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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Blodgett (novel)
Dennis Shryack (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 August 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Heroes hit hardest.
Plot:
Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Chuck Norris ... Danny O'Brien

Brynn Thayer ... Kay

Steve James ... Robinson

Jack O'Halloran ... Simon Moon

Jeffrey Kramer ... Dwight

Ron O'Neal ... Mayor

Murphy Dunne ... Theater Manager

Heather Blodgett ... Betsy
Tony DiBenedetto ... Dobeny

Billy Drago ... Dr. Highwater
Joe Guzaldo ... Copelli
Peter Miller ... Chief Bridges

Karen Lorre ... Ginger (as Karen Witter)
Lorry Goldman ... Ginger's Manager
Christine Wagner ... Doctor
Francette Mace ... Boutique Owner
Bill Harris ... Interviewer

Branscombe Richmond ... Victor
Melanie Noble ... Harriet
Shelley Pogoda ... Receptionist

Tiiu Leek ... TV Announcer
Chesher Cat ... Nurse (as Deborah Chesher)
Saladin James ... Maitre D'
Michelle Michaels ... Businesswoman
Beans Morocco ... Priest (as Dan Barrows)

Lucy Lee Flippin ... Media Person
Leona Mills ... Media Person
John Solari ... Media Person

Robert Wall ... Wall (as Bob Wall)
Jamison Shea ... Restaurant Staff
Cynthia Wilde ... Restaurant Staff
John David Yarborough ... Restaurant Staff
William Tannen ... Civil Engineer
Winifred Freedman ... Gina
Gary Rooney ... Cop
Phil Shipko ... Cop
Theodore J. Mehous ... Parking Attendant

Ron Shipp ... Intern
Michael King ... Doctor
Antonio Canale ... Baby
Cherie Sassoon ... Baby
Henry O. Watson ... Police Sergeant
Diane Robinson ... Policewoman
Benny Podda ... Trainer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Blodgett ... (uncredited)
Robert Hammond ... Cop (uncredited)
Doyle McCurley ... Coroner (uncredited)

Directed by
William Tannen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Blodgett (novel "Hero and the Terror")

Dennis Shryack (screenplay) &
Michael Blodgett (screenplay)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Raymond Wagner .... producer
John Zane .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Michael Frank  (as David Frank)
 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
 
Film Editing by
Christian Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Holger Gross 
 
Set Decoration by
Kate J. Sullivan 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Ellen Winston 
 
Art Department
Chris Santini .... carpenter
Drew Williams .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Jeff Burman .... sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Preston Oliver .... foley mixer
Kathy Siegel .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
John Eggett .... special effects supervisor
Shaun O'Neal .... special effects technician
Ken Tarallo .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts (as G. Charles Brewer)
Bob Brown .... stunts (as Robert Brown)
Hal Burton .... stunts
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts (as Bob Cummings)
Bud Davis .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Michael De Luna)
David Efron .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator (as Jon Epstein)
Greg Gault .... stunts (as Gregory Gault)
Robert Hammond .... stunts
Rosine 'Ace' Hatem .... stunts (as Rosine Ace Hatem)
Al Jones .... stunts
Al Lee .... stunts
Jimmy Medearis .... stunts
Faith Minton .... stunts
Carol Neilson .... stunts (as Carol Lee Neilson)
Eric Norris .... stunts
Mike Norris .... stunts (as Michael Ray Norris)
Brad Orrison .... stunts
Víctor Quintero .... stunts (as Victor Quintero)
Charlie Skeen .... stunts (as William Charles Skeen)
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunts (as Randall Widner)
Robert Wall .... stunts (uncredited)
Randell Dennis Widner .... stunt double: Jack O'Halloran (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Alexander .... key grip
David Azzoto .... electrician
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Allen Cappuccilli .... assistant film editor
Robert W. Hedland .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Joachim H. Hansch .... music supervisor (as Joachim Hansch)
Avi Kipper .... score recording & mixing
John La Salandra .... music editor
David Linn .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Mischa Hausserman .... pilot
Howard Jackson .... trainer: Mr. Norris
Rick Prieto .... fight choreographer (as RickPrierto)
Emily Rice .... production accountant
Joe Straw .... production accountant
Dino Vindeni .... production intern
Bob Wishnefsky .... production assistant
John Achorn .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
96 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2005) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1989) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:15

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The last film that Menahem Golan produced with Chuck Norris.See more »
Quotes:
Danny O'Brien:Well, the way I see it, Victor, you have two choices: you can swim for it or you can give it up.
Victor:[chuckles] I'm gonna break you like a bad habit numb-nuts.
Danny O'Brien:Well, that is a third choice.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Two Can be OneSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Can you say pilot?, 22 August 2006
Author: vchimpanzee

It has been a year, but even after six months of therapy, Det. Danny O'Brien is still having nightmares about that fight. His therapist, Kay, is more than just his therapist. She's pregnant with his baby and O'Brien wants to marry her.

Simon Moon, who killed 22 women, breaks out of Camden State Hospital three years after O'Brien captured him. But the laundry van he stole ran off the road and into the Snake River (wait, if he was in California ... or does California have a Snake River?). His body is never found.

A dilapidated neighborhood in Los Angeles may be on its way back after the city spent $14 million on the renovation of a legendary theater. The completion of the project is being celebrated with a big movie premiere. What the people inside don't know is that before the event started, two women were killed in the building. Everything points to Simon Moon, but he's dead. Isn't he?

The beginning of the movie made me wonder if this was the sort of thing I could enjoy. But seeing the name of Ben Matlock's gorgeous daughter in the opening credits gave me an incentive to watch. Brynn Thayer isn't that great-looking here, but she is attractive and she has her good moments as an actress. Plus her character is easy to like.

Chuck Norris is tough when he has to be, but also quite kind and tender. He did a good job, and I actually liked him. I could see this movie as the pilot for a series (if it had been made recently), but I don't know that I'd watch week after week. Those looking for Norris to display his martial arts skills get one scene where he teaches Victor a lesson.

The investigation is interesting, though not that complicated.

What I wasn't expecting when I saw the opening was so much comedy. Many of O'Brien's scenes with Kay, the scene where the nervous theater manager tells Betsy she has the job, the scene where Robinson said he would help with the investigation, and part of Robinson's one other scene in the theater. Plus a chase by police that involves O'Brien but has nothing to do with the rest of the plot.

The movie is not that violent, except for the nightmare. The killer (whose face we don't see) breaks people's necks, which isn't pleasant to watch, but it's not bloody.

It was good for a TV-movie. Average for a theatrical production.

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