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Blastfighter (1984)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  November 1985 (USA)
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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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Michael Sopkiw ...
Jake 'Tiger' Sharp
Valentina Forte ...
Connie (as Valerie Blake)
George Eastman ...
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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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deer | poacher | gun | rape | hong kong | See All (104) »

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The Force Of Vengeance

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The country music song performed by Tommie Baby in the film "Evening Star" was written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees. See more »

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Jake 'Tiger' Sharp: Where are your balls, Connie?
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Evening Star
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Lots of fun
20 December 1998 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Lamberto Bava's best film so far plays like a variation of Deliverance and First Blood. For the first half of the movie, it remains in doubt rather Sopkiw is going to strike back at a huge passel of harassing rednecks. The scriptwriters here seemed to know what we wanted and made the movie flow accordingly. You can watch the film, hate a character, say whether he lives or dies, and you'll be pretty much correct. All in all this film packs a whallop, with a good Claudio Simonetti score (same as the score in MASSACRE IN DINOSAR VALLEY). The characters likable enough (except Sopkiw's LOAD daughter) and the climax was suitably exciting and violent. Basically the two hicks in DELIVERANCE here are replaced with 500 hicks, 90% of whom die in violent explosive ways. A good movie, lots of goods, not much to complain about. There were a lot of references to EVIL DEAD, such as the fact that Sopkiw drove the same model car, lived in a similar wooden shack in the woods, and even was made up to look like Bruce Campbell! Find this movie if you can.


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