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Blastfighter (1984)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 November 1985 (USA)
A former policeman sets out to unleash violent vengeance upon deer poachers when they rape and kill his long lost daughter.

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Cast overview:
Michael Sopkiw ...
Jake 'Tiger' Sharp
Valentina Forte ...
Connie (as Valerie Blake)
George Eastman ...
Tom
Stefano Mingardo ...
Wally (as Mike Miller)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ...
Matt (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ...
Dying Police Officer (as Patrick O'Neil jr.)
Elizabeth Forbes
Carl Savage
Michele Soavi ...
Pete (as Michael Saroyan)
George Williams ...
Cochran
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The hero of the film is a murderer. He is an ex cop who served eight years in prison for the murder of his wife's murderer. Upon release from prison, he decided to return to his hometown to escape from his past. En route to his ancestral home in Georgia, one of his friends gives him a gun that fires grenades, smoke bombs, steel balls, rockets, and several other types of projectiles. One day, while just looking through the scope of his gun for no apparent reason, he happens to spot a large buck. He follows the deer with the scope and is surprised when he witnesses a group of local boys poach the deer. The hero puts the gun under the floorboards of the porch, where it remains until very near the end of the movie. Upon investigating the poaching, he uncovers a horrifying poaching ring run by a man from Hong Kong who is paying the locals a couple of thousand dollars per deer and using bits of the animals for Oriental medicines. Our hero decides to clean up the ring. However, he runs into ... Written by <jeff@bora.dacom.co.kr>

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The Force Of Vengeance

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The film was originally slated to be a science fiction film, but complications in production forced it to be scrapped and Dardano Sacchetti was commissioned to write a new script. Since the film had already been announced (and was being sold) under the title "BlastFighter", it was kept the same. See more »

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Jake 'Tiger' Sharp: Where are your balls, Connie?
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Footage contained in this film which depicts animals suffering was archive documentary footage and was not instigated by the production company. See more »

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Referenced in Escape from Chernobourg (1999) See more »

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Evening Star
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
Performed by Tommie Baby
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Don't mess with your new neighbor
12 October 2015 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

A former cop named... no, not Joe Smith or Jim Jones, but... Tiger Sharp (Michael Sopkiw), retires to the country side. He meets some local rednecks led by Tom (George Eastman) and doesn't like the way they are hunting animals, just to sell some parts to China for medicine production. When they kill his pet, he beats them up, and that's just the beginning of their troubles. Tiger Sharp is joined by Connie (Valentina Forte), a daughter he hasn't seen or cared about for many years, but when the rednecks kill her, Tiger Sharp gets out a very big gun with a great selection of powerful ammo to blast all the bad guys to kingdom come, one man against a whole army...

The sources of inspiration are obvious, "First Blood" meets "Deliverance" - "Blastfighter" was even shot at some of the same locations. But it's all created with good craftsmanship for the fans who like the genre. Sopkiw, who starred only in 4 pictures before he retired from the movies, is a cool action hero here. Flawless (violent) entertainment provided by director Lamberto Bava.


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