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True Vengeance (1997)

An ex-naval intelligence officer is forced to assassinate a CEO when his daughter is kidnapped by the Yakuza.

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David Worth

Writer:

Kurt Johnstad
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bernhardt ... Allen Griffin
Beverly Johnson ... Lt. Kada Wilson
Miles O'Keeffe ... The Specialist
Jonathan Lutz Jonathan Lutz ... Det. Bill Emory
George Cheung ... Hidako Minushoto (as George Kee)
Roger Yuan ... Takura (as Tzi-Chun Yuan)
Tessa Bartholomew ... Emily Griffin (as Tessa Sugay)
Leo Lee ... Oska Yushiro
Keo Woolford ... Adachi
Harrison Young ... Sam Brown
Tony Goodstone Tony Goodstone ... Capt. Larson
Tanya Newbould ... Secretary
Yasuke Todo Yasuke Todo ... Sakoto
Hilary Gates Hilary Gates ... Nurse
Joyce Westergaard ... Beverly Black
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Storyline

An ex-navy SEAL-turned boat pilot charters unsuspectingly for a Mexican drug lord and his seductive wife. Meanwhile he is also involved in another love triangle with a US customs agent and his girlfriend, as well as being shaken down and forced to turn against the drug lord by DEA agent Stanovsky. Written by Sean Kilby <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hora da Vingança See more »

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FM Entertainment See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The man playing the tattoo artist is "Slik Rik" Milligan, who at the time was working at Studio City Tattoo in California. He was originally hired only to paint on the yakuza tattoos for the movie, but when a scene called for a tattoo artist he stepped in front of the camera. "Slik Rik" now resides in Hawaii and owns and runs North Shore Tattoo in Oahu. See more »


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TRASHGRUNGE
Composed by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
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Bernhardts' best film so far
24 August 2001 | by Jonny FrostSee all my reviews

Being a martial arts film fan has its ups and downs, as you come across a lot of dross. However, this film was refreshing in that it was quite brutal about it's content. It was an adult action film therefore it had adult action in it. The main character was single minded in his objective and nothing would stop him. Basically he was a hard man.

The fights are pretty much by the numbers stuff but there is at least one kick of note, allowing Bernhardt to show his flexibility. It was pretty well paced and contained all the conventional set-ups for a fight (eg; has to ask some "tough guys" some questions they don't want to answer)

As in all these B movies the gunfights have no basis in reality but are done with enough aplomb to be passable.

All in all a real Friday night treat. Pizza and beers boys and you'll enjoy. And by far better than Perfect Target or Bloodsport 3 & 4.


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