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Fear City

Year:
Duration:
96 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
5.5
Director:
Abel Ferrara
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1984-07-18
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Billy Dee Williams
Al Wheeler
Jack Scalia
Nicky Parzeno
Melanie Griffith
Loretta
Rossano Brazzi
Carmine
Rae Dawn Chong
Leila
Joe Santos
Frank
Michael V. Gazzo
Mike
Jan Murray
Goldstein
Daniel Faraldo
Sanchez
Ola Ray
Honey
John Foster
Pazzo
Emilia Crow
Bibi (as Emilia Lesniak)
Nina Jones
Dixie
Frank Ronzio
Harry
Juan Fernández
Jorge
Jim Boeke
Architect
Vinny Argiro
Bruno
Carl Strano
Priest
Ben Kronen
Club Announcer
Madison Mason
Leila's Doctor
Bill Henderson
Nicky's Doctor
Victor Rivers
Jimmy
Joe Palese
Tony
Joe Shea
Salvi
Bob Yothers
Sergeant
John Roselius
Rossi's Manager
Tracy Griffith
Sandra Cook
Lori Eastside
Goldy's Girl
Sharon Anton
Frank's Girlfriend
Barbara Andrews
Waitress
Jim Brewer
Jack Donnely (as James Brewer)
Álvaro López
Rio's Manager
Eddie Ruffalo
Cornerman
Joy Michael
Metropole Dancer #1
Linda Lee
Metropole Dancer #2
Peter Mele
Hitman #1
Robert Miano
Hitman #2
Raphael Berko
Hitman #3
Frank Sivero
Mobster #2
Brent Jennings
Hawker #1
William Kennedy
Hawker #2
Robert Giarratano
Customer #1
Peter Gumeny
Customer #2
Justin De Rosa
Policeman #1
Adrian McKnight
Policeman #2
John Barons
Policeman #3
Kendall Carly Browne
Nurse #1
Nancy Mott
Nurse #2
Christine Greenberg
Medical Technician
Tricia Brown
Dancer (uncredited)
John Del Rico
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Helen Kelly
Girl at the Club (uncredited)
Annabelle Larsen
Dancer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The name of the killer featured in the film was never revealed, nor is the actor who played him during the end credits of the film.
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The film was originally made by 20th Century-Fox, but they decided that it had too much nudity, sex, violence and drug references for them, so they sold it to the independent Aquarius Releasing.
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The film was drastically reedited before it's release because of the MPAA's ratings board strict guidelines on graphic violence, language and nudity at that point in time. Which are noticeable due to the film's many jump cuts in handful of scenes specifically most of the attacks on the strippers by the unnamed killer for example. Ultimately it caused Twentieth Century-Fox to sell of the film to an independent distributor for a theatrical release.
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Quotes
Al Wheeler: [as Rossi drives off] There's nothing I hate more than guineas in Cadillacs.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
A
For the R-Rated version the sexual tone of the movie was eased. Several shots depicting the lesbianism of the strippers as well as some stripping scenes have been removed or alternate material was used. Apart from modifications due to censorship, either of the versions contains some plot scenes missing in the other version. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger Maria Conchita Alonso Janet Julian Antony Ponzini