Vigilante (1982)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

Vigilante (1982) Poster

When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a New York City factory worker turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.




  • Robert Forster and Fred Williamson in Vigilante (1982)
  • Vigilante (1982)
  • Joe Spinell in Vigilante (1982)
  • Woody Strode in Vigilante (1982)
  • Rutanya Alda in Vigilante (1982)
  • Don Blakely in Vigilante (1982)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

5 July 2008 | The-Mighty-Vindicator
| A moving & motivational film with No Loose Ends
A rough, raw film with The Best opening scene/speech of all films I have seen. You gotta see it. Fred (with a manly beard) Williamson rebuking and motivating the apathetic and down-trodden souls. Man with a vision - a man of action.

The things I like about this movie are the raw realism - one can identify with the pain and suffering and initial reluctance on the part of the lead actor to join with the visionary vigilantes - until something happens to them personally.

The corruption and unrighteous judgments in the court system are legendary and this facet of life in America is not left out - to this film's credit and a rebuke to so many other movies that leave loose ends hanging around to do more damage.

A classic vigilante movie, actually better than Death Wish I think. Add it to your collection.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Hit List

    Hit List

  • Maniac Cop

    Maniac Cop

  • The Exterminator

    The Exterminator

  • Maniac Cop 2

    Maniac Cop 2

  • Maniac


  • Blastfighter


  • Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam

  • Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

    Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

  • Relentless


  • Exterminator 2

    Exterminator 2

  • Conducting Dario Argento's 'Opera'

    Conducting Dario Argento's 'Opera'

  • Class of 1984

    Class of 1984


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Crime | Thriller

Why Ralph Macchio Finally Agreed to 'Karate Kid' Reboot

The star of "Cobra Kai" shares why he joined this reboot of The Karate Kid, and how they maintain the essence of Mr. Miyagi and the original film 35 years after its debut.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on