Defiance (1980 film)
|Directed by||John Flynn|
|Produced by||Jerry Bruckheimer
William S. Gilmore
Robert J. Wunsch
|Written by||Thomas Michael Donnelly
|Music by||Dominic Frontiere
|Edited by||David Finfer|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 14, 1980|
|Running time||103 minutes|
The film, an early Jerry Bruckheimer production, follows a suspended young seaman (Jan-Michael Vincent) who takes up temporary housing in a neighborhood overrun by a gang while waiting for his next orders to ship out. The gang is in dominating control, stealing and robbing at will. No one will press charges due to fear of retribution, so he takes matters into his own hands to combat the growing violence, spurring his fellow neighbors to join him.
The film was unsuccessful upon release, both with critics and the public, though it was shown often on cable movie channels (such as HBO) in the early '80s.
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