Fight for your life is highly offensive in its use of racism towards african americans and at times extremely difficult to watch . Three escaped convicts hold middle class minister Ted Turner and his family hostage at gun point and proceed to taunt and degrade. The dialogue is filled with inflammatory racist remarks that are very unsettling. I myself am a fan of racial humor, but many of the remarks in this film far transcend the limits of humor or decency. A good part of the film is dedicated to the torment of this poor family and it isn’t until the convicts sexually assault and rape, Ted Turner’s daughter that the family decides to revolt against their captors. This film is a prime an example of exploitation filmmaking in it’s finest form guaranteed to be enjoyed by girndhouse era film junkies.
Directed By: Robert A. Endelson Written By: Straw Weisman