Fighting Back

Film, Action and adventure

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.

By: PT


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Caulfield, Lewis Teague
Tom Jeffrey, Michael Cove, David Zelag Goodman, Tom Hedley
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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