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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

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Frank Stringer
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Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for almost tearing the arm off of sexually violent sociopath Sean Dellaplane, whose father is Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer. But Dellaplane himself is violent as well. Dellaplane kills his wife Patrice by shooting her. And then he plants her body in Jackson's apartment, framing Jackson. Dellaplane won't miss Patrice very much, because he has a drug-addicted mistress named Sydney Ash. He keeps Sydney hooked with a free supply of heroin. Jackson suspects Dellaplane of masterminding a murder spree against local officials from the auto workers' union. Dellaplane's mission is to gain a political power base and choose the next president of the United States. Because of what happened to Dellaplane's son Sean, Dellaplane has taken a particular dislike to Jackson. Jackson gets Sydney's help in going after Dellaplane. Written by Todd Baldridge

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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acción Jackson  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,257,000 (USA)
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When Jackson is taken captive at the Pool Hall, Sydney (Vanity) comes to his aid with a cover story about him being delusional and thinking that he was a "Holy messenger." In a slight twist of Irony, in the 1990's Vanity cast off her stage name and became an Evangelist (Messenger) for the Christian Faith. See more »

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When the thug Albert Smith is seated in a chair in the police station he is in handcuffs. But when he makes a run for it, the handcuffs suddenly disappear. See more »

Quotes

Officer Kornblau: So what's your name?
Albert: A-Albert. A-Albert Smith.
Officer Lack: Albert, your mother and father weren't by any chance brother and sister, were they?
Albert: Hey man, what's gon' happen to me?
Officer Kornblau: Oh, nothing. Uh, wel-nothing much, uh... you might have to endure a little session with, uh, Action Jackson.
Albert: Wh-who's Axon...?
Officer Lack: *Action*, Albert. *Action Jackson*.
Officer Kornblau: Yeah, some say he didn't even have a mother. That some researchers at NASA created him to be the first man to walk on the moon without a space suit.
Officer Lack: Mm-hmm.
Officer Kornblau: Others say ...
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PROTECT AND SERVE
Performed by West Coast Posse
Written by Stevie Salas, Pee Wee Jam and M.C. Jam
Produced by Stevie Salas (as Stevie "No Wonder" Salas) for Powertrax
(C) 1988 Lorimar Music Bee Corp.
All rights reserved.
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One of the Best '80s Action Flicks!
21 May 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie back in 1988, I thought then & think now that it was one of the most action packed movies for this genre. Carl Weathers plays a likable cop that goes after an unscrupulous high-end car manufacturer. All of the characters, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson & Sharon Stone round out the cast nicely to make an enjoyable, action packed viewing experience for the 1h30m that it's on. It wasn't mean't to be an academy award winner, but it set out to do what it was intended to do, and that's to be an action packed movie from start to finish. If you can appreciate movies from the '80s, this one will be a welcome addition to any collector's library. I am glad to see it on DVD, because I have played my VHS copy to the max!


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