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Forced Vengeance -- A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.

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Writers:
Franklin Thompson (written by) and
James Fargo
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Release Date:
30 July 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A walking weapon that never misses!
Plot:
A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(2 articles)
B-Sides: Sex Is Not the Problem But This Song Certainly Is
 (From Dread Central. 15 June 2012, 10:34 PM, PDT)

Screenwriter Thompson Dies
 (From WENN. 21 January 2010, 8:21 AM, PST)

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"Why do they always pick on my hat?" See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Chuck Norris ... Josh Randall

Mary Louise Weller ... Claire Bonner
Camila Griggs ... Joy Paschal

Michael Cavanaugh ... Stan Raimondi
David Opatoshu ... Sam Paschal
Seiji Sakaguchi ... Kam
Frank Michael Liu ... David Paschal

Bob Minor ... LeRoy Nicely
Lloyd Kino ... Inspector Chen
Leigh Hamilton ... Sally Tennant

Howard Caine ... Milt Diamond
Robert Emhardt ... Carl Gerlich
Roger Behrstock ... Ron DiBiasi

Jimmy Shaw ... Inspector Keck
Behrouz Gramian ... Male Secretary
J.B. Bennett ... Kyle
Ken Argent ... Danton Lord
Bobby Shum ... Brad

Richard Norton ... Herb
Randy Channell ... Bianchi
Malcolm Lomax ... Quirk
Peter Gee ... Simon Koo
Steve Hulin ... Kravitz
Alan Marcus ... Marcus
Anna Chan ... Oriental Hostess
Nelson Welch ... Houseman

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Young Intern (as Tony Leung)
Mike Lovett ... Mike Calvelli
Anita Lee ... Sampan Girl
Sin Wai Ying ... Sampan Matron
Ben Leung ... Hotel Night Clerk
May Cheung ... Nicely's Girl Friend
Cheng Shu Fung ... Chinese Assassin
Brian Langley ... Todd Crisp
Junghee Lee ... Cabin Attendant
Misom Lee ... Cabin Attendant
Woo In Rhee ... Cabin Attendant
Kiku ... Dancer
Susie Hall ... Dancer
Eugene Choy ... Maitre d'
Bertha Chan ... Ruth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Norris

Directed by
James Fargo 
 
Writing credits
Franklin Thompson (written by)

James Fargo 

Produced by
John B. Bennett .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Goldstein 
 
Cinematography by
Rexford L. Metz (director of photography) (as Rexford Metz)
 
Film Editing by
Irving Rosenblum  (as Irving C. Rosenblum)
 
Casting by
Caro Jones 
 
Production Design by
George B. Chan 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson  (as Mary Olivia Swanson)
 
Makeup Department
Dorothea Long .... hair stylist
Judith Silverman .... makeup artist
Graham Stancliffe .... hairdresser: Hong Kong (as Grame Stancliffe)
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup artist: Hong Kong
 
Production Management
Grace Lam .... unit production manager: Hong Kong
Larry Powell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pele Cheng .... second assistant director: Hong Kong
Conrad Irving .... second assistant director
Patty Chan Morrison .... first assistant director: Hong Kong (as Patty Chan)
Stan Zabka .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Eugene Booth .... property master (as Gene Booth)
Philip Lee .... property master: Hong Kong
Pei Ling Wang .... assistant art director: Hong Kong
 
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... sound editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Paul Hochman .... sound editor
Klaus Landsberg .... boom operator
Leonard Peterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Sharpless .... sound mixer
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Davenport .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects (as Dick Albain)
 
Stunts
John Barrett .... stunts
Darwin Benjamin .... stunts
Jay De Plano .... stunts (as Jay DePland)
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts (as John Michael Johnson)
Malcolm Lomax .... stunts
Alan Marcus .... stunts
Aaron Norris .... stunt coordinator
Richard Norton .... stunts
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Chan .... camera operator: Hong Kong
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Larry D. Howard .... gaffer (as Larry Howard)
Jack Johnson .... key grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Louis Niemeyer .... assistant camera (as Louis A. Niemeyer)
Ron Veto .... key grip best boy
Alvin Zimmerman .... gaffer best boy (as Al Zimmerman)
 
Casting Department
Sherry Chen .... casting: Hong Kong
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lo Oi Kwan .... costumer: Hong Kong
Mark Peterson .... costumer
Vicki Peterson .... costumer: Hong Kong
Marla Denise Schlom .... costumer: women (as Marla Schlom)
 
Editorial Department
Bob Ramae .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Jeremy Lubbock .... orchestrator
Joe Tuley .... music editor
William Goldstein .... conductor (uncredited)
William Goldstein .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pam Bladine .... production assistant: Hong Kong
Nydia Galindo .... production secretary: U.S.
Elizabeth Gallagher .... script supervisor
Pat Grover .... assistant: Chuck Norris, Hong Kong (as Pattie Grover)
Robert E. Lee .... production auditor
May Leung .... production secretary: Hong Kong
James McCabe .... location manager
Nancy Lattier Nash .... unit publicist: Hong Kong (as Nancy Nash)
Wayne Ng .... accountant: Hong Kong
Bill Steinmetz .... unit publicist: U.S.
Nancy Walker .... production secretary
Charles Wang .... production consultant: Hong Kong
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1984) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1984) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1983) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | UK:18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the Hong Kong night club and gambling house was "The Lucky Dragon Casino".See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In fact, casinos are not allowed in Hong Kong. The plot should be set in Macau.See more »
Quotes:
Inspector Chen:I love to watch a good fight. And you're pretty good.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Jerry-Go-Round (1965)See more »

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"Why do they always pick on my hat?", 17 July 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

"Forced Vengeance" is lesser Chuck Norris from this period, but even lesser Chuck Norris does assure us a reasonable amount of ass kicking. Chuck plays Josh Randall, a security chief at a Hong Kong casino that was the baby of a man named Sam Paschal (David Opatoshu). Trouble brews when Sam's foolish son David (Frank Michael Liu) gets mixed up with a mobster named Raimondi (Michael Cavanaugh), and of course the mobster is the kind of guy who can't stand hearing the word "no". When Sam and David are rubbed out, Josh swears vengeance, taking it on the lam until the big final confrontation. We have to give director James Fargo some credit, as he knows well what the standout scene in this movie is, a fight with a sea of neon as the backdrop while Chuck and foe are in silhouette. This is very striking, and we see it not once but twice, as it plays out under some of the opening credits. Would that the rest of the movie were that stylish. It's basically standard stuff, and its major problem is that it feels awkward at times, in some of the fights and especially when it goes for levity. (At least we know some of the humour is intentional, especially in one fine moment that may remind the viewer of the "shooting the swordsman" gag in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Chuck's narration and dialogue are sometimes priceless; here's one gem that may have one thunderstruck: "Sweet cheeks, you could have been a toasted marshmallow." as Chuck refers to a person he'd threatened to set aflame in order to get another to talk. (It *is* cool that he displays such a sense of ruthlessness.) Some of the climactic action gets hilariously repetitive, as in order to find out who's *really* behind everything (even Raimondi is answering to someone higher), he interviews one criminal lowlife who inevitably refers him to somebody else. The cast is variable; some of them are pretty nondescript, but others do well, especially old pro Opatoshu. Cavanaugh is also good as the villain (he actually has the upper hand for a while in his fight with Chuck), Mary Louise Weller ("Animal House") and Camila Griggs supply some nice eye candy, and Bob Minor is quite likable as Chuck's friend. In any event, one can't write off any movie in which the head honcho is fond of Tom & Jerry cartoons and in which inspired use is made of a toilet. Chuck is in fine form as always, and it remains a good time to watch him taking on all comers. While this isn't among his best, it's certainly not his worst, either. Six out of 10.

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