THE EXTERMINATOR (1980 U.S.) D/W: JAMES GLICKENHAUS P: MARK BUNTZMAN/LESTER BERMAN
Robert Ginty is a `nam vet turned vigilante in New York City. He uses a flamethrower and a giant meatgrinder to kill gangsters and perverts. Christopher George is the cop trying to figure it out, Samantha Eggar is the nurse girlfriend and Steve James gets killed with a metal claw. It was a major hit on video (for it`s time) and has become a cult favourite, but is not so brilliant. What it does have is good grimy grindhouse atmosphere to burn. With George Cheung, Irwin Keyes and Stan Winston FX. McBAIN was Glickenhaus` better movie covering similar territory. Peter McCurtin wrote a paperback novelization of The Exterminator the same year.

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