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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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Director:
Writers:
Franklin Thompson (written by) and
James Fargo
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Release Date:
30 July 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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This movie is so bad, it's good. 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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Trivia:
Howard Caine's final movie.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After Josh finishes Stan Raimondi on Stan's yacht, he takes out one man then throws his knife and sticks it into the stomach of a second man. The line the knife travels on to that man can be seen and then it can be seen breaking as that man falls.See more »
Quotes:
Stan Ramandi:[fighting Randall] You're good Mister Randall. But you're not good enough.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Jerry-Go-Round (1965)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This movie is so bad, it's good., 7 December 2001
Author: jeklor from USA

Forced Vengeance is another example of an one of those movies that would be unwatchable were it not for all the hilarious scenes. This TBS regular is the story of ex-soldier turned casino security guard, Josh Randall (Norris), who takes on a Hong Kong Syndicate single-handedly after his boss and friend, Sam Paschal (Opatoshu), is murdered by a rival casino owner. (If that in itself doesn't spell hilarity, I don't know what does.) Along with his deadpan narration, this film truly showcases Norris' acting prowess. :) This combined with the incredibly trite dialog leads to some of the funniest moments in the film. "He's sick, verrry sick..." says Randall matter-of-factly to some Hong Kong locals as he kidney-punches a corrupt Inspector who's been hounding him and stuffs him into a car. It just doesn't get any better than this, folks. I love this movie. There are so many funny moments it's worth watching over and over. And I guarantee you'll be quoting some of Randall's lines for weeks afterwards if you give it a chance.

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