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FULL SYNOPSIS

Ex-football player Carl Weathers stars in this violent action film as Detroit policeman Jericho Jackson. The dedicated but brutal cop is plunged into nefarious doings concerning a crooked industrialist (Craig T. Nelson) and his drug-addicted girlfriend (pop-singer Vanity), breaking many people's bones before solving the case. Sharon Stone stands out in a cast of genre veterans including Nicholas Worth, Sonny Landham, and Robert Davi. Heavy on the sex and violence, this film harkens back to the glory days of 1970s blaxploitation, but is a bit too mean-spirited to be as much fun. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

  • Release date:February 12, 1988

Cast

Carl Weathers
as Jericho "Action" Jackson
Craig T. Nelson
as Peter Dellaplane
Vanity
as Sydney Ash
Sharon Stone
as Patricia Dellaplane
Thomas F. Wilson
as Officer Kornblau
Bill Duke
as Capt. Armbruster
Robert Davi
as Tony Moretti
Jack Thibeau
as Detective Kotterwell
Nicholas Worth
as Cartier
Sonny Landham
as Mr. Quick
Christopher Broughton
as Pickpocket
Alonzo Brown, Jr.
as Big Lady With Purse
Susan Lentini
as VW Driver
Al Leong
as Dellaplane's Chauffeur
Perry Lopez
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as 1st Poolroom Thug
Karen Rea
Roger Aaron Brown
as Officer Lack
Stan Foster
as Albert
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Secretary
Ed O'Ross
as Stringer
Bob Minor
as Gamble
Dennis Hayden
as Shaker
Brian Libby
as Martin
David Efron
as Birch
Diana James
as Hooker
Matt Landers
as 1st Desk Sergeant
Thomas Wagner
as 2nd Desk Sergeant
Preston Hanson
as Master of Ceremonies
Ivor Barry
as Stuffy Old Guy
John Lyons
as Yacht Guard #1
Glenn Wilder
as Yacht Guard #2
Michael McManus
as Grantham
De'Voreaux White
as Clovis
Melissa Prophet
as Newscaster
Prince Hughes
as Ed
Jim Haynie
as Morty Morton
Edgar Small
as Raymond Foss
James Lew
as Martial Arts Instructor
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Kid Sable
Charles Meshack
as Poolroom Bartender
Branscombe Richmond
as Poolroom Thug #2
Armelia McQueen
as Dee
Frank McCarthy
as Oliver O'Rooney
Ronnie Carol
as Party Guest
Richard L. Duran
as 3rd Poolroom Thug
John Lyons
as Yacht Guard #1
Glenn Wilder
as Yacht Guard #2
David Efron
as Birch
Ronnie Carol
as Party Guest
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Kid Sable
Christopher Broughton
as Pickpocket
Edgar Small
as Raymond Foss
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Secretary
De'Voreaux White
as Clovis
Diana James
as Hooker
Jim Haynie
as Morty Morton
Melissa Prophet
as Newscaster
Susan Lentini
as VW Driver
Ed O'Ross
as Stringer
Prince Hughes
as Ed
Dennis Hayden
as Shaker
Michael McManus
as Grantham
Ivor Barry
as Stuffy Old Guy
Al Leong
as Dellaplane's Chauffeur
Stan Foster
as Albert
Frank McCarthy
as Oliver O'Rooney
Armelia McQueen
as Dee
Charles Meshack
as Poolroom Bartender
Preston Hanson
as Master of Ceremonies
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as 1st Poolroom Thug
Bob Minor
as Gamble
James Lew
as Martial Arts Instructor
Brian Libby
as Martin
Branscombe Richmond
as Poolroom Thug #2
Thomas Wagner
as 2nd Desk Sergeant
Alonzo Brown, Jr.
as Big Lady With Purse
Matt Landers
as 1st Desk Sergeant
Roger Aaron Brown
as Officer Lack

Crew

Craig R. Baxley
Director
Robert Solo
Producer
Joel Silver
Producer
Craig R. Baxley
Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti
Cinematographer
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Featured Music
Jerry Allison
Songwriter
Randy Muller
Songwriter
Norman Petty
Featured Music
Teresa Laws
Songwriter
Herbie Hancock
Composer (Music Score)
Arlester Christian
Featured Music
Autry de Walt
Songwriter
Kathy Sledge
Songwriter
Bernadette Cooper
Songwriter
Kenny Gamble
Songwriter
Vanity
Songwriter
Jackie Krost
Musical Direction/Supervision
Leon Huff
Songwriter
Buddy Holly
Featured Music
Kim Cage
Songwriter
Lemel Humes
Songwriter
Mark Helfrich
Editor
Steve Perry
Associate Producer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Benjamin Rosenberg
First Assistant Director
Jophery Brown
Stunts
Paula Abdul
Choreography
Karen Rea
Casting
Scott Eddo
Makeup
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