The Horseman (18)

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A grieving father discovers that the drugs that killed his daughter were given to her during the shooting of a low-budget porn video, and sets out to wreak vengeance on the men involved, befriending a pregnant teenager along the way.

Steven Kastrissios evidently wanted this to be a tender, meaningful drama as well as a piece of vicious torture-porn, and thanks largely to Peter Marshall's agonised central performance he almost pulls it off. But, in the end, good intentions are overwhelmed by repetitive nastiness – you've seen one man beaten about the face with a crowbar, you've seen 'em all.

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