GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery CinematographyJames Lemmo WriterNicholas St. John LanguageEnglish
Release dateJuly 18, 1984 (1984-07-18) (France)
February 16, 1985 (1985-02-16) (U.S.) CastTom Berenger (Matt Rossi), Billy Dee Williams (Al Wheeler), Jack Scalia (Nicky Parzeno), Melanie Griffith (Loretta), Rossano Brazzi (Carmine), Rae Dawn Chong (Leila) Similar moviesOcean's Eleven, The Ice Harvest, Magic Mike XXL, Looper, Stripped Naked, Zero in and Scream
TaglineNo showgirl is safe on the streets of... Fear City.
Fear City is a 1984 American action-thriller directed by Abel Ferrara. The lead roles are played by Billy Dee Williams and Tom Berenger.
In 2012 the film was released on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory.
Fear city trailer 1984
A serial killer who is an expert at martial arts is preying on strippers in Manhattan's Times Square. Night after night, he visits smoky strip clubs, waiting for his victims. The owners of the largest company of strippers in the city are Matt Rossi (Berenger) and Nicky Parzeno (Scalia). Rossi is a retired boxer who retired after having killed an opponent in the ring. He is now seeing their whole business under threat, at the same time as he fears that the woman he loves might be the next victim.
Tom Berenger as Matt Rossi
Billy Dee Williams as Al Wheeler
Jack Scalia as Nicky Parzeno
Melanie Griffith as Loretta
Rossano Brazzi as Carmine
Rae Dawn Chong as Leila
John Foster as Pazzo
Neil Clifford as The Karate-Killer
María Conchita Alonso as Silver (as Maria Conchita)