The Exterminator 1980

The Exterminator

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A New York police detective (Christopher George) follows a vigilante's (Robert Ginty) gory trail of justice.

Cast & Crew

Christopher George
Detective James Dalton
Robert Ginty
John Eastland
Samantha Eggar
Dr. Megan Stewart
Steve James
Michael Jefferson
Dick Boccelli
Gino Pontivini
Patrick Farrelly
CIA Agent Shaw
Michele Harrell
Maria Jefferson
David Lipman
The State Senator from New Jersey
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Critic Reviews for The Exterminator

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  • Jun 12, 2013
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  • May 16, 2013
    This movie became infamous for exploitative scenes of violence and gore... that don't happen at all, they're mostly suggestive but whatever. The gritty tone of Exterminator sets it apart from most vigilante based 80s flicks, which is an immediate turn off for the majority of audiences but it's not on this approach that the movie fails. It's on an unbalanced script that's more concerned on punishing detestable characters and not having a more evolving story in the process. Hell, the motive that sets the Exterminator on a rampage is not that shocking and the post-war Vietname stress the main character is suffering from seems to get lost on his motives too. A failed opportunity.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 23, 2009
    Deathwish II meets Rambo III. Campy, cult-ish film that's just bad enough to be fun. Best viewed in a room full of lightly inebriated friends.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2008
    It's been a very long while since I've seen this one, but I still remember some parts vividly. Well done Vigilante film.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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