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      Night of the Juggler

      R 1980 1h 41m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 68% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An ex-policeman (James Brolin) hunts a twisted racist (Cliff Gorman) who has abducted his daughter (Abby Bluestone) in New York. Read More Read Less

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      Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ‘…a sweaty, sleazy, no holds barred thriller… Rated: 3/5 Nov 30, 2023 Full Review Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com A rough and gripping action-thriller about an ordinary man's desperate search to find his kidnapped little girl. Gritty with a capital G, and makes late '70 New York City seem like hell on earth. Rated: 8/10 Feb 17, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Joe T Suspenseful thriller Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/11/22 Full Review delysid d this movie could be great, but it just looks like shit Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/19/21 Full Review Audience Member The whole film is just an extended chase scene. The first one is indeed an all-timer. Gritty, fast-paced, and a lot of fun. Truly criminal that this hasn't been released on DVD or Blu-Ray. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Showing New York at its most scuzzy This thriller has yet to see a proper blu ray release. James Brolin pits his wits against Cliff Gormans demented kidnapper. Great stuff if you want to see New York before it was cleaned up and as a thriller it packs a mean punch Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/20 Full Review Audience Member We're off to a flying start. This lurid slice of exploitation truly delivers. It's fast, frantic and batshit crazy! A young girl thought to be the daughter of a very prominent and stinking rich businessman is kidnapped for a $1m ransom. But the wrong girl is snatched and her father is James Brolin. Bad move. This really is one of the great New York movies with the city being portrayed as it really was in 1980- down at heel, dangerous and jam packed full of 'characters'. Witness the scenes that take place on 42nd Street. The Deuce has never looked so wild and utterly alluring. The scene in the strip joint is worth the price of admission alone. Brolin is at his Amityville Horror best resplendent with the same long hair and beard as in that previous movie. His performance is kinetic, untamed and unpredictable to say the least. The kidnapper is played by Cliff Gorman and is just as off-kilter and feral. You want to see what a great actor Gorman was? Compare his portrayal here to his turn in William Friedkin's masterpiece The Boys In The Band. A brilliant and very underrated actor. This movie is as grimy and wired as the city it takes place in at that timepoint. And I loved every part of it. Now, can we have a Blu ray release please? Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I was finally able to track this one down via YouTUbe, and I have to say that it was well worth the wait, but I wish there was a legit release of this one, as the dark scenes are all but lost in the murky VHS rip or whatever the source was for the YouTube version. James Brolin goes apeshit in his search for his kidnapped daughter, tearing NYC apart to find her, and it's pretty amazing. Recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An ex-policeman (James Brolin) hunts a twisted racist (Cliff Gorman) who has abducted his daughter (Abby Bluestone) in New York.
      Director
      Robert Butler
      Producer
      Jay Weston
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 41m