Ms. 45

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Abel Ferrara's (Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45 follows a mute garment-district seamstress - played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Lund - who after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites her one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City's entire male population. Now remastered in HD from the original negative materials, Ms. 45 returns to theaters this December and debuts on DVD and Blu-ray uncut for the first time in North America.

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Cast

Steve Singer
as Photographer
Jack Thibeau
as Man in bar
Peter Yellen
as 2nd Rapist
Zoë Lund
as Thana
Abel Ferrara
as 1st Rapist
Vincent Gruppi
as Heckler on corner
S. Edward Singer
as Photographer
Faith Peters
as Prostitute
Alex Jachino
as Chauffeur
Jane Kennedy
as Seamstress
Wayne Caro
as Office Boy
Scott Covert
as Buyer's Assistant
Cindy Green
as Waitress
Nancy Ulrich
as Photographer's Girlfriend
Eddie Sanchez
as Central Park Gang Member
Larry Chua
as Central Park Gang Member
Omar Patino
as Central Park Gang Member
Robert Allen
as Central Park Gang Member
Daniel Goodine
as Central Park Gang Member
Michael R. Chin
as Couple Kissing
Gerri Igarashi
as Couple Kissing
Edward Eisele
as Man from Georgia
Evelyne Smith
as Bag Lady
Patrick Loughran
as Couple on Desk
Eileen Trotta
as Couple on Desk
Bobby Weismann
as Party Host
Alvin Moore
as Detective
Paul Varni
as Guy on Street
John Scarangella
as Guy on Street
Aris Sakellariois
as Guy on Street
Ben Falk
as Blind Man
Michael Minaro
as Band Member
Robert North
as Band Member
Robert L. Fish
as Band Member
Harry Maurer
as Newsman's Voice
Beth Ann Lonergan
as Little Girl's Voice
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Critic Reviews for Ms. 45

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Audience Reviews for Ms. 45

  • Apr 12, 2014
    Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 is a dark, intense revenge movie that doesn't reinvent anything in the genre, but is nonetheless a worthwhile addition to the genre, and for the most part is a truly engaging picture. The cast are good in their parts, and the film is dark, atmospheric and engaging due to Ferara's tense direction, which adds to so much to the film. For a revenge picture, Ms. 45 is a well crafted affair, and even if it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it should definitely appeal to fans of action pictures that enjoy a revenge film. The genre is truly awesome, and it has more than its fair share of memorable films, Death Wish being the most prominent one. However, Ms. 45 is a worthy film, and highly engaging despite its flaws, and Ferara crafts a film that is dark, always tense, even if you know how things will play out. That's one thing about Abel Ferara's films that stand out; he always manages to make an impact due to his visual style that is right out of a nightmare. This may not be a masterpiece, but it nonetheless belongs among the best revenge pictures that have been made. This is an entertaining picture with some good performances and a good plot. If you enjoy these films, then you're sure to find Ms. 45 a truly entertaining ride from start to finish. The film at times is pure sleaze, but again, it's what gives it, its identity. In terms of revenge films, Ms. 45 is a fine picture that showcases the talents of director Abel Ferara. Ferara is a good director, and he has made some good films, and after the decent Driller Killer, he would tackle different subjects, and here he delivers a well thought out revenge film that is worth seeing due to a good plot, and its dark, intense atmosphere.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 09, 2014
    Ms. 45 is also known as Angel of Vengeance, and I really wanted to be as excited after watching as were some of my friends who recommended it to me. I am sorry to say that all I saw was an American low-budget exploitation film which was nothing special. Directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Zoë Tamerlis Lund it had nothing which I could categorize as exceptional. There was some over-acting and I will even use the word over-directing... because some of the situations were far from realistic. The film is a rape and revenge story about Thana, a mute woman who becomes a spree killer after she is raped twice in one day when going home from work. It was critically maligned on its theatrical release, but is now generally highly regarded among fans of underground and independent film. This movie was acquired by Alamo Drafthouse Films in October 2013 and remastered in HD from the original negatives. The distributor released the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy in March 2014, and had the whole army of positively charged critics behind it! They have right on their opinion, of course, but it was just an average movie which is just crossing the line into the positive score territory! Entertaining 80 minutes which have a lot of unexplained bits and pieces... and a team which did a job on a budget of only $62,000.
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2011
    Good little exploitation revenge flick. Zoe Tamerlis was an incredible beauty.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 04, 2010
    My favourite female revenge film, it's very atmospheric, spooky, and hypnotizing, and I loved it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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