- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: A one man army. A new kind of soldier in a new kind of war.
- Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
- Release Date: 1980-09-10
- Runtime: 101.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: Not Available
- Production Companies: AVCO Embassy Pictures, Interstar
Cast & Crew
Robert Ginty, Christopher George, Samantha Eggar, Steve James, Tony DiBenedetto, Dick Boccelli, Patrick Farrelly, Michele Harrell, David Lipman, Tom Everett, Ned Eisenberg, Irwin Keyes, Cindy Wilks, Dennis Boutsikaris, Mark Buntzman, Tony Munafo, Judy Licht, George Cheung, Roger Grimsby, Stan Getz, Louis Edmonds, Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The Exterminator”
The Exterminator is a 1980 action thriller starring Robert Ginty and Steve James. The movie follows John Eastland, a Vietnam War veteran who, after witnessing his best friend’s brutal murder by a gang of thugs, takes it upon himself to rid the streets of New York City of crime.
After returning home from Vietnam, Eastland finds himself struggling to adjust to civilian life. He finds solace in the company of his best friend Michael Jefferson, who is also a veteran. One night, while out on the town, Eastland and Jefferson are brutally attacked by a group of thugs. In the ensuing fight, Jefferson is killed and Eastland is left with a deep sense of guilt and anger.
Fueled by his rage, Eastland takes it upon himself to clean up the streets of New York City. He begins to hunt down those responsible for his friend’s death and exacts revenge on them. He also begins to target criminals in general, brutally punishing anyone who dares to commit a crime in his presence.
As Eastland’s one-man war against crime intensifies, the police and the media begin to take notice. Soon, he is dubbed “The Exterminator” and becomes a folk hero to the people of New York City. However, as his fame grows, so too does the attention of the police.
Eastland must now find a way to evade capture and continue his mission of justice. With the help of his
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