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An Eye for an Eye (1981)

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »

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Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Kane's justice is revenge. Kane's weapon is himself. See more »


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Oko za oko  »

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Mel Novak, Associate Producer of the film, was originally offered the role of Nicky LaBelle in an Eye for an Eye, which he had turned down. Mel Novak, instead took the role that was more significant and memorable role of Tony Montoya in the film. The role of Nicky LaBelle eventually went to Stuart Pankin. See more »

Goofs

When the gunman is strafing the patio, they tear up a lot of ground, but completely miss the glass table...even after hitting the centerpiece on the table. See more »

Quotes

Tow Truck Dude: [Sean Kane is leaving a house, finds that his car is being towed, moves past the tow truck driver and unhooks the hook] Hey, pal, that car is gone!
Sean Kane: You wanna bet.
[Kane stares at the driver grimly]
Tow Truck Dude: [meekly] Ok, have it your own way.
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Referenced in The Soldier (1982) See more »

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Runs hot and cold
19 April 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

What a cast "An Eye For An Eye" has! There's Christopher Lee, Mako, Professor Toru Tanaka, Richard Roundtree, and Terry Kiser. Oh, and there is also Chuck Norris, and unfortunately once again he gives a performance that is pretty lacklustre, especially since the supporting players give pretty lively performances. But I'm sure that Norris' inadequate acting doesn't matter to many people, since they are more concerned if the movie delivers some solid action. Well, there are some good action sequences. The martial arts, while not as breathtaking as those found in Hong Kong movies, do come across as believable and exciting. The problem is that we often have to wait for a considerable amount of time for the action sequences, and this surrounding plot is familiar and predictable. The movie is fairly well produced, looking a lot better than Norris' low budget movies made in the 1970s. In the end, this movie is only so-so, but if you've ever wanted to see a martial arts movie produced by Frank Capra Junior, here it is.


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