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Desmond Floyd
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Margaret Winston
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Pop Winston
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Wendy
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Lawrence
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Rodrigo
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Charles
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Ken
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When her sister is kidnapped by white slavers, only Grandpa knows what to do. He puts in a call to a fictional hero, Jake Speed. She is amazed to find that he actually exists, and that as flesh and blood, is much less formidable than his reputation. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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30 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Jacke Speed, o Vingador  »

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$1,943,751 (USA)
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Margaret Winston: Has it ever occurred to you that there might be an easier way?
Jake Speed: Yeah, so where's the entertainment value in that?
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References Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) See more »

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Written by Dennis Matkosky (as D. Matkoski) and Michael Sembello (as M. Sembello)
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24 July 2004 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

Is this a movie worthy of Oscar buzz? No, but it is a fun little film.

Unlike other people's comments, I do not think that this film intended to pretend that it was Indiana Jones; it was meant to entertain in the genre of fictional hero with human frailties, and in that respect Jake Speed succeeds. No one wants to believe he exists, and he has an over-the-top archenemy, played to the hilt by John Hurt. Karen Kopins does fine as the "heroine" who just wants to get her sister back from white slavers and finds herself caught up in the strange world of a hero whose books are based upon his real-life adventures. And Dennis Christopher tries to hold the adventure together while dealing with Jake's ego and Karen's disbelief.

For escapist fun without the need to invest mentally or emotionally, Jake Speed fits the bill.


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