A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Feliciano (as Jim Mitchum)
Capt. Bonano
David Goss ...
Arab Tourist
Julie Schoenhofer ...
Jaguar (as Lincoln Kilpatric)
Lt Maxwell
Mr. Fong
Brandon Angle ...
Larry Lawrence ...
Joe Fresno (as Larry Frio)
(as Tony Katscuas)
Master Nona
David Curtis
Bryant Norris
Genedy Alexiovich


A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

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Release Date:

5 December 1987 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

California Cops  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Turkey is knocking on the door of the hotel room in which the gang members are holding the Arab tourist couple hostage, then he identifies himself as the manager. In reality, he would be required to identify himself as a policeman. See more »


Capt. Bonano: You know what you've done for me? The commissioner's on my ass. I get gas. Every day ends with a Tums festival! Right now, because of you I gotta go to the bathroom.
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Crazy Credits

The names of the credited cast are in stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the opening credits. See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Wheel of the Worst (2013) See more »


Composed and Produced by Elton Ahi
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'Tis An Act Of Charity To Guide An Audience Away From This Wretched, Messy Movie.
30 January 2010 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

A drought of inspiration that marks this sloppily made film will be followed by a deluge of revulsion from many who must overcome their better judgement in order to watch it through to its conclusion. The film opens as "Feliciano" (James Mitchum) and a group of his absurdly vulgar henchmen are engaged in planning their next criminal enterprise, kidnapping a small boy, an action intended to induce the lad's father to fork over six million dollars that he purportedly stole from this mini-mob. We then see Feliciano and his associates as they raid some sort of horse ranch upon which the targeted boy and his mother reside, therewith yanking the youngster from his mother's arms and slaughtering numerous ranch hands, using automatic weapons. The story then shifts to the mean streets of Hollywood, California, where a "rogue cop", Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Turquoise (Turkey), played by David Goss, assigned to the Department's Hollywood Station, along with his somewhat more manageable partner "Jaguar" (Lincoln Kilpatrick), struggle manfully with the Forces of Evil, depicted against a less than authentic law enforcement procedural backdrop. In between ordering and eating a hot dog from a street vendor, Turkey and Jaguar attack and mow down a couple of rapists in the act, as it were, following which they run into who else but the kidnapped tot's mother, who has peculiarly been instructed by Feliciano to stroll along Hollywood Boulevard in an attempt at somehow locating her estranged husband (and, of course, the six million dollars). Following the traditional "Give me your badge, you're fired!" interim with Turkey's supervising Captain, performed with strident ineptitude by a once competent Cameron Mitchell, a relieved-of-duty Turkey grimly strives to rescue the kidnapped boy. This is a decision that requires him to be specially nimble, as the remainder of the film matches him in opposition to a particularly violent band of thugs armed with a broad range of weaponry. On the face of it, the film functions without a director, and with a screenplay that is probably a mere outline only, as only seldom does a scene offer a semblance of order. It is understandable that the cast may lack inspiration from this crude connection of sex and sadism, wherein entirely well-shaped characteristics cannot be found. A musical background is provided throughout the picture, unfortunate in the event, as it is a loud and boring piece, repeated endlessly, not stilled even when inappropriate, and never to be described as having specifically addressed any screen action. This low-budget affair had yet enough funding for deciding in favour of casting a large group of extras as ruthless (albeit incompetent) Feliciano goons, and also a surplus of nubile females who take any opportunity to aimlessly meander about. In a story wherein it would be difficult to determine which collection of antagonists is the more irresponsible, the camera-work adds little interest. The film's episodes are generally shot in the foothills of Hollywood and its environs. A basic requirement for any production is preparation, but this obviously was not foremost in the minds of this picture's creators, with a result being a pitiable effort that wants for intelligence as well as imagination.

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