Fight for Your Life
Director: Robert Endelson Run Time: 82 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1977
Starring: Robert Judd, William Sanderson, Yvonne Ross
THE DEUCE teams up once again with 42nd Street expert and exploitation extraordinaire ‘Uncle Bill’ Lustig for a screening of his fave freak-out FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE!
Plus: Prizes and surprises, Bronx Brewery Pale Ale at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
“Why, you poor white trash! If it wasn’t for that gun, you’d be a yellow-streaked bum!”
William Sanderson (of Newhart fame) takes his film-debut turn as a hate-filled redneck prison escapee who, along with Mexican and Asian sidekicks, home-invade prominent African-American minister Robert Judd and family… Racist epithets abound before the tables are finally, brutally turned…
Denied a British theatrical release in 1981, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE was released the following year on video, allowing the UK public brief access to the flick before it wound up on the ‘video nasties’ list and was outlawed – notably, for being the only title to appear on the list due to offensive language… Considered by critics as an “outrageous sleazefest” and “amazingly racist,” FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE will be presented by filmmaker Bill Lustig, who returns to THE DEUCE for year number two as our special guest curator!
Complimentary drinks at the after-party courtesy of Bronx Brewery.
Part of Nitehawk Cinema’s THE DEUCE signature series.