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Vigilante Force (1976)

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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George Armitage

Writer:

George Armitage
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Aaron Arnold
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Ben Arnold
Victoria Principal ... Linda Christopher
Bernadette Peters ... Little Dee
Brad Dexter ... Mayor Bradford
Judson Pratt ... Harry Lee
David Doyle ... Homer Arno
Antony Carbone ... Freddie Howe
Andrew Stevens ... Paul Sinton
Shelly Novack ... D.O. Viner
Paul Gleason ... Michael J. Loonius (as Paul X. Gleason)
John Steadman ... Shakey Malone
Lilyan McBride Lilyan McBride ... Boots Linden
Jimmy Lydon ... Tom Cousy (as James Lydon)
Peter Coe ... Lu Murietta
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Storyline

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

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They Hired Themselves A Hero - But All They Bought Was Trouble! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1978 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Vigilante Force See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chateau Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was the very last production filmed on the famous "Mayberry" backlot set just before it was razed in 1976. This film ended an era that lasted 49 years for the famous "RKO 40 Acres" and later, "Desilu Culver" backlot. See more »

Goofs

When Little Dee talked to Ben Arnold before she let, she told him she saw his brother Aaron Arnold kill the deputy and even where the body was, which he found. But when he brought the body in and confronted his brother, he only said that Little Dee saw the deputy at the farm where Aaron was the night before, not that she saw him kill the deputy. See more »

Quotes

Little Dee: You're a cop? I hate cops.
Aaron Arnold: So do I.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the more violent moments in this movie was cut down by the distributor in Norway to get a 16 rating. Video rental version is uncut with an 18 rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Take Me To Morning
Music by Gerald Fried
Lyrics by Hermine Hilton
Sung by Byron Keith Daugherty
Courtesy Troubadour Records
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Ridicoules '70's violence exploitation flick.
25 June 2010 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Nothing wrong with a silly exploitation flick every once in while but this movie is just ridicules in a lazy kind of way.

It's basically a very messy movie with some lazy writing in it. Not as if any exploitation flicks ever featured a brilliant or original story but at least they often make more sense in their own universe. I had the idea that for this movie the creators were just shooting away. Moments and characters in the movie just often don't make sense at all, which makes this entire movie seem like a quite ridicules one.

You could definitely say that this movie had some potential in it. I like the fact that this movie is being like a modern western, in which a bunch of tough guys with a badge cause mayhem and try to take over a town with their terror. Its easily a type of story you could expect in any type of western.

It's however a very random movie. All of the actions from the bad guys seem pointless and often very stupid. It's purely put into the movie to make it seem like a violent one but it makes the characters look totally ridicules. The movie and its characters often make a very pointless impression.

I also just don't understand some of the characters. People and also loved ones are getting killed in this movie but hardly anyone seems to worry too much about this and life goes on as usual. It doesn't exactly help to make the movie a very believable one.

Kris Kristofferson still added some spice but you can't really say that this movie was his greatest moment.

4/10

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