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12 February 1988 (USA) 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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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Action Jackson" is a competently standard showcase for Carl Weathers' superhero cool… See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Carl Weathers ... Sgt. Jericho 'Action' Jackson

Craig T. Nelson ... Peter Dellaplane

Vanity ... Sydney Ash

Sharon Stone ... Patrice Dellaplane

Thomas F. Wilson ... Officer Kornblau

Bill Duke ... Capt. Earl Armbruster

Robert Davi ... Tony Moretti
Jack Thibeau ... Detective Kotterwell

Roger Aaron Brown ... Officer Lack
Stan Foster ... Albert Smith
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Secretary

Ed O'Ross ... Frank Stringer

Bob Minor ... Gamble
David Glen Eisley ... Thaw

Dennis Hayden ... Shaker

Brian Libby ... Marlin
David Efron ... Birch
Alonzo Brown ... Big Lady with Purse
Diana James ... Hooker

Matt Landers ... Desk Sgt. #1
Thomas Wagner ... Desk Sgt. #2
Deidre Conrad ... Policewoman
William H. Burton ... Policeman (as Bill Burton Sr.)
Preston Hanson ... Master of Ceremonies
Ivor Barry ... Stuffy Old Guy

Al Leong ... Dellaplane's Chauffeur
John Lyons ... Yacht Guard #1
Glenn R. Wilder ... Yacht Guard #2 (as Glenn Wilder)
Steve Vandeman ... Yacht Guard #3
Michael McManus ... Lionel Grantham

De'voreaux White ... Clovis (as De'Voreaux White)

Melissa Prophet ... Newscaster
Prince Hughes ... Edd (as Prince A. Hughes)

Jim Haynie ... Morty Morton
Edgar Small ... Raymond Foss

James Lew ... Martial Arts Instructor
Nicholas Worth ... Cartier
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Kid Sable
Christopher Broughton ... Pickpocket (as Chris Broughton)
Charles Meshack ... Poolroom Bartender

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Poolroom Thug #1 (as Miguel Nunez)

Branscombe Richmond ... Poolroom Thug #2
Richard L. Duran ... Poolroom Thug #3 (as Richard Duran)
The Knudsen Bros ... Streetsingers
Armelia McQueen ... Dee

Sonny Landham ... Mr. Quick
Susan Lentini ... VW Driver (as Sue Lentini)
Kenneth B. Belsky ... Red Devil Bartender

Francis X. McCarthy ... Oliver O'Rooney (as Frank McCarthy)
Ronnie Carol ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Druilhet ... Undercver Cop (uncredited)
J. Mills Goodloe ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. ... Extras (uncredited)
Paul Sofronoff ... Man in bar (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig R. Baxley 
 
Writing credits
Robert Reneau (written by)

Produced by
Steve Perry .... associate producer
Joel Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbie Hancock 
Michael Kamen 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Art Direction by
Virginia L. Randolph  (as Virginia Randolph)
 
Set Decoration by
Philip Leonard  (as Phil M. Leonard)
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance  (as Marilyn Vance-Straker)
 
Makeup Department
Paul Abascal .... hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Perry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Alan Kahn .... second second assistant director
Terry Miller .... second assistant director (as Terry Miller Jr.)
Benjamin Rosenberg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph C. Fama .... construction foreman
Jaymes Hinkle .... production scenic artist (as Jimmy J. Hinkle)
Don Kaeding .... leadman
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Michael Papac .... assistant property master
Enrico Paronelli .... paint foreman
Tommy Tomlinson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alex Algarin .... dubbing projectionist
Carmen Baker .... adr assistant
Ron Bartlett .... foley editor
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Michael J. Benavente .... sound effects editor (as Mike Benavente)
Sherrie Bayer Burke .... dialogue assistant (as Sherrie Burke)
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Deschaine .... foley mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Phyllis Drury .... assistant sound re-recordist (as Phillis Drury)
Ezra Dweck .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound effects (as Stephen Flick)
Aaron Glascock .... assistant sound editor
Cecelia Hall .... adr editor (as Cece Hall)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Richard King .... sound effects editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... dialogue editor (as Nicholas Korda)
Bud Maffett .... production sound mixer: second unit
Harrison D. Marsh .... cable person
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Perry .... boom operator: second unit (as Michael V. Perry)
Bernard F. Pincus .... dialogue editor (as Bernard Pincus)
Robert Renga .... sound re-recordist
Dennis Rogers .... sound re-recordist
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue
Catherine Shorr .... sound effects editor (as Cathy Shorr)
Richard Shorr .... sound effects
John Shouse .... supervising dialogue editor
James Simcik .... adr editor
Ronald Sinclair .... adr editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Ed Steidel)
Douglas Vaughan .... boom operator (as Doug Vaughan)
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Rosemarie Wheeler .... adr assistant (as Rosemary Wheeler)
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jay Bartus .... special effects propmaker
James Camomile .... special effects foreman (as Jim Camomile)
Al Di Sarro .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Sebok .... special effects propmaker (as Andy Sebok)
Arthur Vacca .... special effects propmaker
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects prop shop
 
Stunts
Jamie Anderson .... stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts
John Borland .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts (as Janet S. Brady)
Alonzo Brown .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt coordinator (as Jophery Brown)
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Doug Coleman .... stunts (as Douglas R. Coleman)
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Jim Connors .... stunts
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Eddy Donno .... stunts
Andy Epper .... stunts (as Andrew Epper)
Allan Graf .... stunts (as Allen Graf)
Norman Howell .... stunts (as Norm Howell)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas J. Huff)
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunts (as Joel J. Kramer)
Myron L. Lapka .... stunts (as Myron Lapka)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
Dwayne McGee .... stunts
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula-Marie Moody)
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts
Diane Peterson .... stunts
Wally Rose .... stunts
Fred Scheiwiller .... stunts
Ron Stein .... stunts
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
Louis Viscolosi .... stunts
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts (as Gerard Williams)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Amorelli .... electrician (as Michael Amorelli)
Mike Amorelli .... gaffer: second unit (as Michael Amorelli)
Bill Barcroft .... grip
Lloyd Barcroft .... best boy
John Baron .... gaffer: second unit
Douglas E. Beal .... assistant camera
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator: second unit
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer (as Patrick R. 'Goldie' Blymer)
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: Detroit (as Buddy Botham)
Peter Davidian .... electrician: second unit
Bob Fillis .... best boy (as Robert Fillis)
Bob Fiore .... electrician
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Richard Hartley .... electrician: second unit (as Richard Hartley Jr.)
Norman Lang .... electrician
Michael Laws .... electrician: second unit (as Mike Laws)
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator: "b" camera (as John Leonetti)
John R. Leonetti .... camera operator: second unit (as John Leonetti)
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Johnny London Jr. .... grip
Edward Morey III .... Steadicam operator: second unit
John Oteri .... camera operator: Detroit
Alan Shultz .... grip: second unit
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator
William J. Taylor .... grip: second unit (as William Taylor)
Stephen J. Ullman .... assistant camera
Michael D. Weldon .... assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
 
Casting Department
Bess Gilbert .... extras casting
Glenn F. Haines .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Kemper .... set costumer: women (as Florence B. Kemper)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Elson .... first assistant editor
Frank E. Jimenez .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... supervising music editor
Jackie Krost .... music supervisor
Richard McIlvery .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music scoring mixer (as Stephen McLaughin)
Richard Perry .... song producer
 
Transportation Department
Mike Fenster .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Paula Abdul .... choreographer
Aurorah Allain .... assistant choreographer
Gordon Antell .... production assistant
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Jack Crain .... knife design/manufacturer
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... production executive
Art Fransen .... technical advisor
Vic Heutschy .... publicity coordinator
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager
Brian McMahon .... helicopter pilot: aerial filming
Michael Papac .... armorer
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager (as Peter Robarts)
Stephen Roland .... craft service
Steve Share .... assistant location manager (as Steven Share)
Tamara Smith .... production associate
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (as Charles Tamburro)
Michael Tamburro .... helicopter ground coordinator
Elaine K. Thompson .... production associate
Ladd Vance .... assistant: Joel Silver (as Ladd Rosenberg-Vance)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... distribution and marketing coordinator (uncredited)
Del Spiva .... distribution coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #28927) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Carl Weathers (who was about 39 at the time of shooting for this film) joked that the rigorous shooting schedule for the action sequences "aged his body into his 60's" all of which he blamed on the director Craig R. Baxley.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Carl Weathers and Vanity jump out of the hotel window to escape the police and onto the roof of his convertible parked in an alley, their impact reveals the mattresses inside the car covered with black cloth which comes undone at the rear window. You can also see the scaffolding at the bottom of the scene for the camera, also protected with a mattress.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 his mother was molested by Bigfoot and, uh, Jackson is their mutant offspring.
[...]
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
"Action Jackson" is a competently standard showcase for Carl Weathers' superhero cool…, 18 May 2008

Action is a proud man, a high-school track star, a dedicated cop, a sergeant who lost his lieutenant's stripes almost two years ago…

He jostles a conceited, two-faced, backstabbing mass murderer called Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson). Director Craig R. Baxley has not only carried it off, but makes you believe it… One must also give some of the credit to Carl Weathers whose erect muscular body and his charm and good looks give some credence to the heroics…

The picture contains fun, lots of action, and two sexy women…

Vanity looked so gorgeous when she was shot up with heroin…

Stone met her husband after his first wife died and his son went to prison… She thinks that he may seem greedy and arrogant but he remained loved by everyone, and the whole experience changed him… She also thinks that Jackson is not so different from her husband, that both are stubborn, and both intent on getting what they want…

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