Obsolete Review: Fear City, aka Ripper

Obsolete Review: Fear City, aka Ripper

FEAR CITY is an OK, seedy Abel Ferrara thriller with a glimpse of the real pre-Giuliani NYC, and more than a glimpse of Melanie Griffith’s boobies. It’s a modern take on Jack the Ripper (ever heard of him?), as a psychopathic stalker hunts Times Square strippers. Tom Berenger and Jack Scalia play the Rossis., two brothers running a stripper-placement agency forced to deal with the extinction of their talent. Oh yeah – Berenger’s ex-boxer also killed a guy in the ring once and has some kind of romantic history with Griffith.

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