Self Defense (film)

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Self Defense
Self Defense FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Paul Donovan
Maura O'Connell
Produced by Paul Donovan
Written by Paul Donovan
Starring Tom Nardini
Brenda Bazinet
Music by Peter Jermyn
Drew King
Cinematography Les Krizsan
Edited by Ian McBride
Salter Street Films International
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date
Country Canada
Language English

Self Defense (also known as Siege) is a 1983 action-thriller-film directed by Paul Donovan and starring Tom Nardini, Brenda Bazinet, Darel Haeny and Terry-David Després.


A fascist group who call themselves New Order want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax, Nova Scotia are on strike. They try to scare all of the homosexuals in a bar, but by accident the owner of the establishment is killed, and the leader of the bullies then decides to execute all witnesses. One guy, though, escapes and takes refuge in an isolated block of flats. The young tenants in the house refuse to hand over the survivor, and the bullies then decide to get rid of all the residents in the house. This turns out to be not so easy when the young people in the house barricade their apartments and set up traps and arm themselves in order to fight back.



TV Guide said "the film is reminiscent of Assault on Precinct 13, though it is not quite as effective."[1] Canuxploitation called it “an unheralded landmark of Canadian B-film.”


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