From The Deuce
Also Known As
- Ángel de venganza (Spain)
- L'Ange de la vengeance (France)
- Angel of Vengeance
- L'Angelo della vendetta (Italy)
- Die Frau mit der 45er Magnum (Germany)
- Hämndens ängel (Sweden)
- Kaliber 45 (Poland)
- Koston enkeli (Finland)
- Ms. 45 - O angelos tis vias (Greece)
- Rape Squad (Australia) (video box title)
- Sedução E Vingança (Brazil)
- Crime Will No Longer Roam the Streets.
- It will never happen again!
- She was abused and violated. It will never happen again!
- She's number one...with a bullet.
- No man will ever be safe again.
- Released in 1981
- Running Time: 80 Min.
- Production Co: Navaron Films
- Distribution Co: Rochelle Films (1981) (USA) (theatrical)
Cast and Crew
- Produced by Richard Howorth, Mary Kane, Rochelle Weisberg
- Music by Joe Delia
- Film Editing by Christopher Andrews
- Cinematography by James Lemmo
- Written by Nicholas St. John
- Directed by Abel Ferrara
- Starring Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Helen McGara, Nike Zachmanoglou, Abel Ferrara.
Unlike Thriller: A Cruel Picture where our main character becomes a mute after she's raped, In MS. 45, our main character named Thana (Zoë Lund) already is mute when she's attacked by not one, but two rapists in one day! (The first rapist is played by director Abel Ferrara, by the way) Thana ends up killing her home-invasion rapist with an iron, but rather than involving the police in the matter, she ends up dealing with the situation personally. This involves Thana to dismember the body and dump the severed pieces of the body in various trash bags all around her New York settings. Still retaining her job as a seamstress, Thana still has to deal with continuous encounters of men trying to pick up on her. Not willing to have MORE assaults that have already happened to her life, Thana now packs a .45 (Along with PLENTY of ammunition as you'll see) and will make sure that any man who lays a hand on a woman will be his last. So while there's a revenge motive of being a "Street protector" for women, the line gets blurred very fast and Thana just ends up blowing away ANY man that she's alone with. It becomes an obsession. It becomes dangerous. And by the end of the movie, she's reduced to becoming a homicidal maniac. Was this the result of never being able to find that first rapist in order to become vindicated? At least that's the impression I got.
As you see, there's very little story to talk about here. So I guess what I'm left to talk about is that the production value of this movie has shot way up after Ferrara's previous Driller Killer as there's very nice, stark photography and good use of editing (Involving hallucination scenes which still give me the creeps). So while there are differences involving film techniques between the two nearly identical movies involving a drill and a handgun, the stories are almost the same and I would have at least perferred an amibiguous ending to MS. 45 the way DRILLER KILLER did.
Reviewed by Laydback - 2/16/08