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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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(as John Old Jr.)

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(as Luca von Ryt), (as Max von Ryt) | 2 more credits »
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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 ...
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Massimo Vanni ...
Dying Police Officer (as Patrick O'Neil jr.)
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Carl Savage
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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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A critic described the film as "Deliverance" meets "First Blood". See more »

Quotes

Jake 'Tiger' Sharp: YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM? I'M A SON OF A BITCH... who wants to be left alone.
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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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References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Star
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
Performed by Tommie Baby
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A true action classic
14 April 2002 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this one for the first time back in 1989 at the age of twelve. What a rush it was and love at first sight so to say. Blastfighter manage to serve us really good actionscenes for its time and keeps the excitement all the way to end credits. Michael Sopkiw got potential to be something more than he became, but as we all know, the moviebusiness can be very tough. Blastfighter remain a good b-action flick for many viewers, but for me a little more than that. This movie will be linked to nice childhood memories and for me it is a true action classic.


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