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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 »
User Reviews:
The hard times bring out the best. See more (28 total) »

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
Deborah Chesher ... Nurse
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)
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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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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

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Trivia:
The last film that Menahem Golan produced with Chuck Norris.See more »
Quotes:
Man at food stand:[Danny O'Brien is undercover and acting like a short order cook when he gets an unsatisfied customer] These are the worst eggs I've ever had, man!
Danny O'Brien:Wait till you try the toast.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Killer (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Two Can be OneSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The hard times bring out the best., 12 December 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Out of the ordinary for Norris? In a way it does feel like it, but still those sweaty and muscle-bound elements are still evident but in a lesser tone. Norris does kick some ass, but he plays a scarred, guilt-ridden and unsure character that doesn't see himself as some sort of hero (the media portrays) with the main focus being on the welfare of his girlfriend and their expected baby. Some might say that it's a sombre performance with little emotion, but it's a heartfelt turn that you feel every aching and haunting thought. Complementing that broad complexion is David Michael Frank's score, which is always there and holds a sorrow edge. The story builds upon its material with a humane angle, as Norris battles the demons (spares us some wry relationship humour) while the killer (the terror) is mainly a lumbering shadow that emits terror in the most basic and raw way. It's primal and old-fashion police-killer premise, but stays stimulating throughout. That's not discarding some repetitive and contrived inclusions, and how the killer does feel secondary to Norris. William Tannen's direction gradually forms suspense and moves quick enough (even with some useless spots). The action isn't eye-opening, but it's a sturdy display with moments of atmospheric lashings and the setting in a renovated movie theatre is a nice touch. The violence is quick, with the killer providing a sure cure for neck problems. An above-par cast do a sound job. Brynn Thayer excels as Norris' girlfriend. Jack O'Halloran's animalistic, brute physique is his performance and Steve James is enjoyable too. Rounding the cast off; Ryan O'Neil, Jeffrey Kramer, Murphy Dunne and a short, but important see-in for Billy Drago (this guy has presence) who explains the creepy and unsettling nature of the wanted killer.

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