Vigilante [Blu-ray] [1983]

  • SKU: 18722466
  • Release Date: 09/21/2010
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Stars Robert Forster, Fred Williamson and Frank Pesce
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Promotional Reel
  • Still Gallery


The excessive violence in this action thriller makes New York City look like the site of a civil war -- or rather, a nauseatingly uncivil war fought between factory workers allied with neighborhood citizens against their enemies: drug pushers and other low-lifes. At first the worker Eddie Merino (Robert Forster) refuses to join a vigilante movement, but when his wife is stabbed and his son killed by a Puerto Rican gang, Eddie eventually opts for his own right to kill. His decision is not allowed to come quickly, he is made to agonize a bit longer. When the gang leader (singer Willie Colón) who killed Eddie's son is caught and brought up for trial, he gets off with a suspended sentence because of a corrupt defense lawyer and an inept judge. Eddie attacks the judge in court and is sent to jail for contempt. When he gets out of jail, he becomes a vigilante, out to kill the guilty or those he sees as protecting the guilty in the death of his son. From then on, a non-stop bloodbath takes over as the star of the film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Robert Forster
    Robert Forster - Eddie
  • Fred Williamson
    Fred Williamson - Nick
  • Richard Bright
    Richard Bright - Burke
  • Rutanya Alda
    Rutanya Alda - Vickie
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    Don Blakely - Prago

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Death Wish ripoff... in a good way

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    If you like the movie death wish (Charles Bronson), You will enjoy this movie because it is very similar. Slow in parts but was still very entertaining see the lead character deal with "the bad guys".

    I would recommend this to a friend

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