Steele Justice (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  9 July 1987 (West Germany)
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Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Det. Tom Reese
Joseph Campanella ...
Gen. Bon Soong Kwan (as Soon-Teck Oh)
David Froman ...
Kimiko Hiroshige ...
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder ...
Robert Kim ...
Det. Lee Van Minh
Pham Van Kwan
Eric Lee ...
New Thug
Long Hair


John Steele is a Vietnam Vet who's had trouble adjusting to life after the war. He hasn't been able to hold on to a job which includes being a cop. When his best friend, Lee who also served with him in Vietnam, and who also became a cop was killed by some drug dealers he was investigating. Steele was able to save his daughter and saw one of the shooters. He later sees him and learns that he is the son of General Kwan, another person he served with in Vietnam who was running his own deals on the side, and who tried to kill Steele and Lee but Steele not only survived but thwarted his last plan. Steele suspects Kwan is involved with Lee's death but unfortunately Kwan's a respected member of the community. And Steele's former boss Bennett is not in a rush to find the killers cause investigation reveals that Lee may have been dirty which Steele knows is not true. Steele sets out to prove Lee's innocence and to get Kwan. Written by

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The only law is the Black Tiger's. The only justice is John Steele's. See more »


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Release Date:

9 July 1987 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Stahl-Justiz  »

Box Office


$1,327,740 (USA)

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16 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

After watching this movie, you're not likely to wonder why Martin Kove didn't get the chance to make any more starring vehicles. It's unforgivably bad technically by 1987 standards. What's up with that green glow that accompanies every single shooting or explosion? What's up with the scenes that appear to move in fast motion? And why does Shannon Tweed have only two brief scenes? (*1/2)

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