Combat Shock (1984)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 24

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Directed by: Buddy Giovinazzo
Starring: Rick Giovinazzo (Frankie), Veronica Stork (Cathy)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subs)
Runtime: 01:36:49
Genres: Misery-Depression, Family, Drugs, Military, Body Modification, Domestic Abuse

Plot – Spoilers:
A former American soldier Frankie is scrapping together the remnants of his life following a horrific tour of duty in Vietnam. His wealthy father disowned him when he married a girl of his choice (Cathy) and now he’s broke, about to be evicted from his squalid apartment and is saddled with a mutant baby he feels no connection with.

He roams the derelict streets of Staten Island trying to evade mobsters he owes money to while dealing with junkie-friends and pimps who have no age-restrictions for their prostitutes. As the pressure of finding food and money for his nagging wife back home intensifies, Frankie begins to melt.

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Heidi
Heidi
September 8, 2019 5:58 am

“Scrapping” together the remnants…..? (Sp.)

RedArmageddon
RedArmageddon
June 28, 2020 11:02 pm

This movie is kinda meh >:^/
I kinda like it, but it’s not something I would want to see again (at least not right now).
The pace is sloooow, the characters are alright (I mean, the only one I kinda like was Frankie, but then again, he’s kinda of a loser), it’s not really memorable and kinda boring, I almost felt asleep.
But hey, if you like that kind of movie, go for it, I just wouldn’t recommand. >:^[

A. fern
A. fern
March 28, 2021 5:50 pm

This is such a weird one. it’s not bad, the atmosphere and the absurdity of it was believable and kept me watching, but i wouldn’t say this shit is great. Really good 80s soundtrack tho i might have to sample some of it

kvothe
kvothe
December 24, 2021 10:49 pm

not bad; better than I anticipated; nothing sensational by any means, but still worth a watch if you’re in the mood for something dark, moderately silly and weird.

nooneimportant
nooneimportant
May 8, 2022 7:12 am

decent film, quite good turn at the ending honestly was half expecting that though. overall the pacing feels a bit too slow at times and i wish more emphasis was put on the war storyline and how a mutant could spawn out of a humans snatch.