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Back in Action (1993)

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The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Billy
Roddy Piper ... Frank Rossi
Bobbie Phillips ... Helen Lewinsky
Kai Soremekun Kai Soremekun ... Tara
Matt Birman ... Chakka
Nigel Bennett ... Kasajian
Damon D'Oliveira ... Gantry
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Jerry Gitano
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Lt. Burns
Barry Blake Barry Blake ... Wallace
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ... Trick
Garry Robbins ... Giant
David Ferry ... Head Lawyer
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... T.V. Camerman
Timm Zemanek Timm Zemanek ... News Editor
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Storyline

The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend and his friends, fighting with or without external help. But perhaps this tough cop, Rossi, could help him... or stop him... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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One Cop. One Vigilante. Alone, they're unstoppable. Together, they're invincible! See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup de force See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

(heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Obvious stunt double when the main bad guy is thrown off the boat onto a car during the final fight. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1994 UK video certificate was initially rejected by the BBFC. It was then passed later the same year after 7 minutes 32 secs of distributor edits and a further 1 min 28 secs of BBFC cuts which removed nearly all the violent fight footage including head kicks and punches. The cuts were fully restored in the 2004 Hollywood DVD release. See more »

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References Dead Heat (1988) See more »

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Wrestling the king of the kickboxers...
22 February 2007 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Rowdy Roddy Piper stars as tough guy police officer who joins forces with martial arts expert/vigilante Billy Blanks to bring down mobsters, who have kidnapped Piper's journalist squeeze(Bobbie Phillips) and Blanks's sister much action and karate chops fly. Billy Blanks and Roddy Piper's charisma (notice I didn't say acting) lifts what would be just another throwaway action flick which consists off the team up two tough guys with different styles, however as expected Back In Action features tons of admittedly spectacular action sequences which always offers a big bodycount. Admittedly all of this is silly, most of it predictable and derivative but Back In Action certainly lives up to its title and fans of the genre will enjoy the big bodycount which compensates for all the shortcomings Back In Action contains.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)


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