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Jackals (1986)

Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.

Director:

Gary Grillo

Writer:

Dennis A. Pratt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jameson Parker ... Dave Buchanon
Jack Lucarelli ... Joe Case
Gerald McRaney ... Jake Wheeler
Wilford Brimley ... Sheriff Mitchell
Jeannie Wilson Jeannie Wilson ... Jess Buchanon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherry Adamo Sherry Adamo ... Little
Billy C. Chandler Billy C. Chandler ... Deputy Mitchell
Roman Cisneros Roman Cisneros ... Raul
Robert Covarrubias ... Ramon
Rosanna DeSoto ... Manuela
Warner Glenn Warner Glenn ... Warner
Randy Hall Randy Hall ... Raybo
Danelle Hand Danelle Hand ... Angelina
Sharon Hughes Sharon Hughes ... Valerie
Rick Hurst ... Harley
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Storyline

While hunting with his old partner, a former cop witnesses the murder of an illegal immigrant in the Arizona desert. After realizing the killer was an off-duty police officer, they investigate and discover he is leading a human smuggling ring.

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An ex-cop. To escape the violence, he quit the force. The violence followed him.

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Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Justice See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,200, 28 September 1986

Gross USA:

$492,367
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hunter/MFG Production See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Body Builder Blues
Music Composed and Produced by Craig Huxley
Published by Shades Music Company
Courtesy of Sonic Atmospheres Records
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American Justice.
25 June 2018 | by vehementrindsSee all my reviews

Simon and Simon find themselves on opposite sides of the fence in this one. And dare I say it's easily the best performances by both Jameson Parker and Gerald McRaney I have seen on film. Grimier and kinkier than you might expect. With some nice squib action and some truly adept fight scenes. Watch out for a cool laser pointed rifle thing too. Wilford Brimley is his normal awesome self. And some guy named Jack Lucarelli( a friend of the Simons me thinks) also stars. This one has really stuck with me over the years. Always creeping back into my world. Would love to see a nice version someday. I have it as American Justice on a Lightning Video VHS. Can't recommend it enough.


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