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Vigilante Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The excessive violence in this action thriller makes New York City look like the site of a civil war -- or rather, a nauseatingly uncivil war fought between factory workers allied with neighborhood citizens against their enemies: drug pushers and other low-lifes. At first the worker Eddie Merino (Robert Forster) refuses to join a vigilante movement, but when his wife is stabbed and his son killed by a Puerto Rican gang, Eddie eventually opts for his own right to kill. His decision is not allowed to come quickly, he is made to agonize a bit longer. When the gang leader (singer Willie Colón) who killed Eddie's son is caught and brought up for trial, he gets off with a suspended sentence because of a corrupt defense lawyer and an inept judge. Eddie attacks the judge in court and is sent to jail for contempt. When he gets out of jail, he becomes a vigilante, out to kill the guilty or those he sees as protecting the guilty in the death of his son. From then on, a non-stop bloodbath takes over as the star of the film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:January 12, 1983

Cast

Robert Forster
as Eddie
Fred Williamson
as Nick
Richard Bright
as Burke
Rutanya Alda
as Vickie
Don Blakely
as Prago
Joseph Carberry
as Ramon
Willie Colon
as Rico
Joe Spinell
as Eisenberg
Woody Strode
as Rake
Vincent Beck
as Judge Sinclair
Bo Rucker
as Horace
Peter Savage
as Mr. "T"
Carol Lynley
as District Attorney Fletcher
Frank Pesce
as Blueboy
Randy Jurgensen
as Det. Russo
Henry Judd Baker
as Quinn
Michael Miller
as Dr. Fallon
Frank Gio
as Ptl. Shore
Ray Serra
as Court Officer
Sal Carollo
as Mr. Nulty
Sandy Alexander
as Prisoner
Kim Delgado
as Leon
Alex Stevens
as Alex
Ralph Monaco
as Jake
Nick Barbaro
as Prison Guard
Harry Madsen
as Bodyguard
Joseph Winogradoff
as Policeman #2
Gino Lucci
as Limo Driver
Frank Gio
as Ptl. Shore
Alex Stevens
as Alex
Henry Judd Baker
as Quinn
Joseph Winogradoff
as Policeman #2
Harry Madsen
as Bodyguard
Nick Barbaro
as Prison Guard
Kim Delgado
as Leon
Ralph Monaco
as Jake
Randy Jurgensen
as Det. Russo
Sal Carollo
as Mr. Nulty
Sandy Alexander
as Prisoner
Ray Serra
as Court Officer
Carol Lynley
as District Attorney Fletcher
Michael Miller
as Dr. Fallon
Frank Pesce
as Blueboy

Crew

William Lustig
Director
William Lustig
Producer
Andrew Garroni
Producer
Richard Vetere
Screenwriter
James Lemmo
Cinematographer
Jay Chattaway
Composer (Music Score)
Lorenzo Marinelli
Editor
Mischa Petrow
Production Designer
Randy Jurgensen
Associate Producer
Jerry Masucci
Executive Producer
Gary Zeller
Special Effects
Randy Jurgensen
First Assistant Director
Gary Zeller
Coordinator
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