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      Exterminator 2

      R 1984 1h 29m Action List
      0% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 31% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A vigilante (Robert Ginty) retrofits a garbage truck with armor and machine guns for wiping out street punks. Read More Read Less

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      John Higgins Starburst Exterminator 2 is a more action-based affair and does have sufficient stock to satisfy fans of the original. Rated: 6/10 Oct 4, 2017 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Bottom-of-the-barrel exploitation trash. Dreadful on every level. Rated: 2/10 Aug 4, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum Every single one of these sucked. Rated: 0/5 Nov 28, 2003 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film Rated: 1.5/5 Sep 14, 1984 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Britt F Classic 80's B action movie. So bad it's kind of good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Mark Buntzman produced Suicide Cult and the first Exterminator before taking on the directing and writing duties for this film, which was completed by William Sachs, who in addition to making The Force Beyond, The Incredible Melting Man, Van Nuys Blvd. and Galaxina has been a major fixer of movies, starting with Joe. The credit may say "Additional Scenes Directed by William Sachs," but the truth is that once Cannon saw a rough cut of footage shot by Buntzman, who was already behind schedule and over budget, they asked Sachs to rescue the film, which didn't even have enough footage to complete the usual short Cannon running time. The problem? Start Robert Ginty wasn't available. And Cannon wouldn't pay for any more NYC location shoots, so it had to be done in LA. Sachs' genius was in finding the scene of Ginty putting on a welding helmet and using that scene to reinvent the character as a somewhat masked vigilante, allowing him to shoot new footage without the actor. That said, Cannon did pay for the garbage truck to be driven from New York to the new set, as Los Angeles garbage trucks just aren't the same. As for the movie itself, it's all about the escalating war between John Eastland (Ginty) and X (Van Peebles), one of whom wants to save the city from crime — and romance a dancer (Deborah Geffner) — and the other wanting to make money by controlling its crime. So while Eastland drives a truck and doles out vigilante justice, X and his gang dress like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie, which maybe this is what with scenes of women being beaten with baseball bats and criminals being roasted with flamethrowers. So if Eastland kills X's brother, X will murder not only his lover, but also his best friend Be Gee (Frankie Faison), which all leads to a battle in an industrial parking that was literally shooting right next to The Terminator. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I think this movie is underrated and deserves more respect also Mario Van Peebles is a great villain in this and its his best movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Another trashy vigilante movie, but it's a total blast. There's some great over the top villains, some really impressive action and some burn sequences I'm baffled at how they even pulled off. This is great B-Movie fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/03/20 Full Review Audience Member Is a great movie surrounded by darkest criminal corners and myths about New York, A must see for furter people that heard something about that filmography time when they portrayed the grindhouse is like a classic, Rated R in 1990s! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review matthew b The Equalizer just trembled. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A vigilante (Robert Ginty) retrofits a garbage truck with armor and machine guns for wiping out street punks.
      Mark Buntzman
      Mark Buntzman, William Sachs
      Mark Buntzman, William Sachs
      Production Co
      The Cannon Group
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 19, 2013
      1h 29m