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Nick Allen
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Mike Willmer
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Barry Strong
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Sherry Nielson
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Dutch Schiller (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Bornou
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A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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To pull off a job no one would ever dare, you need a team no one would ever believe.

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1 February 1975 (Japan)  »

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There is also product placement for Kentucky Fried Chicken and J&B Scotch whiskey. See more »

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When the two hit-men chase Billy Dee to a racetrack, they corner him in a trailer home. During a shootout, Billy Dee escapes in a 70s model Ford or Chevrolet van, however the soundtrack of the van's motor is of a Volkswagen vehicle (Beetle or Van) with standard transmission. See more »

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Esther: You know the government pays me $18,000 to be a computer programmer. I'd trade every single cent... just for one night with you.
Nick Allen: I can't stay with you. I can't.
[Nick then kisses Esther]
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Good performances... Slow movie.
23 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Billy Dee's Daughter dies in heroin overdose. While beating the hell out of the dealer, he realizes that killing him won't solve the problem so he sets his sights high... At the top of the food chain.

This film runs at about 2 1/2 hours and final "Hits" take about ten minutes, so the rest of the film is setup and much of that is implausible and unfortunately very slow to develop. Billy Dee Williams however was an electric presence, very hard to take your eyes off of while on screen. A very menacing cool. Richard Pryor... What can you say, the man is an artist. While watching the film you know he was given one line and the rest he made happen with his own special magic. Just watching the guy is enough to make you laugh.

You would have expected more from the director of 'Lady Sings the Blues', but it was stellar considering the same gentleman also directed 'Superman IV'


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