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Avenging Force (1986)

A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

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Charlie Lavall
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Sarah Hunter
Loren Farmer ...
Andrew Parker
Rick Boyle ...
Grandpa Jimmy (as Richard Boyle)
Sylvia Joseph ...
Daisy Richards
Robert Taylor ...
Larry Richards Jr.
Bruce Johnson ...
Jeff Richards
Robert Cronin ...
T.C. Cooper
John Wilmot ...
Gen. Al Wyatt
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Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for the Senate. When he arrives he learns that Larry's been receiving death threats from a group calling themselves the Pentangle. Later at the rally, someone takes a shot at Larry and hits one of Larry's sons. Matt chases the shooter and takes him out. Matt then calls his former boss to find out who Pentangle is. He learns that they're a right wing paramilitary group and that Larry once foiled one of their plans which is why they're targeting him. Matt also learns that they have an affinity for hunting men. When they try to lure Larry into a trap, Matt tags along and stops them. The group upon learning of Matt decides they would like to make him their next prey. They attack Matt's ranch where Larry and his family are staying and kill Larry and his family and take Matt's sister hostage and tell Matt ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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12 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,131,502, 14 September 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,679,650
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Michael Dudikoff's career was on the rise, thanks to his previous Cannon outing American Ninja (1985). He was assured by Cannon heads Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus that his next few films for them would increase in budget and scope, but the company collapsed before this happened. While under contract with Cannon, Dudikoff was linked to every major production they had, including "Spider-Man" and Captain America (1979), sequels to The Delta Force (1986) and "American Ninja". See more »

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The bad guys view a slideshow of photos taken during the parade attack, but the images are of moments at which there were no people with cameras ever seen. In fact, none of the parade-watchers on screen had cameras in their hands or hanging around their necks. The worst example is a medium range photo taken during the rooftop chase, when there was only Matt and the shooter he was after seen up there. Even presuming some random witnesses stopped running, dug out their cameras, and snapped some pictures, how could the bad guys have tracked such unknown photographers and gotten slides made by the next morning? See more »

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Larry Richards: Matt, you don't have to get involved in this part, this is my fight.
Matt Hunter: Your fight is my fight. You just remember that.
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A game of Tag goes way out of hand
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Michael Dudikoff and Steve James finally find the movie of their standards in this deadly chase thriller set in the deep South. Dudikoff plays Hunter, an aptly named ex-secret service agent who goes to the aid of his buddy Larry (James). The latter is a black politician who is the target of, what else, slimeball white supremacists. Definitely way better than the rotten "American Ninja" films, "Avenging Force" is a great suspense flick that consists of great fight scenes. My personal fave fight part is when Hunter fights Glastenbury, played by big, bald John P. Ryan.


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