The Exterminator (1980)
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as John Eastland
as Detective James Dalton
as Dr. Megan Stewart
as Michael Jefferson
as Chicken Pimp
as Gino Pontivini
as CIA Agent
as Maria Jefferson
as State Senator
as Vietcong Garrottee
as Vietcong AK-47
as US Pilot
as Captured US Soldier
as Collector #1
as Collector #2
as Police Captain
as CIA Chief
as Leaflet Man
as Hotel Clerk
as Massage Parlor Cop
as Message Cop (sic)
as SWAT #2
as SWAT #5
as Vietcong Fire Gag
as Uniform Cop #4
as Vietcong Leader
Critic Reviews for The Exterminator
The Exterminator is a sick example of the almost unbelievable descent into gruesome savagery in American movies.
An action film with little action. Contrived script instead opts for grotesque violence in a series of glum, distasteful scenes.
Even connoisseurs of violence will be disappointed in The Exterminator since its grisly events are not actually shown on screen.
Prime revenge action cinema that will feed the appetites of fans of Dirty Harry and Charles Bronson...
As depicted literally here, going through the meat grinder is an apt metaphor for the Vietnam experience, and for the intended impact on audiences of movies like this one.
One of the most wretched of all film genres is the vigilante justice movie, and this must-to-avoid Death Wish takeoff is one of the worst of its ilk.
Audience Reviews for The Exterminator
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.
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.
The Exterminator Quotes
|John Eastland:||If you're lying, I'll be back.|
|State Senator:||She ain't bad|
|Chicken Pimp:||Come on, all we have to is discipline her a little. You like to see that, wouldn't ya?|
|State Senator:||(enthusiastically) Yeah!|
|State Senator:||[enthusiastically] Yeah!|
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