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Tough and Deadly (1995)

Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big ... See full summary »

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Steve Cohen

Writers:

Steve Cohen, Otto C. Pozzo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... John Portland
Roddy Piper ... Elmo Freech
Richard Norton ... Agent Norton
Charles Kahlenberg Charles Kahlenberg ... William Helms
James Karen ... Winston Briggers
Gary Kasper ... Cowboy
Sal Landi ... Milan
Phil Morris ... Trekkler
Lisa Stahl ... Maureen Peek
Brant von Hoffman ... Carl Weldon (as Brent Van Hoffman)
Frank Di Paolo Frank Di Paolo ... Police Officer (as Frank Dipoala)
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... Gerte Reichtman (as Ronald House)
Lisa Comshaw Lisa Comshaw ... Prostitute
Robert Werhan ... Tiny
Ed Berke Ed Berke ... Ambulance Driver
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Storyline

Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big fishes of the CIA and from Washington. Written by Volker Boehm

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Together, they're the perfect crime-fighting team on the same case...And on each other's nerves. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peligrosamente duros See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roddy Piper stated that by the time he made this, he was no longer having fun acting. He said his best times were Hell Comes to Frogtown and They Live. After those, he had been through too many acting classes that the fun was gone by this point. See more »

Goofs

During the last act of the film Elmo's facial hair variates, almost shot-to-shot, from full beard to five o'clock shadow to even cleanly shaved. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK video featured a pre-edited print which extensively reduced face kicks and blows with a pool cue. The 2003 Hollywood DVD ran 2 minutes longer and was the full uncut version, though the later Boulevard DVD featured the cut video print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in WWE Raw: Episode #2.17 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

In this Land
Lyrics & Music by James Glickenhaus
(C) 1980 Hoose Music, ASCAP
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User Reviews

Not a bad movie for a wrestler and an exercise guru
2 September 1999 | by Taz612See all my reviews

I caught this movie on cable today and was fairly impressed. Not with the action or special effects, but how well Piper and Banks played off of each other. Piper was more believable in his character than Banks, but Banks held his own. The action was ok, but nothing to get excited about. This actually turned out to be a really good buddy movie with a good mix of action, drama and a fair mix of humor. This is one that is worth watching just for the heck of it. Remember...it's not an A movie...it's a B movie at best.


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