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Vigilante (1983)

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Commentary 1: Director William Lustig and actors Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, and Frank Pesce Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on March 20th, 2013:Find all reviews by frankasu03
Classic Lustig as Bill dominates this track, with all manner of inside "juice" about the making of "Vigilante." Really plays out like a guide to becoming your own "renegade" filmmaker. Fresh off of his debut, "Maniac," director Lustig wanted to pay homage to his favorite Italian western directors by bringing the western genre to the mean streets of the Big Apple. Great stories abound; from skirting SAG regulations, filming stunts and chases without permits, and where his film stands amongst the "revenge" films of the era. Surprisingly, it's Pesce who stands out among the participating actors, as his stories are so vividly recalled, and with many comic highlights. However, Fred "The Hammer" steals the show with his all-time "bad Mo-Fo" story about retrieving his stolen Super Bowl ring in Harlem. Fantastic track. Note- this track was ported from an earlier Laserdisc track, and the commentary audio is about 2 seconds ahead of the video. Odd enough, but still worth a listen. 9/10