Fight Four Your Life is an exploitation flick about a group of criminals who bust out of jail, while in transit. Incredibly violent, and on the run, the three men escape to upstate New York where they hide out in the home of a black minister and his family, holding the family hostage. Most of the film takes place in this house, with dialogue between the leader of the criminals, Cane, an incredibly racist man whose disdain for African american's is only matched by his lunacy, and the family, terrified for their lives. This film is sleazy as hell and features quite a few sequences that are pretty hard to watch-the sequence where one of the criminals beats a young boy to death with a rock was particularly disturbing. The f While watching this film I couldn't help but think of comparisons to Larry Cohen's BONE, just in reverse. It's kinda a silly comparison, as this film is far more sleazy and exploitative, not as smart-though it does have it's moments, but quite fun in that outrageous sleazy sorta way. I definitely love how the film ends, essentially becoming a lot smarter even taking a look at the reasons for Cain's hatred from a psychological perspective. While it's arguably too little too late at this point, it does add to the piece. A film that is clearly not for sensitive viewers, though William Sanderson's performance is so outlandish and well done that it's definitely good for a few laughs.
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