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Dead Aim -- Ed Marinaro plays a tough, street-wise cop whose investigation of a series of unrelated heroin deaths. This investigation lead him, and his partner, Mark Cain, through a shadowy maze of arms dealers, espionage and serial killings connected to a foreign diplomat working in the US.


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A cop on the line between justice and revenge.
Ed Marinaro is Malcolm "Mace" Douglas, a street-tough detective who's out for justice-no matter what the cost... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ed Marinaro ... Malcolm 'MACE' Douglas

Darrell Larson ... Mark Cain

Cassandra Gava ... Amber

Isaac Hayes ... Jamal

John Hancock ... Talbot

William Sanderson ... Brennan

Corbin Bernsen ... Webster

William Windom ... McWhorter
Harry Goz ... Androsov
Terry Beaver ... Agent Johnson

Lynn Whitfield ... Sheila Freeman
Sandi Brannon ... Misty
Diana Brittain ... Candi
Carol Chambers ... Nicole
Shirlene Foss ... BJ
Marisu Wehrenberg ... Sonny

Donna Biscoe ... Denise Long

Rick Washburn ... Epi Flexnor
Randal Patrick ... Stephens
Bonnie Turner ... Barbra Pointer
George Nikas ... Doc
Rob Cleveland ... Club DJ
Vynette Anthony ... Marilyn
Ted Henning ... Bloomington
Michael Russo ... Alvarez
Joe Hoffman ... Yevgeni Romanov
Stan Wakefield ... Bartender
Joan Riordan ... Vivian
Bob Bost ... Doctor
Lon Slack ... Lon the John
Patricia Black ... Street Prostitute
Della Cole ... Stake out Prostitute

Lane Davies ... Lab Technician
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Russian Hit Man
Steve Lindsley ... Customer with Shorts
Danny Nelson ... Customer with Bowling Shirt
Michael Sherry ... Customer #3
Jerry Silva ... Customer #4
Paul Johns ... Customer #5
Vinnie Lynch ... Cop
Ken Kubinski ... Androsov's Pilot

Directed by
William Vanderkloot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael A. Simpson 

Produced by
Ken Kubinski .... associate producer
Michael J. Malloy .... executive producer (as Mike Malloy)
Toby Murphy .... associate producer
Robert F. Phillips .... associate producer
Jerry Silva .... executive producer
Michael A. Simpson .... producer
Kirk Smith .... executive producer (as Kirk K. Smith)
William Vanderkloot .... producer
Mark Wagner .... associate producer
Stan Wakefield .... executive producer
Original Music by
James Oliverio 
Cinematography by
John Davis 
Film Editing by
William Vanderkloot 
Casting by
Joan D'Incecco 
Shay Griffin 
Debra Neathery 
Art Direction by
Lynn Wolverton-Parker 
Costume Design by
Linda Brenick 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... key makeup artist
Philip Ivey .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mark Wagner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toby Murphy .... first assistant director
Beverly Ostrowski .... third assistant director
Cathy A. Roszell .... second assistant director (as Cathy Roszell)
Art Department
Lester Dragstedt .... set dresser
Carole Hughes .... property master
Hannah Kozak .... set dresser
Chris Miller .... set dresser
Rebecca Montagne .... set dresser
Victoria Vanderkloot .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bill Fibben .... boom operator
Shirley Libby .... sound recordist
James Oliverio .... foley artist
James Oliverio .... sound designer
Dave Wheeler .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dick Cross .... special effects coordinator
Hannah Kozak .... stunt double
Harry Madsen .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunts
Victoria Vanderkloot .... stunt coordinator
Rick Washburn .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
G. Randy Arnold .... gaffer
Mike Clayton .... key grip (as Michael Clayton)
John Davis .... Steadicam operator
Gary Holmes .... electrician
Gary Holmes .... swing grip
David Holt Jr. .... best boy grip (as David Holt)
Scott W. Leftridge .... grip
Dick Montagne .... assistant camera
Robert F. Phillips .... camera operator
Keith Sherer .... best boy electric
Joseph Thomas .... assistant camera (as Joe Thomas)
William Vanderkloot .... cinematographer: second unit
Paul Varrieur .... camera operator
Johnathan Watson .... grip
Arthur Williams .... grip
Julian Wilson .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Joann Smith .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tracy Thornton Coffie .... wardrobe assistant (as Tracy Thornton)
Laura Paris .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Teresa García .... post-production coordinator
Randy Starnes .... colorist
Music Department
Richard Burgess .... music recordist
Amy Carey .... music editor
James Oliverio .... music recordist
Other crew
Al Burrell .... production assistant
Nancy M. Duchaine .... motorcycle double
Lori English .... production coordinator
Paul Huth .... production assistant
Paul Johns .... production controller
Sue Meyer .... craft service
Charlene Murray .... office production assistant
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Frank Smethurst .... production assistant
Maria Stanfield .... production assistant
Nicole Torre .... production assistant
Tory Vanderkloot .... motorcycle double
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Mace" - Europe (English title), USA (working title)
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88 min
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
independent cop film should be more recognized, 24 March 2003
Author: senor_small from san francisco california

Dead aim is a very intense/suspensful cop thriller that is fun. Ed marinaro's role as det. malcolm douglas plays a very dedicated role as the police officer, who is on the line between justice and revenge. Mace who is douglas's nick name is fighting between two gang's taking place in atlanta, georgia, one russian gang led by Harry Goz's character androsov is very interesting. and his right hand man Epi Flexnor, played by character actor rick washburn was very intense. and of couirse the cool gang led by Jamal played by Isaac Hayes was fun, to see him with an accent. mace is caught in between two worlds of gangs. he also investigates the murder's of the herion overdoses of a few exotic dancers. the film's supporting cast also includes, Corbin Bernsen(la law, Major league) william sanderson (blade runner) , john hancock and william windom star in this film. later in the film, it get's more disturbing to what happens to the featured characters. there some action scenes, but is fit to be a police drama. this film was very realistic, intense cop film that people may enjoy, if they like cop films. the film is very short, it should have been a little longer, and the ending is a little confusing and surprising. i like those kind of endings for films of all categories, cause, you get to make it up your own ending. Mace is also a lonesome cop with out any partner. who also falls in love with exotic dancer amber played by cassandra gava. at times mace could be very sypithetic cop. this film is recommended if you can find it. it is only on VHS. i hope one of these days it will be on DVD. this film was also never released in theatres. very independent. it is very hard to find in video stores.

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