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An Eye for an Eye (1981)

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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... 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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police | undercover | death | fight | drugs | See more »

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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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First of two movies that action star Chuck Norris made with director Steve Carver. The second film was Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) which was made and released about two years later in 1983. See more »

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Sean Kane and Tom McCoy are exiting an elevator on their way to Morgan Canfield's office when a crew member can be seen walking into the shot behind them. He appears to notice his mistake and immediately stops, turns around, and exits back around the corner. See more »

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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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Chuck vs. the Professor
20 December 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This early Chuck Norris fare is one of his entertaining and exciting one to view. Done by Steve Carver who later did the sightly better Lone Wolf McQuade(1983). Its about a Police officer who quits the force to find the people responsible for his partner's death. He ends up joining forces with James Chan played by Mako when he battles some Triad organization. The Triads are portrayed differently in this film then they would be during the mid to late 1980s. This was before gunplay became a big part of the Triad pictures from the Heroic Bloodshed genre in Hong Kong cinema. An Eye for An Eye(1981) is much better then any of Chuck Norris's movies from the 1990s.

The battle between Chuck Norris and Professor Toru Tanako is one of the top martial arts match ups in any Norris flick. Chris Lee makes a great villain as the diabolical Morgan Canfield. Mako adds to the already good cast with his presence and wisdom. Mako is probably the only person to have appeared in a movie or TV show with Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, and Sammo Hung. An Eye for An Eye(1981) must have been the inspiration for the Steven Seagal film, Hard to Kill(1990) because the plots are almost identical. Anohter memorable character is The Professor. Future Cythnia Rothrock co star, Richard Norton provides some of the stunts for the film.


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