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Busted Up (1986)

The owner of an inner-city gym happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he fights in order to save it.

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Damian Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Coufos ... Earl Bird
Irene Cara ... Simone
Stan Shaw ... Angie
Tony Rosato ... Irving Drayton
Frank Pellegrino ... Nick Sevins
Gord Judges Gord Judges ... Tony Tenera
Nika Kaufhold Nika Kaufhold ... Sara
Mike D'Aguilar Mike D'Aguilar ... Granite Foster
George Buza ... Captain Hook
John Dee ... Daddy Ray
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Mr. Greene
John Ritchie John Ritchie ... Phil
Rick Orman Rick Orman ... Teddy
Garfield Andrews Garfield Andrews ... Bobby
Albert Bernardo Albert Bernardo ... Al
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The owner of an inner-city gym happens to also be a skilled fighter, and when he is pressured by real-estate developers to close the gym, he fights in order to save it.

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Trivia

Director Conrad E. Palmisano was married to co-star Irene Cara at the time of the film's release. See more »

Connections

Featured in Happy Hell Night (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

She Works Hard for Her Money
Written by Donna Summer and Michael Omartin
Published by Sweet Summer Night Music-See This House Music
Performed by Irene Cara
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Its a warzone!
2 June 2002 | by bklarsenSee all my reviews

When i was first going to the movies to see the new and well liked movie Busted Up i was sceptical. I wasnt sure if this was just yet another Bloodsport copy.

Frank Pellegrino really gives a once in a life time acting experience, he simply has it all! Class, charm and looks and of course the will and strength to accomplish such excellent acting as he does in Busted Up. This really is a movie for all martial arts fans and actually all other people who has the slightest idea of what a good movie is. Make some popcorn and enjoy this great Action blast of a movie. If you liked movies like Platos Run, Titanic, Gone with the wind and eye of the tiger you will be obsessed with this incredible movie about a man who knows what he wants and who gets what he wants.

As Eddie Lomax came to find a reason so did Frank Pellegrino.

A Real classic!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boksar See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD2,100,000 (estimated)
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