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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Canfield
Capt. Stevens
Tom McCoy
Maggie Cooper ...
Heather Sullivan
Linda Chan
The Professor
Nicky LaBelle
Dave Pierce
Tony Montoya
Dorothy Dells ...
Cab Driver
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Rick Prieto ...
Sam Hiona ...


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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14 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Oko za oko  »

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Chuck Norris and Mako also starred in Sidekicks (1992). See more »


When Kane carries Heather's tapes in the TV studio, the order of the tapes changes from shot to another. See more »


James Chan: Perfection is approachable, Sean, as I have often told you.
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Smooth-Faced-Norris' Best!
12 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In my review of Forced Vengeance, I mentioned that there are three looks to Chuck Norris: smooth-faced, moustache, and bearded. I'd call "Forced Vengeance" Moustache-Norris' best, "The Hit-man" Bearded-Norris' best, "The Delta Force" Norris' best in general and "An Eye For An Eye" Smooth-Faced-Norris' Best.

Despite being a sold action movie that is very fun and thrilling, the acting is bad and story is unoriginal. Chuck Norris plays a cop who witnesses his partner being murdered after being set up, quits the force and seek vengeance. There's really nothing more to it than that. And as I mentioned earlier, the acting is bad (for the most part). Chuck Norris is simply a bad actor. I've seen better acting by first-time high schoolers in a drama class. He has gotten better over the years, rising from terrible to just okay. I laughed at Norris during a few parts. Nobody else is necessarily "bad," but everybody really is cheesy. Every martial-arts film is cheesy-as-can-be! Christopher Lee is the only real actor in this that can be taken seriously. But due to an all-around corny movie, it affects him. A movie with good acting was not what they were trying to get at. This is a straight-up action movie that stirs-up smart thrills and excellent action. This features some of Norris' best physical fight scenes and gun fights. Easily top 5 for Norris in terms of action and suspense. The build-up of mayhem and destruction that comes is exciting. Even though its cheesy, its the good kind; the over-the-top, cartoony cheese. There can't be a strong sense of danger and not be thrilling. Actually it can be dull, but this isn't a bad movie. The action is fabulous and danger is lots of fun. Props to Christopher Lee too.

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