Synopsis: A gang of neo-fascist thugs, led by the self-proclaimed 'Night Slasher', are breaking into people's homes & cars, then killing them at random. When of of these thugs holds up a food store & takes hostages, Lt. Marian Cobretti - an intense, take-no-prisoners cop, is brought onto the scene to end the hostage-taking. Ranting bizarrely about a 'New World', the man levels a sawed-off shotgun at Cobretti, who hits him with a knife, then guns him down when the man refuses to put down his weapon. Later that night, another murder occurs, attributed to the Night Slasher - and the next day, another one. This one is witnessed by a young woman, Ingrid Knutsen. She drives away before the thugs can kill her, but it isn't long before some creepy-looking people start making attempts on her life - and Cobretti's. Cobretti plans to move the only witness to the blood spree upstate, but with inside information, the thugs follow them. And a battle for survival rages between Cobretti and the thugs...
Director(s): George P. Cosmatos
Production: Warner Home Video
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

In America...

... there's a burglary

every 1 1 seconds... armed robbery

every 65 seconds...

...a violent crime

every 25 seconds...

...a murder every 24 minutes...

...and 250 rapes a day.

Jerry, don't push it together like that.

Will you just let me do it?

You make me sick!

Watch it!

Hey, pal!

Can I help you?

We are willing to talk.

No one wants to hurt you.

Do you understand?

We are willing to talk.

There's no more need for violence.

There's no way out except by talking.

Do you understand?

No one wants to hurt you.

We want to help.

Please, communicate with us.

You can go.

You can go!

You're free!

No one wants to hurt you.

Do you understand?

-Enough of trying to deal with this maniac!

-Get down!

All we need is more time.

We can get control of the situation.

What control?

Call the Cobra.

-How bad is it?

-It's bad.

Any l.D. on the guy?

Just another a**hole who woke up

hating the world. What's happening?

I don't agree with them bringing you

in here. I just want you to know that.

Come on.

Come on!


Get down, you.

Get down there, man.

Shut up!

You get away from her!

Shut up!

I'll kill you, man.

I'll kill them all!

It's the way of the New World.

So where are those TV cameras?

Hey man, I've got a bomb here.

I'll kill them all!

You bring in the TV,

or I'll kill them all.

You understand?

It's the way of the New World!

What are you waiting for?

Let's go!

Come on over here, I'll kill them.

You got that?

You're all trash, anyway.

You all deserve it.


You're a lousy shot.

I don't like lousy shots.

You wasted a kid for nothing.

Now I think it's time to waste you.

Hold it!

Come on, man.

I got a bomb here.

I'll kill her.

I'll blow this place up.

Go ahead.

I don't shop here.

Just relax, amigo.

You want to talk?

We'll talk.

I'm a sucker for good conversation.

I don't want to talk to you.

You bring the television cameras

in here now. Come on, bring it in!

I can't do that.


I don't deal with psychos.

I put them away.

I ain't no psycho, man.

I'm a hero!

You're looking at a f***ing hunter.

I'm a hero of the New World.

You're a disease, and I'm the cure.


Drop it!

Come on.

You okay, man?

You're the one

who killed the maniac?

Did he say why he did it?

ls it related to the Night Slasher?

The Night Slasher's a different case.

People, please!

Let's have a little room!

Was it necessary for it to end

like this? Did he have to die?

Come on, don't listen to this a**hole.

Did you use unnecessary deadly force?

I used everything I had.

Is this a public forum?

We have work to do out here!

We want to know what makes a policeman

a judge and jury. People have rights.

You think a maniac who blew a kid's

heart out should have rights?

No matter what you think, people

are entitled to protection by the law.

You tell that to his family!

All right, the show's over.

Come on, clear this area!

-Move it!

-F*** you!

What's your problem?

What's your problema, ese ?

You touched my car, man.

That's bad for your health.

What is, pinche ?


Clean up your act.

Yeah! You're in trouble, man.

You told him, ese.

Tonight, the man known as

the Night Slasher...

...has struck for the 16th time

in just over a month 's time.

The 22-year-old victim was

mutilated with a sharp instrument...

...and seemed to be just as unlikely

a victim as the other 15.

Not much else is known other than that

the Night Slasher preys upon anyone.

Victims have included businessmen,

Asian immigrants...

... the elderly and, in one case,

a sexually assaulted child.

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