Fear City
Fear City (1984)

When the female strippers at Matt Rossi's (Tom Berenger) club begin to turn up dead, he enlists the aid of his ex-girlfriend (Melanie Griffith) and a local cop (Billy Dee Williams) in an attempt to catch the killer.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

... there's something genuinely nauseating about the way "Fear City" traffics in women's bodies, alive and dead.

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Clint Morris

A city that comes alive with vibrant performances and engaging characters

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ferrara lets his presence be known by lingering on the more gruesome moments, when lesser directors would shy away.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hit-or-miss cult director Abel Ferrara missed by a city mile on this one.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Has a bitterness and cynicism that's grimily, perversely romantic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Highlighted in the book "Bad Movies We Love" which is just the place for it and an apt description.Super cheesy mid 80's crime drama played… More
Christopher Brown
Ferrara sleaze, plain and simple, but what great sleaze it is! Two co-owners of a strip bar decide to hunt down a serial killer who's been offing their… More
Dean McKenna
Above average thriller about a psychopath killing prostitutes in New York City. Some good performances and action sequences still can't save this one.
Daniel Dolgin
Thriller Fear City follows a psychopathic Grim Reaper killing strippers, and a stripper manager hunting him down. Both the protagonist and the antagonist have… More