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 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Always loved these films. In a world where the powers at be can't protect the average good citizen we must protect ourselves against all the evil that is out there. Do you have a favorite film or scene in this genre. A genre that can come from many other types of genres, crime, action horror Scifi, etc etc.

 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Victims, Ar'nt we all.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Pushes boundaries . . . idealised retribution . . . controversial . . . all satisfyingly 'yes.'

But not a realistic proposal in the real world. Most people are not strong enough. That is for the law.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Paul Kersey. The first two death wish films, before Charlie started shooting the rock steady crew on motorbikes!!

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

DEATH WISH seemed to break new ground. What distinguishes a "vigilante" film from a "revenge" film? I'd say that a "vigilante" film is one where the protagonist seeks revenge not only on the specific individuals (or group of individuals) that wronged him, but on random criminals as well. DEATH WISH seemed to be the first film I can recall in which the protagonist never meted out justice to the specific individuals that wronged him. The "revenge" was ALL against random criminals.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   serifiot   (Member)

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)


OK, I have no idea why I suddenly am unable to post youtube links, but here is the direct link:

 Posted:   Dec 15, 2013 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Probably the most powerful vigilantes scene I know of is in THE OKLAHOMA KID. Cagney's Dad (played by Hugh Sothern) is lynched by a vigilante mob incited by bad man Bogie. It was Curtiz at his best and a frightfully shocking sequence. I haven't run the picture in a while but I think Steiner abstained from scoring this sequence.

 Posted:   Dec 15, 2013 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The Cowboys (John Wayne)...although admittedly more revenge, so...

The Crow (already mentioned above)

 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   soundtracksi   (Member)

as above The Crow, Death wish

Rolling Thunder 1977 always pushed the point to name 3 of many

 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

"The Incident at Owl Creek Bridge"

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" -- Episode: "Revenge"


 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)


A group of young policemen take it upon themselves to deal with criminals who slip through the cracks of our justice system.

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