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In New York City, a psycho killer is stalking and randomly slashing and killing strippers working in various nightclubs. Matt Rossi is a former boxer trying to escape his past whom is currently employed at a talent agency which caters exotic dancers to the mafia-controlled strip clubs all over Manhattan.
Matt and his business partner, Nicky, are relentlessly dogged by Al Wheeler, a persistent police detective on the case of the murdered strippers, and hoping to find something to nail both Matt and Nicky on. Matt is trying to reconcile with his former flame, Loretta, whom also works as a dancer and has a off-again, on-again drug problem. With the police constantly hounding them, and under pressure from his mob boss and other bosses to do something, Matt must somehow face his inner demons to find the killer before he strikes again.
Fear City is a 1984 American action-thriller directed by Abel Ferrara. The lead roles are played by Billy Dee Williams and Tom Berenger. Other players are Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong and Joe Santos, Maria Conchita Alonso. In 2012 the film was released on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory.
Fear City (1985)
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Melanie Griffith, Rossano Brazzi, Rae Dawn Chong, Joe Santos, Maria Conchita Alonso
Screenplay by: Nicholas St. John
Production Design by: Vincent M. Cresciman
Cinematography by: James Lemmo
Film Editing by: Jack W. Holmes, Anthony Redman
Costume Design by: Linda M. Bass
Set Decoration by: Cricket Rowland
Music by: Dick Halligan
Distributed by: Aquarius Releasing
Release Date: February 16, 1985