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BARE KNUCKLES

title: BARE KNUCKLES
year: 1977
cast: Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson, John Daniels, Gloria Hendry, Michael Heit
rating: ***

One of those cheapie films you can't believe you actually enjoyed. Centers on a rogue bounty hunter after a masked kung fu artist who, while hissing like a cat, murders women by night. Robert Viharo, resembling a criminal in a TV cop drama, makes for a decent tough guy hero. Gloria Hendry is a put-upon witness and Sherry Jackson, as Viharo's girl, is a lovely and effective damsel in distress. And the killer (pictured above), who resembles a nerdy accountant... and like most cinematic psychos, has intense mother issues... although very miscast and not much of an actor, adds to the overall low-budget charm.
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