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Act of Vengeance (1974)

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists.

Director:

Bob Kelljan (as Robert Kelljchian)

Writers:

David Kidd (as Betty Conklin), H.R. Christian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Ann Harris ... Linda
Peter Brown ... Jack
Jennifer Lee Pryor ... Nancy (as Jennifer Lee)
Lisa Moore ... Karen
Connie Strickland Connie Strickland ... Teresa
Patricia Estrin ... Angie
Lada Edmund Jr. ... Tiny
Tony Young ... Bud
Steve Kanaly ... Tom
Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Long (as Ross Elliot)
John Pickard ... Dr. Schetman
Ninette Bravo Ninette Bravo ... Joyce
Stanley Adams ... Bernie / Foul Mouth
Joan McCall ... Gloria
Anneka Di Lorenzo Anneka Di Lorenzo ... Chris (as Anneka DeLorrenzo)
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Storyline

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rape Squad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot under the title "Rape Squad." After American Internation Pictures got cold feet over releasing a film with the word "rape" in the title the title was changed to "Act of Vengeance" shortly before its release. After the film did not do as well as AIP hoped, the film was released as "Rape Squad" in hopes of drumming up some publicity. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the group trashes a man's apartment, a male crew member with a mustache is visible in a mirror's reflection when one of the women breaks the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: I gotta tell ya, what you girls are doing is great! Cops never do anything.
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Alternate Versions

The film was unreleased until 1987 in the UK and then cut by 4 minutes 48 secs by the BBFC with extensive edits to the attack on Linda and further cuts to the assault scenes. See more »

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Referenced in Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987) See more »

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Jingle bell schlock ..........................
21 July 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

With a totally clueless police force unable to catch a serial rapist, five victims decide on a vigilante solution. Their "rape squad" takes on the hockey masked perpetrator and any other men behaving badly. All the men in "Act of Vengeance" are portrayed as insensitive creeps, including cops, hustlers, pimps, and even boyfriends. While the middle part of the film deals with these various male annoyances, the conclusion in an abandoned zoo, is totally about the "jingle bell rapist". The films greatest weakness, besides some marginal acting, is that very little is revealed about the orange clad hockey man. In the end however, it is what it is, an above average female revenge flick. - MERK


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