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Death Force (1978)

An American Vietnam soldier on his way home is left for dead and is saved by a pair of Japanese stragglers from WWII, who train him in the way of the samurai.

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Doug Russell
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Morelli
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McGee (as Leon Isaac)
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Maria Russell
Joe Mari Avellana ...
(as Jose Mari Avellana)
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(as Joonie Gamboa)
Armando Federico ...
Rico
Cathy Sabino
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Jimmy Russell
Allen Arkus
Tony Carreon ...
(as Tony Carrion)
Ernie Carvajal
Vic Diaz
Ramon D'Salva
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After being left for dead, the man is rescued by two Japanese soldiers, living on a remote island, who teach him the ways of the samurai. Upon returning to the USA, he quickly exacts a bloody revenge on his tormentors and reunite with his wife and son.

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Beaten, Betrayed and Bustin' Loose! See more »

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Cool & groovy 70's revenge flick
6 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now this is more like it! When two crooks decide to bump off their partner and pocket all the loot from a profitable crime, little do they suspect that our man not only survives their murderous attempt, but is washed ashore an island where he is nursed back to health by two Japanese soldiers who have been stranded there since the second world war and who in addition, don't even know that the war has ended! In fact not only do they nurse his wounds, but one of them additionally teaches him the way of the samurai thus paving the way for our man to return to the states and take a bloody revenge!

This is a great little film and very much a product of its time featuring cool seventies fashions, proud looking afros, some soppy romantic scenes (in glorious seventies slow motion obviously!), a groovy seventies soundtrack and last but not least some cool and gory action throughout including our hero cutting off one of his enemies ears, and later sending the same guy his crime lord associates head in a box!

Highly entertaining stuff and it even has a happy ending! What more could you possibly want?


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