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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
Susan Lentini
as VW Driver
Ivor Barry
as Stuffy Old Guy
Jim Haynie
as Morty Morton
Matt Landers
as 1st Desk Sergeant
Melissa Prophet
as Newscaster
Armelia McQueen
as Dee
Preston Hanson
as Master of Ceremonies
Ronnie Carol
as Party Guest
John Lyons
as Yacht Guard #1
James Lew
as Martial Arts Instructor
Bob Minor
as Gamble
Frank McCarthy
as Oliver O'Rooney
Karen Rea
Branscombe Richmond
as Poolroom Thug #2
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Secretary
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as 1st Poolroom Thug
Thomas Wagner
as 2nd Desk Sergeant
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Kid Sable
Roger Aaron Brown
as Officer Lack
Prince Hughes
as Ed
Richard L. Duran
as 3rd Poolroom Thug
Perry Lopez
Michael McManus
as Grantham
Stan Foster
as Albert
Alonzo Brown, Jr.
as Big Lady With Purse
Charles Meshack
as Poolroom Bartender
Brian Libby
as Martin
Al Leong
as Dellaplane's Chauffeur
Christopher Broughton
as Pickpocket
David Efron
as Birch
Dennis Hayden
as Shaker
De'Voreaux White
as Clovis
Diana James
as Hooker
Ed O'Ross
as Stringer
Edgar Small
as Raymond Foss
Glenn Wilder
as Yacht Guard #2

Crew

Craig R. Baxley
Director
Robert Solo
Producer
Joel Silver
Producer
Craig R. Baxley
Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti
Cinematographer
Herbie Hancock
Composer (Music Score)
Buddy Holly
Featured Music
Vanity
Songwriter
Jackie Krost
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Allison
Songwriter
Kathy Sledge
Songwriter
Kenny Gamble
Songwriter
Kim Cage
Songwriter
Lemel Humes
Songwriter
Leon Huff
Songwriter
Arlester Christian
Featured Music
Norman Petty
Featured Music
Autry de Walt
Songwriter
Randy Muller
Songwriter
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Featured Music
Bernadette Cooper
Songwriter
Teresa Laws
Songwriter
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
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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