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Jake Speed (1986)

 -  Adventure | Action | Comedy  -  30 May 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jake Speed
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Desmond Floyd
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Margaret Winston
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Sid
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Pop
Roy London ...
Maurice
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Wendy
Barry Primus ...
Lawrence
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Mr. Winston
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Mrs. Winston
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Maureen (as Rebecca Ashley)
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Rodrigo
Karl Johnson ...
Charles
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Newsstand Attendant
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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: So, where did you and Des meet?
Jake Speed: Volume One.
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References Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) See more »

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Written by Dennis Matkosky (as D. Matkoski) and Michael Sembello (as M. Sembello)
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2 May 2002 | by (Phoenix, Arizona) – See all my reviews



The first thing I have to say is that I own Jake Speed. I've seen it at least 10 times. This movie is one of the most fun movies ever made. The film begins with Margaret (Karen Kopins) trying to find her sister. Her sister was kidnapped in Paris and the family has heard nothing. Along comes Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford), telling her exactly where her sister is and making an offer to find her. Jake Speed is a hero. He doesn't work for money because he just wants to help and have a good adventure. His partner (Dennis Christopher) follows him around and writes their adventures into novels. This film is a great adventure. It's hilarious, it's action-packed, it's just great. I guess it's a cult film with a very small cult following. Crawford is perfect as Jake Speed and throws out some one-liners that you'll never forget. Kopins and Christopher are also good as the girl and the sidekick, respectively. John Hurt, the guy who's stomach blew up in Alien, plays the devilish, pervertish villian which just adds to the fun. In many ways, this film is similar to Indiana Jones, in some ways it's similar to James Bond films. Maybe it should have been called Indiana Bond but whatever it's title is, it's a very enjoyable film.


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