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Release Date:
9 July 1987 (West Germany) See more »
When the police needed someone to stop the Vietnamese Mafia, there was only one choice... See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Kove ... John Steele

Sela Ward ... Tracy

Ronny Cox ... Bennett

Bernie Casey ... Det. Tom Reese

Joseph Campanella ... Harry

Soon-Tek Oh ... Gen. Bon Soong Kwan (as Soon-Teck Oh)

Jan Gan Boyd ... Cami
David Froman ... Kelso

Sarah Douglas ... Kay
Kimiko Hiroshige ... Grandmother
Sheila Gale Kandlbinder ... Anchorwoman
Robert Kim ... Det. Lee Van Minh

Peter Kwong ... Pham Van Kwan
Eric Lee ... New Thug

Al Leong ... Long Hair

Shannon Tweed ... Angela Spinelli

Irene Tsu ... Xua Chan

David L. Lander ... Army Guard (as David Lander)
William S. Wong ... Young Tough (as Willie Wong)
Bonnie Bradigan ... Reporter #1
Big Bull Bates ... Baldy
Asher Brauner ... Mob Thug #1
Joseph Hieu ... Mob Thug #2
Ruth Britt ... City Official

Phil Fondacaro ... Dan - Bartender

Kevin Gage ... Army Sergeant
Phil H. Fravel ... Cop #1 (as Phil Fravel)

Dean Raphael Ferrandini ... Cop #2 (as Dean Ferrandini)

Alan Johnson ... Doctor
Tak Kubota ... Gold Tooth
James E. Picciolo ... Prisoner
Gerry Rand ... Policeman
John Michael Ryan ... Hovercraft Pilot
April Tran ... Chemist
Kenneth Chamitoff ... Soldier (as Kenneth H. Chamitoff)
Chris Hillman ... Singer of the Desert Rose Band
Herb Pedersen ... Singer of the Desert Rose Band
John Jorgenson ... Singer of the Desert Rose Band
Astrid Plane ... Herself - Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Desert Rose Band ... Themselves

George Cheung ... Mob Thug #3 (uncredited)

Lyle Howry ... (uncredited)

Season Hubley ... (uncredited)

Jeff Imada ... Mob Thug #4 (uncredited)

James Lew ... Mob Thug #5 (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Boris 
Writing credits
Robert Boris (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Coleman .... executive producer
John A. O'Connor .... associate producer (as John O'Connor)
Michael Rosenblatt .... executive producer
John Strong .... producer
Original Music by
Misha Segal 
Cinematography by
John M. Stephens 
Film Editing by
John A. O'Connor  (as John O'Connor)
Steven Rosenblum  (as Steve Rosenblum)
Casting by
Paul Ventura 
Production Design by
Richard N. McGuire 
Art Direction by
Gary R. Bailard 
Set Decoration by
John Nelson Tischler 
Russell Zoller 
Costume Design by
Leslie Wilshire 
Makeup Department
Carla Rosetto Fabrizi .... key hair stylist
Carla Rosetto Fabrizi .... key makeup artist
Lesa Nielsen .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Thomas A. Irvine .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Drobashevsky .... additional second assistant director
Thomas A. Irvine .... first assistant director
R.P. Sekon .... second assistant director
James Steele .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Jeff Forester .... assistant property master
Tom Hamilton .... set dresser
Danny Martin .... set dresser
Thomas Montgomery .... construction coordinator
Robert Zoller .... property master
Sound Department
John Asman .... re-recording mixer
Neil Brody .... re-recording mixer
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... production sound mixer
Scott Heman .... re-recording mixer
Jack Keath .... adr editor
Tally Paulos .... sound effects editor
David Saucedo .... boom operator
Marty Stein .... supervising sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator (as James Wayne Beauchamp)
Greg Johnson .... special effects makeup
Teddy Koerner .... special effects foreman
Joni Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator/stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Darryl Chan .... stunts
George Cheung .... stunts
Mark Dacascos .... stunts (as Mark Alan Dacascos)
Joe Gilbride .... stunts
Brian Imada .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Shinko Isobe .... stunts
Daniel Lee .... stunts
James Lew .... stunts (as James Jene Fae Lew)
Groneman Michael .... stunt double: gang member
Michael Pecina .... stunts
Brandon Pender .... sword fight coordinator
John Sistrunk .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
Rene Veluzat .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Eddie Wong .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bertram .... key grip
Dennis Bishop .... gaffer
David W. Donoho .... additional key grip
Rob Forrest .... grip (as Robert Forrest)
Kurt Fries .... electrician
Scott Fuller .... second assistant camera
Robert N. Gersicoff .... first assistant camera
Nathaniel Goodman .... second assistant camera
Gary Louzon .... camera operator
Michael Martino .... best boy electric
Philippe Meyer .... grip
L. Scott Paul .... electrician
Steev J. Pears .... first assistant camera
Julian Pena .... rigging foreman
Stewart Schill .... electrician
Mark Scholl .... grip
Mat Toenniessen .... electrician
Scott Whited .... grip
Kenneth Winber .... best boy grip
Elissa Zimmerman .... still photographer
Casting Department
Judi Zimmerman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Raymond Albertini .... wardrobe assistant
Rita Azar .... costume supervisor
Barbara Stephens .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Mark T. Canning .... apprentice film editor
Joe Delia .... assistant film editor
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Lou Lombardo .... first assistant film editor
Karen Neel .... assistant film editor
Kenneth C. Paonessa .... additional film editor
Stewart Schill .... assistant film editor
Jerry Temple .... additional film editor
Location Management
Thomas Evanhoff .... assistant location manager
Terry Gusto .... location manager
Scott Patterson .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Sheridan Wolf Eldridge .... score engineer (as Sheridan Eldridge)
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... music editor
Tony Mandracchia .... musician: featured guitar solos
John Philip Shenale .... music programmer: score
Transportation Department
Jason Belsky .... transportation captain
Other crew
Christena Alcorn .... script supervisor
Debbie Cibella .... production assistant
Robert Eshman .... production assistant
Julie B. Freund .... production coordinator
Angela Gozzi .... key production assistant
Jeff Kutash .... choreographer
Kevin B. Piatt .... craft service
Michael Risoli .... extras coordinator (as Mike Risoli)
Chuck Rousseau .... special weapons coordinator
Frank Rousseau .... special weapons coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min | West Germany:89 min (video: 84')
Color (United)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:16 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #28572) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

Before Martin Kove crashes his truck into the QUA Trang social club you can see a drive-in billboard showing karate kid part 2 also staring Martin Kove.See more »
Continuity: The Datsun 280ZX used during a chase scene switches into a 1972 model 240Z which is seen when the car rolls over.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Riot on 42nd St. (1987)See more »
The One That Got AwaySee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Steele Justice, 28 August 2016
Author: dukeakasmudge from Parts Unnknown

I didn't realize Martin Kove, the leader of the Cobra Kai dojo in the Karate Kid movies played John Steele in this movie until I read somebody else's review.Steele Justice was an awesome movie that is way overlooked & should be more well known then what it is.The whole time I watched it, I couldn't believe nobody turned it into a TV show back then or at least spun off a couple sequels.That would've been genius I think.I'm not going to spoil the movie for anybody else but there are a lot of things that will make you either laugh (even though it's probably not meant to) go WOW or WTF.You'll just have to watch for yourself.Watch for the music video though.It seemed like right in the middle of an action flick, they stopped to make a music video.After reading a few other Steele Justice reviews I seemed to have missed out on a few things the 1st time I watched it so now I feel the need to go back & watch it all over again.If you're an action movie fan, go watch Steele Justice.If you're not an action movie fan, go watch Steele Justice

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