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Action U.S.A. (1989)

After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.

Director:

John Stewart

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James Desmarais (additional material), David Reskin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Osborn
William Hubbard Knight William Hubbard Knight ... McKinnon
Barri Murphy Barri Murphy ... Carmen
William Smith ... Conover
Cameron Mitchell ... Frankie Navarro
Ross Hagen ... Drago
Hoke Howell ... Hitch
Gary Beal Gary Beal ... Garrick (as Gary Beall)
Malcolm King Malcolm King ... Perez
Rod Shaft Rod Shaft ... Billy Ray
David Sanders David Sanders ... Lucky
Jim Eiglehart Jim Eiglehart ... Helicopter pilot
Brennon Hatley Brennon Hatley ... Sheriff Pritchard
Matthew Scott Carlton Matthew Scott Carlton ... Conover's aide
Chaelie Pack Chaelie Pack ... Rich man
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After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.

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Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1989 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Handful of Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Waco, Texas, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The bar fight scene was filmed at a genuine Texas honky tonk, The Melody Ranch, in Waco Texas. Dubbed, "Central Texas largest dance floor", The Melody Ranch is still in operation and still looks much the same, both inside and out, as it does in the movie. See more »

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Featured in Fall Guy: The John Stewart Story (2007) See more »

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...this movie will make you laugh...a lot
15 November 2003 | by christophaskellSee all my reviews

Director John Stewart should be given a medal. Not only does he play off of every stereotype known to the action genre, but he redefines ridiculous car chases and explosions-for-the-sake-of-them. ‘Action U.S.A.' is a must see for any action fan, and an even muster see for any fan of B-action movies that make you laugh. Where else can you see a house blow up because a car ran through it (without the car being damaged)? From beginning to end this movie will make you laugh, and laugh a lot. Stay far away if you're not a fan of cheesy acting and irrational plot structures, however, as this movie carries them in spades. For those of you whom this sounds even remotely interesting to, go out of your way to find it: I guarantee you will not regret it. Rating: 26/40


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