Director: William Lustig Run Time: 90 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Robert Forster
This April, THE DEUCE visits the Cine 42, where William Lustig’s VIGILANTE opened on March 4, 1983!
Plus: Prizes and surprises, drink special at the after-party, and music by DJ BONES! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe! PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: DIRECTOR BILL LUSTIG and WRITER RICHARD VETERE!
This gun is my judge, my jury… and my executioner! After local gang members invade his home, stabbing his wife and killing his young son, fed-up factory worker Robert Forster (along with the help of buddies Fred Williamson, Rutanya Alda, and Woody Strode) takes matters into his own, vengeful hands. William Lustig’s explosive second feature evokes the real-life red-bereted Guardian Angels, who protected their fellow New Yorkers from street thugs and corrupto-cops alike.
A white-knucklin’ thrill-ride through the grimy New York of the early 80s, with memorable moments in Nitehawk nabe Williamsburg (including an unforgettable chase sequence in an abandoned, graffiti’d McCarren Park), Vigilante burst onto the Cine 42 screen in March of 1983… and soon played across the Deuce at the Rialto for over a year… on a double bill with E.T.!