giovinazzo
Lloyd Kaufman
Executive Producer
Michael Herz
Executive Producer
Ed Varuolo
Special Effects
Jeff Matthes
Makeup Special Effects