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Armed Response (1986)

One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to ... See full summary »

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One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade goes down bad and Clay Roth is killed. This angers Roth's brothers and father, all combat veterans, and they go after the people responsible. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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3 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,368,912 (USA)
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Trivia

The song that Lauren Roth picks to play on the Jukebox after Jace Smith's "Emily" ends is "Kicks" composed by Ricky Phillips and the beautiful Tane McClure (who was then called by Tane Cain at the time. Because she was married to Jonathan Cain, the Keyboardist & Rhythm Guitarist of Journey back then), who was known for being the lead singer of the Indie Rock band, Tryanglz. See more »

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The getaway car that F.C. takes is a mid '80s Ford LTD sedan, yet it changes to a late '70s model when he is chased by the police. See more »

Quotes

Clay Roth: Tanaka's a respected businessman.
Burt Roth: He's a two-bit thug in a three-piece suit.
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OVER NIGHT SENSATION
Written by Ricky Phillips (as Rick Phillips)
Performed by Abandon Shame
Produced by Rainer Portner
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OK action thriller.
15 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Armed Response" is one of Fred Olen Ray's earliest directorial efforts, and it also less schlocky than some of his other ones, closer to an actual legitimate action film (it's hard to believe he would make a film as unbelievably bad as "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" only two years later). It has a fairly complicated plot, which would be hard to summarize in a single paragraph, and a cast that's a B-movie fan's dream (where else could you find Lee Van Cleef and Michael Berryman together?), though it must be noted that David Carradine is particularly awful in this movie. (**1/2)


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