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The Exterminator

Director: James Glickenhaus Run Time: 104 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1980

Starring: James Glickenhaus. Starring: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Steve James, Christopher George

This July take a dark dive with The Deuce into the underbelly of America with THE EXTERMINATOR!! Best-buddy soldiers manage to survive ‘Nam – but can they survive being back in “The World” – as in 1979 NYC?? A flamethrower might help… Working-class stiffs get stiffed at every turn by corrupt bosses, piddling politicians, and “Ghetto Ghouls” – until it’s time to turn the table on the tormentors!

James Glickenhaus’s gloomy, doomy, grim exercise in vigilante ulta-violence shows a society soured and starving for saving… a world of gangsters, gutter trash, pedophiles, pushers… “chicken boys” and mom-muggers… where a meat-grinder and mercury-filled bullets make for obvious go-to solutions. With packed Lyric Theatre crowds of the same scuzzes being portrayed on the screen all caterwauling the cruel calamity – as though clamoring for their own due demise… the movie Roger Ebert called “… a small, unclean exercise in shame.” – THE EXTERMINATOR would be a big shame to miss!!