Fighting Back

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Fighting Back ★★ Death Vengeance 1982 (R)

Reactionary tale of an angry resident in a crimeridden Philadelphia neighborhood who organizes a patrol of armed civilian vigilantes. The police attempt to head off a racial confrontation in this effective drama graced with some fine performances. 96m/C VHS . Tom Skerritt, Patti LuPone, Michael Sarrazin, Yaphet Kotto; D: Lewis Teague; W: David Zelag Goodman; C: Franco Di Giacomo.