Night of the Juggler (1980)

Night of the Juggler


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The protagonists are secondary and uni-dimensional in this unlikely actioner about a divorced father (James Brolin) tearing through New York chasing the man who kidnapped his daughter (Abby Bluestone). Sean Boyd (Brolin) is an ex-cop with an enemy on the force out to kill him. Between dodging his would-be assassin, fighting off street thugs, and getting crashed into by one car after another, Boyd is not about to give up or get seriously hurt. In the meantime the police themselves are too inept … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: William P. McGivern, Rick Natkin, William W. Norton
In Theaters:


as Sean Boyd

as Gus Soltic

as Kathy Boyd

as Preacher

as Barnes

as H.R. Clayton III

as Wino

as Mrs. Logan

as Cashier

as Peep Show Operator

as Barbara Boyd

as Fifth Avenue Cop #2

as Old Woman

as Pimp #1

as Waitress

as Pimp #2

as Mrs. Marguerite Clay...

as Yogurt Man

as Gang Member

as Nurse Jenny

as Bag Lady

as Peep Show Bouncer

as Subway Cop

as Hospital Cop

as Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for Night of the Juggler

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A rough and gripping action-thriller about an ordinary man's desperate search to find his kidnapped little girl. Gritty with a capital G, and makes late '70 New York City seem like hell on earth.

February 17, 2006

Audience Reviews for Night of the Juggler

I was finally able to track this one down via YouTUbe, and I have to say that it was well worth the wait, but I wish there was a legit release of this one, as the dark scenes are all but lost in the murky VHS rip or whatever the source was for the YouTube version.

James Brolin goes apeshit in his search for his kidnapped daughter, tearing NYC apart to find her, and it's pretty amazing.



One of the best action movies I've ever seen and I've seen a few in my day. This movie delivers the goods; great cast acting, great car chase(one of the best seen on film) and a great story (plot). In fact, the only thing that's not great is the fact that this film has yet to be released in the DVD format. I find this inexcusable. This movie screams to released in a anamorphic ratio, THX surround sound edition. Come on guys, how about it???

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