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Fear City (1984)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  18 July 1984 (France)
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Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

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Matt Rossi
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Al Wheeler
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Nicky Parzeno
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Loretta
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Carmine
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Frank
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Ruby
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Sanchez
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Silver (as Maria Conchita)
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Pazzo
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Bibi (as Emilia Lesniak)
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In New York City, a psycho killer is stalking and randomly slashing and killing strippers working in various nightclubs. Matt Rossi is a former boxer trying to escape his past whom is currently employed at a talent agency which caters exotic dancers to the mafia-controlled strip clubs all over Manhattan. Matt and his business partner, Nicky, are relentlessly dogged by Al Wheeler, a persistent police detective on the case of the murdered strippers, and hoping to find something to nail both Matt and Nicky on. Matt is trying to reconcile with his former flame, Loretta, whom also works as a dancer and has a off-again, on-again drug problem. With the police constantly hounding them, and under pressure from his mob boss and other bosses to do something, Matt must somehow face his inner demons to find the killer before he strikes again. Written by Anonymous

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The name of the killer featured in the film was never revealed, nor is the actor who played him during the end credits of the film. See more »

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Al Wheeler: [as Rossi drives off] There's nothing I hate more than guineas in Cadillacs.
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Decent thriller.
21 January 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A psycho killer is slashing beautiful strippers in New York.Tom Berenger tries to stop him!"Fear City" is pretty good,but it's obvious that scenes of violence were heavily cut.It's really a shame,I'd love to see an uncut version.The urban setting of New York and the whole story reminds me a little bit "Maniac"(1980)and "The New York Ripper"(1982).There's plenty of sleaze and tons of nudity(even Melanie Griffith is naked in a couple of scenes!).So if you like Abel Ferrara movies("Ms 45","Driller Killer")check out this vastly underrated film.


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