JTB Robert Z'Dar - 100 Classic Movies (Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller/Horror)by johntbakken | created - 20 Nov 2017 | updated - 20 Nov 2017 | Public
Robert J. Zdarsky was born June 3, 1950 and sadly passed away March 30, 2015. He is better known by his stage name Robert Z'Dar and was an American actor and film producer, best known for his role as officer Matt Cordell in the Maniac Cop trilogy.
Born in the West Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Z'Dar was of Lithuanian descent. He first started acting while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois. After high school, Z'Dar attended Arizona State University where he received a BFA and played on the university football team. After graduation, Z'Dar returned to Chicago where he was employed variously as a Chicago police officer, member of the band Nova Express, commercial jingle writer and Chippendales dancer
Z'Dar worked mainly in low-budget B-movies and direct-to-video features, but occasionally in mainstream Hollywood films and television. Due to his cherubism, a medical condition resulting in an enlarged jawline, Z'dar had a unique and easily recognizable look with a slightly sinister appearance, which aided his career as he usually portrayed villains.
A prolific actor, Z'Dar appeared in 121 films and television episodes over the course of his 29-year career.
Taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Z'Dar
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1. Hellhole (1985)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror
An unlucky woman's mother is murdered by a scarf-wielding killer named Silk, leaving the woman injured, traumatised and suffering from amnesia. She's committed to a mental institution, ... See full summary »
3. Hot Chili (1985)
R | 86 min | Comedy
A group of American teenage boys goes south of the border to work for the summer at a Mexican resort. There they encounter many wacky guests and have zany adventures involving a German ... See full summary »
6. Cherry 2000 (1987)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.
9. Grotesque (1988)
R | 89 min | Horror
A gang of crazed punkers breaks into a family's vacation home in the mountains and slaughters the entire family, except for one daughter who gets away. As the gang pursues the girl through ... See full summary »
10. Fresh Kill (1988)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
Leona and Allen unintentionally kill two offenders who have in their wake a lot of "friends". Since that day, the couple begins a slow metamorphosis that involves their existence and their moral values.
11. Killing American Style (1988)
101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Walking jawline Tony Stone (Robert Z'Dar), is a tough criminal with questionable recruitment criteria for his henchmen. After he and his goons pull off a heist at a surprisingly ... See full summary »
12. Dead End City (1988)
R | 85 min | Action, Thriller
The government's new urban renewal policy results in street gangs fighting for control of the inner cities. While most of the residents flee, one factory owner determines to fight the gangs for his property.
13. Trained to Kill (1989)
94 min | Action
After a retired US army man is murdered by a crime lord, his two sons, one of them adopted after the old man rescued him from Cambodia during the Vietnam war, train hard and then start looking for the criminal to avenge their father.
15. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 90,530 | Gross: $63.41M
18. The Final Sanction (1990)
R | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After war breaks out between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries decide to settle the conflict by putting its two best warriors into an arena in a fight to the death.
20. Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Dar is a warrior who can talk to the beasts. He is forced to travel to Earth to stop his evil brother from stealing an atomic bomb and turning their native land from a desert into, well - a desert.
Votes: 2,749 | Gross: $0.87M
21. Mobsters (1991)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama
From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.
Votes: 7,932 | Gross: $20.25M
22. Quiet Fire (1991 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama
Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to ... See full summary »
23. Samurai Cop (1991)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.
24. The Divine Enforcer (1992 Video)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A monsignor recruits a new priest to his parish in Los Angeles where the newcomer proceeds to turn vigilante and take on various thugs and criminals that rule the neighborhoods.
25. The Legend of Wolf Mountain (1992)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Western
Three children are kidnapped and taken to the forest by escaped convicts. There they escape but are pursued by the convicts. Forest rangers and police set out to rescue them.
27. Shadow of the Dragon (1992)
97 min | Action, Crime
Tony Baker (Jimmy Williams), a Viet Nam vet who is now an L.A. detective is on the trail of the 'Mekong Dragon', assisted by his partner Brian O'Malley (Sandy Palm) and police Captain ... See full summary »
28. Frogtown II (1992)
PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Action
In the sequel to Hell Comes to Frogtown, the Mutant-Frog leader of Frogtown kidnaps a professor and forces him to make a serum that will turn everyone into Frogs, they also kidnap some ... See full summary »
29. Marked for Murder (1993 TV Movie)
90 min | Action, Drama
Mace Moutron, The Sandman, is released from prison to take part in a project where convicts assist the police in their job. Mace isn't used to playing by the rules, and he's frustrated with... See full summary »
30. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1992)
R | 85 min | Action, Horror
A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »
31. In a Moment of Passion (1993)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
An aspiring actress falls for her leading man and passion ignites. When a series of murders haunts the estate where the actors are filming, her leading man no longer seems to be perfect and she is forced into a deadly choice.
Votes: 37 | Gross: $0.44M
33. Marching Out of Time (1993)
PG | 74 min | Sci-Fi
Nazis, in an attempt to teleport themselves into England during World War II, are instead accidentally teleported forward in time into suburbia, United States, in the early 1990s.
35. Double Blast (1994 Video)
PG | 89 min | Action, Drama
Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a female professor from gangsters, because they want a stone tablet that she has discovered which may lead to untold ... See full summary »
36. The Mosaic Project (1994 Video)
R | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Action
A couple small town guys accidentally get chips implanted in their heads that turn them into super agents fluent in dozens of languages and martial arts skills.
41. Ill Met by Moonlight (1994)
122 min | Drama
This is a modern adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. The plot remains that of Shakespeare, though somewhat amputated: Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia. ... See full summary »
43. Professional Affair (1995 Video)
92 min | Thriller
A drug lord (Robert Z'Dar) hires a private investigator to track down the culprit who killed his henchman and took a briefcase full of money. One of the suspects is Heather Finch (Kim Stetz... See full summary »
45. Run Like Hell (1995)
80 min | Sci-Fi
In the year of 2008, war and sickness have overtaken the planet. The deranged government declares single women a threat to the human race. Singles women are imprisoned. The corrupt warden ... See full summary »
47. Fatal Pursuit (1995)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rugged ex-cop P.I. and a beautiful British female insurance investigator search for diamonds that were stolen in a brutal robbery.
48. Equal Impact (1995)
105 min | Action
Dave (Joe Gates) and Josh (Jay Gates) Conner are twin brothers who are skilled in the martial art of taekwondo. While Josh spends most of his time at the school, Dave is a champion fighter ... See full synopsis »
49. Enter the Blood Ring (1995)
94 min | Action