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The Exterminator (1980)

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The ExterminatorRelease Date: September 10, 1980Written & Directed by James GlickenhausProducer: Mark BuntzmanStarring: Robert Ginty, Christopher George, Steve James, & Samantha EggarIMDb Rating: 5.7/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: Critic – 38%, Audience – 40%
Notes: August is the Dog Days of Summer month here at MovieMania. I'm covering movies that Siskel & Ebert once deemed as dogs. The first one is a movie they called a rip-off of Death Wish. They also said it was an example of the descent into gruesome savagery. It's The Exterminator. It stars Robert Ginty (The Paper Chase and Warrior of the Lost World) and Steve James (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and American Ninja). It also includes Christopher George (El Dorado and Midway) and Samantha Eggar (The Phantom and The Astronaut's Wife). James Glickenhaus wrote and directed this movie. He also wrote such great films as McBain. (I'm talking about the Chris…

Samurai Cop (1991)

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(All screen captures are the property of Hollywood Royal Pictures, Cinema Epoch, and Guilty Pleasures.)Samurai CopRelease Date: November 30, 1991Written & Directed by Amir ShervanStarring: Matt Hannon (Matthew Karedas), Mark Frazer, and Robert Z'DarIMDb Rating: 4.6/10Rotten Tomatoes Scores: Audience – 47%, Critic – N/ANotes: Samurai Cop falls into that category of movies so bad they are good. I first heard of it from Red Letter Media. I also watched OSW Review's video about this movie. Then, I watched it as part of a movie-riffing group on Twitter. (I'll give more information about that after the review.) Amir Shervan wrote and directed Samurai Cop. He also made cinematic masterpieces like Killing American Style. Amir hired the lead actors almost on the spot and told them little about their characters. Neither Shervan nor Hannon knew martial arts. Actor Gerald Okamura did all the fight choreography. He also stars in the movie as—Okamura. (Is he playing himself?) Hannon…