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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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(3 articles)
Spend Christmas Eve with a Chuck Norris movie marathon
 (From EW.com - Inside TV. 5 November 2014, 11:01 AM, PST)

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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Two-fisted Norris again as an ex-soldier and casino security chief pitting Asian villains See more (30 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 (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
Some of the casino action scene was stock footage from the pilot episode of the Robert Urich show Vega$ that was filmed at the Maxim Hotel Casino, before moving to the Desert Inn for the rest of the series run. Maxim can be seen on the wheel of fortune as well as on the cards at the Black Jack table. This same casino scene was also used for the opening credits for the run of the series.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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Two-fisted Norris again as an ex-soldier and casino security chief pitting Asian villains, 4 June 2007
Author: ma-cortes

Our hero Norris , one man army , now as a Hong Kong Casino (the name of the Hong Kong night club and gambling house was "The Lucky Dragon Casino") security bodyguard taking on bullies when are brutally killed his chief (David Opatoshu) and son . He attempts to save the chief's daughter (Camila Griggs) from the clutches an evil mobster (Michael Cavanaugh) . Tough Norris battling Chinese triads with the only help his lovely fiancée (Mary Louise Weller) and confronts a sinister baddie like a human tank . For a little more entertainment , the human weapon Norris saves the girl and struggles some hired killers and criminal gangs.

This is a slang-bang , unstopped action film with variety martial acts though predictable . Indestructible Norris in yet another groan and grunt middling budget movie ; a routine non-sense , action-thriller that featured fourteen major action sequences. Written and filmed as "The Jade Jungle", but MGM later changed the title to "Forced Vengeance" during post production to make it sound more like an action film . Some of the casino action scene was stock footage from the pilot episode of the Robert Urich show Vega$ that was filmed at the Maxim Hotel Casino, before moving to the Desert Inn for the rest of the series run .

Norris stars naturally taking on multiple opponents , cleaning up nasties from Far Orient and beats them , punches ,knocks ,kicks and defying the gravity in bounds and leaps . Chuck plays nicely an ex-Vietnam vet (like Colonel Braddock from Missing in action) turned security chief . Appears uncredited , almost extra , his true son Mike Norris , besides as expert stunt , his brother and future director , Aaron Norris . Being one of numerous collaborations of actor-star Chuck Norris and brother stunt coordinator Aaron . Light-weight amusement with suspense , thriller and too much used Chop-Socky formula , leave no cliché untouched , though fights are well staged . The movie belongs to Norris's early period , during the 80s , such as ¨Force 7¨ , ¨Goods guys wear black¨ , ¨Octagon , ¨Force of one¨ ,¨Eye for eye¨ , and ¨Code of silence¨ with successful box office as video rentals as theaters . In the late 90s and 2000s , with exception ¨Walker Texas Ranger¨ , Norris stars has declined . The motion picture was professionally directed by James Fargo who directed two Clint Eastwood vehicles as ¨The enforcer¨ , ¨Every which way but loose¨. This movie is a must see if you're a die-hard Norris fan.

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