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Greydon Clark (written by)
Release Date:
May 1985 (USA) See more »
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His name is Thomas Jefferson Geronimo. His brand of justice doesn't stop at the Texas border. See more »
Plot:
Homicidal Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo is tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta; when the prisoner escapes, Geronimo goes rogue to catch him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Joe Don Baker ... Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III

Rossano Brazzi ... Don Lamanna
Venantino Venantini ... Joseph Palermo
Patrizia Pellegrino ... Gina
Bill McKinney ... Chief Wilson
Helena Abella ... Maria
Lino Grech ... Supt. Mifsud
Tony Ellul ... Young Officer
Joe Theuma ... Fosta
Bettina Amato-Gauci ... Anna
Joe Quattromani ... Bartender
Odetta Balzan ... Stewardess
Josie Coppini ... Taxi Driver
John Suda ... Man Who Pours Beer
Elvisio Cannori ... Tony Palermo
Josephine Mahoney ... Woman in Village
Jan Karl Farrugia ... Village Boy
Marie Klaire Farrugia ... Village Girl
Iris Mifsud ... Mother in Plaza
Silvan Mifsud ... Boy in Plaza
Paola Marcari ... Paola
Rachel Gambin ... Prostitute
Charles Tahir ... Fire Eater
Joe Gatt ... Passport Control
Charles Take ... Waiter
Lina Galea-Cumbo ... Woman in Church
Paul Mizzi ... Priest
Mark Haber ... Police Entrance Guard
Tony Cassar-Darien ... White Haired Hood
Lino Cassar ... Sitting Drunk
Larry Bock ... Walking Drunk
Greydon Clark ... Sheriff Bob
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Cachia ... Police Woman

Directed by
Greydon Clark 
 
Writing credits
Greydon Clark (written by)

Produced by
Greydon Clark .... producer
Louis George .... executive producer
Daryl Kass .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Bell 
 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg  (as Nicholas von Sternberg)
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
 
Makeup Department
Lina Galea-Cumbo .... makeup artist
Iris Mifsud .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Albert Galea .... production manager: Malta
Daryl Kass .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daryl Kass .... first assistant director
Michael Kissaun .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Abdilla .... set dresser
Angelo Delia .... construction manager
Joe Pisani .... property master (as Joseph Pisani)
 
Sound Department
Joe Debono .... sound recordist
Martin Mercieca .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Mario Cassar .... special effects
 
Stunts
Alex Aquilina .... stunts
Norman Aquilina .... stunts
Raymond Borg .... stunts
Teddy Borg .... stunt arranger
Jesmond Bugeja .... stunts
Alex Calleja .... stunts
Raymond Calleja .... stunts
Elvisio Cannori .... stunts
Frank Cassar .... stunts
James Davies .... stunts
Micki Farrugia .... stunts
Roberto Messina .... stunt coordinator
Lawrence Micallef .... stunts
Robert Warden .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Boyd .... assistant camera
Victor Cassar .... film loader
John Parnis .... camera operator: second unit
Nicholas Spiteri .... key grip
Benny Zaffarese .... still photographer
Saviour Zammit .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joyce Aquilina .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Alfred Caruana .... assistant editor: Malta
Marcia Dripchak .... assistant editor: USA
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor
Moacir Santos .... music: Brazilian music
 
Other crew
J. Baker .... gofer
Gene George .... production assistant
Peter George .... production coordinator
Dana Scott .... production assistant
Maryana Soler .... script supervisor
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
 

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90 min
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Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Norway:(Banned) (1985-2003) (cinema release) | USA:R (Certificate No. 27541) | West Germany:18
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[last lines]
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III:The big one's got my badge. Will you get it for me?
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
I've seen it un-MSTed..., 8 March 2000
Author: Erich Mees (desscribe1@aol.com) from Dunwoody, GA, USA

I notice from the comments that most of the people discussing this movie are basing their remarks on the MST3K airing. That's fair enough (that is, after all, how it got its widest exposure), but, having had the misfortune of seeing "Final Justice" in its original form, I'd just like to share a few thoughts and comments on the uncut version.

First off, it must be admitted that the original version is slightly more coherent than the MST3K broadcast, owing primarily to an expository scene between Rossano Brazzi and Venantino Venantini (I COULD use the characters' names instead of the actors', but I just love typing the words "Venantino Venantini"), explaining why Venantini's fugitive character can't just leave Malta right away. (It's not a very CONVINCING plot point, but at least the filmmakers tried to cover it.) Whether this scene was cut just for time or because it didn't provide much fodder for riffs, I don't know.

Another plot point missing in the original: The stripper's betrayal of Venantino Venantini to Joe Don Baker, seemingly unmotivated in the MST3K version, is explained by an earlier, extremely unpleasant scene in which Venantini rapes her in the shower. While this does give her a motive for turning against him, the whole scenario is just really...icky. (There's no other word for it.)

Some of the MST-worthy moments (the perpetual truncated shouts of "Son of a--" and the "deja vu" shooting of the sheriff) were purely the result of the edited-for-TV print they worked with, and were absent from the original movie.

One scene I wish had made it into the MST3K version: Before entering the bar to question some people, Joe Don asks the Maltese policewoman accompanying him to stay outside, because "they see that uniform, they won't cooperate." However, Joe Don himself is wearing his ridiculous cowboy-slash-sheriff outfit, complete with shiny badge! I can't imagine why they passed on that great opportunity to make fun of him...

One final observation on the original, uncut version of "Final Justice": Why, oh why, did they feel the need to put Venantino Venantini's naked butt up on the screen?

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