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Defiance (1980)

PG
103 min | Action, Drama, Crime

Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York City neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman, and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. ...See moreTommy takes up temporary housing in a New York City neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman, and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is battling the Souls and not only changing their attitudes, but the attitudes of his previously intimidated neighbors as well. Written by Ørnås See less
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Director
Writers
Thomas Michael Donnelly (screenplay) (story) | Mark Tulin (story)
Producers
Jerry Bruckheimer | William S. Gilmore (as William S. Gilmore Jr.)
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Updated Mar 14, 1980

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Mar 14, 1980 (United States)

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Jan-Michael Vincent
Tommy (as Jan Michael Vincent) Tommy (as Jan Michael Vincent)   See fewer
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Danny Aiello
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Ismael 'East' Carlo
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Tom Reese
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Victor Mendez
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6.3 / 10 | 846 votes