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Fighting Back


Time Out says

'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
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