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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

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Tracy
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Bennett
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Det. Tom Reese
Joseph Campanella ...
Harry
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Gen. Bon Soong Kwan (as Soon-Teck Oh)
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Cami
David Froman ...
Kelso
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Kay
Kimiko Hiroshige ...
Grandmother
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder ...
Anchorwoman
Robert Kim ...
Det. Lee Van Minh
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Pham Van Kwan
Eric Lee ...
New Thug
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Long Hair
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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9 July 1987 (West Germany)  »

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Stahl-Justiz  »

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$1,327,740 (USA)
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Trivia

In the film there is a scene where three Datsun Z-cars are seen driving on a surface which looks similar in design to a Copacabana Beach sidewalk - this particular location is part of the Hyatt Regency Orange County (which initially opened in May 1986 as the Alicante Princess Hotel in Garden Grove, California). After the film's release, the hotel's operator terminated its business association with Princess Cruises in response to poor revenue stemming from low occupancy rates due to its location away from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center. The hotel became part of the Hyatt Corporation where it was rebranded as the Hyatt Regency Alicante after July 1987. See more »

Goofs

After Harry shoots the truck with the bazooka, the shot from the front shows him with the protective face mask up, yet the following shot from the back shows him with the protective mask down and him raising it to the upwards position shown in the previous shot. See more »

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You're Not a Lover
Performed by Astral Plane
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Midget Cowboy
12 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Look, I have no idea what was going on in this movie, but that's partly due to the fact that at one point, a midget cowboy, wearing sunglasses in a bar, sitting by himself, and rocking to some random country band had me so excited, that I basically had to sign up on IMDb so I could tell everyone that this movie has a midget cowboy in it.

I thank the Netflix Gods for his sublime performance.

Oh, and apparently, all Asians know martial arts, and then they use the arts whenever they're least needed (I've heard this is true).

It certainly isn't Citizen Kane (that movie was in black in white), but it is the greatest movie ever made in color (named Steele Justice).


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