Fear City (1984)

Fear City (1984, USA) C-95m. ** D: Abel Ferrara. Starring Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Santos, Maria Conchita Alonso. Dark, unrelenting thriller set in the New York underworld of drugs and prostitution. Berenger plays a troubled ex-boxer, whose girlfriend Griffith, a stripper, may be targeted by a psychopath that carves up her colleagues. Not exactly a rewarding experience, but Ferrara cultists may find this a must for their collection. Alternative titles: BORDER, RIPPER.


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