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May 1985 (USA) See more »
His name is Thomas Jefferson Geronimo. His brand of justice doesn't stop at the Texas border. See more »
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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  (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
Tommy Bull .... second unit 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
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Norway:(Banned) (1985-2003) (cinema release) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R (Certificate No. 27541) | West Germany:18
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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III:Think you can take me? Well, go ahead on. It's your move.See more »
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
White Hot Joe Don Baker Action!, 27 March 2002
Author: zmaturin from Burnham

Human pot roast Joe Don Baker (MITCHELL) stars in this dull, unremarkable `action' movie as Deputy Geronimo, a fat, gassy slob who sits around in a stupid looking cowboy suit, listening to country music and eating too many donuts. Meanwhile, a vaguely criminal guy named Palermo (played by the guy who owned the drill in Fulci's GATES OF HELL) stumbles into Joe Don's territory and shoots the sheriff in a poorly edited scene. Joe Don- slowly- gives chase and offs Palermo's brother after uttering his now legendary catch phrase `It's your move. Think you can take me? Well, go ahead on'. For some reason Joe Don, a Texas lawman, must transport Palermo to Italy (`Mr. Palermo's been a major source of embarrassment to the Italian government,' says Mr. Wilson, another vague character played by Bill McKinney, who was in MASTER NINJA 1, SHE FREAK, and a lot of good Clint Eastwood movies).

Anyhoo, Joe Don's plane must land on the island of Malta, where Palermo escapes with the help of a briefcase and a guy who looks like Jon Lovitz. And that's where the movie grinds to a halt. For the rest of the movie, Joe Don looks for Palermo, looses Palermo, ends up in a jail cell, is yelled at by the Malta chief of police, and then is let go with a warning not to look for Palermo any more. Then Joe Don keeps looking for Palermo, looses Palermo, ends up in a jail cell, is yelled at by the Malta chief of police, and then is let go with a warning not to look for Palermo any more. Then Joe Don looks for Palermo, looses Palermo, ends up in a jail cell, is yelled at by the Malta chief of police, and then is let go with a warning not to look for Palermo any more. This is one aggravating movie.

At one point Joe Don is thought to be dead at sea. All the other characters wonder if he's dead or not, finally concluding that he is. But then he shows up (he was rescued by a poor family) and no one mentions the fact that he was missing at sea for several days. Even his cute, Julia Louise-Dreyfuss-esque sidekick doesn't welcome him back. She does, however, offer to help him find Palermo, so Joe Don looks for Palermo, looses Palermo, ends up in a jail cell, is yelled at by the Malta chief of police, and then let go with a warning not to look for Palermo any more.

Highpoints include, a bizarre carnival with strange colorful floats, some sexy strippers, a shoot out involving a kid dressed like Napoleon AND a cart of tomatoes, a chase scene involving a guy dressed like a monk, and any scene without Joe Don. Lowpoints include Joe Don threatening a stripper with a coat hanger.

It should be noted that this is from Greydon Clark, director of ANGEL'S REVENGE, who appears as the sheriff. Ick!

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