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Best Revenge (1984)

R | | Drama | 19 October 1984 (UK)
An American tourist in Spain is forced to take part in a $4 million drug deal, because his best friend has been kidnapped and is being tortured by the drug kingpin who set up the operation.

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An American tourist in Spain is forced to take part in a $4 million drug deal, because his best friend has been kidnapped and is being tortured by the drug kingpin who set up the operation.

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First French Connection ... then Midnight Express ... now ... Best Revenge.

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19 October 1984 (UK)  »

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A Hora da Desforra  »

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CAD 6,900,000 (estimated)
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This was the last film directed by John Trent, who was killed in a car crash on June 3, 1983. See more »

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Playing For Keeps
Written by Keith Emerson and Bradley Delp (as Brad Delp)
Performed by Bradley Delp (as Brad Delp) and Keith Emerson
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17 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Best Revenge" would best be described as an ethics and loyalty test for drug dealers. The set up is this, John Heard's friend asks him to broker a big drug deal in Morroco. When he declines because it's too risky, the buyers resort to putting the squeeze on Heard. The Morrocan police seem just as corrupt as the growers, with routine payoffs of officials greasing the drug exportation pipeline. After some double crosses, the film rushes to a somewhat surprising and somewhat unsatisfying conclusion. The realism of "Best Revenge" cannot be denied, and the acting is solid, but the overall entertainment value does not quite live up to expectations. - MERK


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