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Vigilante Force (1976)

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In this exciting adventure, the residents of a remote California community are plagued by growing groups of rowdy oilworkers. In desperation, they hire a Vietnam veteran to clean up the town. Unfortunately, the veterans then begin controlling the town until they are ousted, restoring peace to the sleepy little town.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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MGM

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Cast

Kris Kristofferson
as Aaron Arnold
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Ben Arnold
Brad Dexter
as Mayor
David Doyle
as Homer Arno
David F. Doyle
as Homer Arno
Anthony Carbone
as Freddie Howe
Andrew Stevens
as Paul Sinton
Paul Gleason
as Michael Loonius
John Steadman
as Shakey Malone
James Lydon
as Tom Cousy
Jimmy Lydon
as Tom Cousy
Don Pulford
as David
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Critic Reviews for Vigilante Force

All Critics (3)

Considering its eye-catching cast and a workable premise, this ranks as a real disappointment, with writer-director George Armitage content to churn out drive-in yahoo fare rather than craft anything with any sort of staying power.

Full Review… | September 26, 2015
Creative Loafing

Imagine Road House, but on a smaller budget and more country-fried.

Full Review… | September 25, 2015
Under the Radar

... a film of such consuming sleaziness of motivation and rationale that the feeblest gestures toward credibility and mere continuity are bypassed ...

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Vigilante Force

Seriously bizarro, WTF '70's action movie! It starts out with a group of ex-soldiers being brought in to tame a wild town. Where it goes from there is just nuts! At least you don't see the plot twist coming, that's for sure! Kris Kristofferson is in this for whatever reason, but does well with where his character goes. Jan-Michael Vincent is good in his pretty-much standard action mode. The movie is made competently enough, just makes you wonder how it was greenlit!

John Miller
John Miller

Vintage Grindhouse. Throw realism out the door. A town besiege by rising anarchy reaches out to the Seven Samurai to protect them. Instead, they end up taking over the town. A rare film where the Vietnam vets are the villains... And it works. However, the film takes a few jumps too many and the music is so campy, it's kind of hard to sit through without openly mocking it. I wanted something a little more bad@$$.

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

Vintage Grindhouse. Throw realism out the door. A town besiege by rising anarchy reaches out to the Seven Samurai to protect them. Instead, they end up taking over the town. A rare film where the Vietnam vets are the villains... And it works. However, the film takes a few jumps too many and the music is so campy, it's kind of hard to sit through without openly mocking it. I wanted something a little more bad@$$.

Robert I (Master of All Movies)
Robert I (Master of All Movies)

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