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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.

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Cast

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
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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.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…
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.

July 28, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Ambitious but heavily flawed urban thriller.

July 14, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fighting Back (Death Vengeance)

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

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