Fighting Back

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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'We gotta go out and scare some respect into these punks.' It's urban vigilante time again, though here more of a clean-streets variant on the current craze for survivalism. Skerritt plays an Italian-American deli owner who organises his People's Neighbourhood Patrol along textbook paramilitary lines, and mounts a violent campaign to stomp all 'deviants' and restore the local park to his kids. There's political conscience somewhere in the script which places its hero as a blood-lust racist and an opportunist politico, but it's all too easily drowned by the crowd-pleaser set pieces of 'righteous' revenge.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Caulfield, Lewis Teague
Screenwriter: Tom Jeffrey, Michael Cove, David Zelag Goodman, Tom Hedley
Cast: Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Kris McQuade
Caroline Gillmer
Paul Smith
Robyn Nevin
Wyn Roberts
Ben Gabriel
Tom Skerritt
Yaphet Kotto
Michael Sarrazin
David Rasche
Patti LuPone
Donna DeVarona