Vigilante Force

Vigilante Force

Director: George Armitage

Cast: George Armitage, Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal

     
 

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In this exciting adventure, the residents of a remote California community grow tired of having their lives disrupted by growing groups of rowdy oilworkers who have no respect for law and order. In desperation they hire a Vietnam veteran to clean up the town. The ex-fighter brings in a band of other vets and does just that. Unfortunately, the veterans then begin…  See more details below

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In this exciting adventure, the residents of a remote California community grow tired of having their lives disrupted by growing groups of rowdy oilworkers who have no respect for law and order. In desperation they hire a Vietnam veteran to clean up the town. The ex-fighter brings in a band of other vets and does just that. Unfortunately, the veterans then begin controlling the town until the leader's brother and his friends manage to oust him and restore peace to the sleepy little town.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
On one level, a case could perhaps be made that Vigilante Force is an answer to the earlier Walking Tall -- but to do so would mean arguing that Vigilante's creators really have anything on their minds other than blowing up cars, generating loud noises and creating general mayhem. Certainly, there's nothing deeper going on in George Armitage's screenplay, which doesn't delve very deeply into the issues it raises. For fans of movies in which action is all that matters, Vigilante delivers; it's not a big budget extravaganza, but it has plenty of stunts and explosions and fighting and yelling. All of it is mindless, but at least the screenplay follows the niceties of going from point A to point B to point C in a logical manner. Armitage's direction is very good, as long as it's concentrating on the action; the "between" scenes tend to be a bit strained, but they're not really of any importance anyway. Jan-Michael Vincent doesn't bring anything new to the role of the "good" brother, but he looks good. (The same can be said of Victoria Principal as the "good" girl.) Kris Kristofferson, however, does surprisingly well as the "bad" brother, and Bernadette Peters does wonders with a very poorly written part. Those who really want to can look at Vigilante as something larger, such as a reflection of post-Watergate American values -- but they're fooling themselves if they think it's about anything other than baseball bats and cars.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/15/2011
UPC:
0883904237808
Original Release:
1976
Source:
Mgm Mod
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
2,009

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Performance Credits
Kris Kristofferson Aaron Arnold
Jan-Michael Vincent Ben Arnold
Victoria Principal Linda
Bernadette Peters Dee
Brad Dexter Mayor
David F. Doyle Homer Arno
Anthony Carbone Freddie Howe
Andrew Stevens Paul Sinton
Shelly Novack Viner
Paul Gleason Michael Loonius
John Steadman Shakey Malone
Jimmy Lydon Tom Cousy
Charles Cyphers Perry
Carmen Argenziano Brian
Peter Coe Lu
Debbie Lytton Molly
Lilyan McBride Boots
Judson Pratt Harry
Don Pulford David

Technical Credits
George Armitage Director,Screenwriter
Gene Corman Producer
William H. Cronjager Cinematographer
Jack Fisk Art Director
Gerald Fried Score Composer
Roger George Special Effects
Don Heitzer Asst. Director
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Mort Tubor Editor

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