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Street Justice is a 1987 American action film directed by Richard C. Sarafian.

Street Justice
Directed byRichard C. Sarafian
Produced by
  • Michael Masciarelli
  • David Witz
Written byJames J. Docherty
Music by
CinematographyRoland "Ozzie" Smith
Edited byMark Lee Goldberg
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • June 1, 1987 (1987-06-01)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

The plot involves CIA agent Curt Flynn (Michael Ontkean) who narrowly avoids death in a bombing, escapes from imprisonment by the Soviets, and returns to his New Jersey hometown. There he attempts to protect his wife Catherine (Joanna Kerns) from a corrupt family which controls the town.[1][2]

Despite being set in New Jersey, the bulk of filming took place in Toronto.[3]

Street Justice was Dukes of Hazzard star Catherine Bach's debut as a lead in a feature film.[4]


Actor Role
Michael Ontkean Curt Flynn
Joanna Kerns Catherine Watson
Catherine Bach Tamarra
J. D. Cannon Dante
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Chandler
Richard Cox Sam Chandler
Sandee Currie Mandy
David B. Nichols Ed Watson
William Windom Father Burke
Alan Scarfe Eugene Powers


Street Justice received negative reviews. TV Guide criticized the film's script as "clumsy" and "loaded with lackluster dialog and stock characters."[1] Leonard Maltin called it "slow, unconvincing, and instantly forgettable."[2]


  1. ^ a b "Street Justice". TV Guide. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Maltin, Leonard (September 3, 2013). Leonard Maltin's 2014 Movie Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9781101609552. Retrieved August 13, 2017 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Masciarelli, Michael (August 19, 2016). "Blue Monkey". In Borseti, Francesco (ed.). It Came from the 80s!. McFarland. p. 22. ISBN 9781476625638. Retrieved August 13, 2017 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Rourke, Mary (January 10, 1988). "Sheer Folly: Catherine Bach Gets a Kick From Decorative Leg Wear". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

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