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Action Jackson (1988)

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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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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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power | murder | union | police | cartoon on tv | See more »

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NAME: Jericho Jackson NICKNAME: "Action" HOME: Detroit PROFESSION: Cop EDUCATION: Harvard Law HOBBY: Fighting Crime WEAPON: You're looking at 'em See more »


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12 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Acción Jackson  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,257,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The car seen at the mansion, the Halley, is actually a 1987 Pontiac Fiero with body effects that make the car resemble a Ferrari Testarossa coupe. See more »

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When Jackson is on the roof of the taxi, the driver fires his gun through the roof making several holes. However, when the taxi crashes a few seconds later, there are no holes. See more »

Quotes

Officer Lack: Have you ever had your head forcibly rammed up your ass?
Officer Kornblau: uh, no
Officer Lack: Well mark your calendar...that day's coming!
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Referenced in Surge of Power (2004) See more »

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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
Performed by Levert
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson
Produced by Craig Cooper, Gerald Levert and Marc Gordon for Trevel Production Company,
Inc.
(C) 1974 Mighty Three Music
Administered by The Mighty Three Music Group
All rights reserved.
Courtesy Atlantic Records
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If action had a name it would be ACTION.... Jackson!
21 July 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Some say he didn't even have a mother and he was created by NASA to be the first man to walk on the moon without a space suit, others say his mother was molested by a Yeti and he was their mutant offspring... Well their all wrong he's actually just the most bad ass cop in all of Mo-Town. And he's out to kick some serious posterior on Martial Arts, Gang Lord Craig T. Nelson (ABC's Coach) and his gang of Euro- Trash 80's Super Assigns. Carl Weathers is "Action" Jackson the Cop so bad the that he can beat the living cheese out of the crooks so badly that their ancestors will feel it 12 centuries from now. He knocks a giant fat guy through a door! He throws some guy out a window with such force that the sorry punk flies through the window of the building on the other side of the alleyway! He destroys a cab by flipping over it for Pete's Sake!!! Why do they call him Action? Do the Math Brainiac!!! SEE IT!!!


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