Fighting Back (Death Vengeance) (1982)




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A storekeeper (Tom Skerritt) turns vigilante. Patti LuPone. Vince: Michael Sarrazin. Ivanhoe: Yaphet Kotto. Michael: David Rasche. Directed by Lewis Teague.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Paramount Pictures

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Tom Skerritt
as John D'Angelo
Patti LuPone
as Lisa D'Angelo
Michael Sarrazin
as Vince Morelli
Yaphet Kotto
as Ivanhoe Washington
David Rasche
as Michael Taylor
Donna DeVarona
as Sara Rogers
Gina DeAngeles
as Vera D'Angelo
Jonathan Adam Sherman
as Danny D'Angelo
Pat Cooper
as Harry Janelli
Jim Lovelett
as Tom Cassidy
Joe Ragno
as Mike Pelyk
Sal Richards
as Bill Gallo
Frank Sivero
as Frank Russo
Lewis Van Bergen
as Laz Burkofsky
Jim Moody
as Lester Baldwin
Donna de Varona
as Sara Rogers
Gina de Angelis
as Vera D'Angelo
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Critic Reviews for Fighting Back (Death Vengeance)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A good deal of acting talent is wasted on negligible or disreputable material in Fighting Back.

Full Review… | July 28, 2015
Washington Post
Top Critic

Although the message does not get delivered with crystal clarity, the movie is fast-moving, attention-holding and even thoughtprovoking.

Full Review… | July 28, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

There's political conscience somewhere in the script which places its hero as a blood-lust racist and an opportunist politico, but it's all too easily drowned by the crowd-pleaser set pieces of 'righteous' revenge.

Full Review… | July 28, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

A muddled narrative undercuts this overly ambitious film's attempt to explore urban vigilantism, and diffuses any insights the film might have offered.

Full Review… | July 28, 2015
TV Guide

Ambitious but heavily flawed urban thriller.

Full Review… | July 13, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Fighting Back (Death Vengeance)

Effective, if a bit silly. Skerritt is earnest, though never quite Italian.

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