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Rowena Wallace ...
Sgt Lucy Andrews
James Richards ...
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Gemma Anderson
Zale Daniel ...
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Matthew Quartermaine ...
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Brian Fitzsimmons ...
Chief Inspector Hudson
Bill McCluskey ...
Bradford
Suzanne Dudley ...
Brothel Madam
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Brothel Customer
Fiona Gauntlett ...
Julia Summers
Phil Meacham ...
Collis
Bernie Davis ...
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Ramsay McLean ...
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An Australian Martial Arts Film, can it be?
6 August 2002 | by (Greece and Australia) – See all my reviews

I couldn't believe it when i saw it, an Australian martial arts movie. Playing just past 3am I expected a low budget movie, but i didn't expect it to be an Australian martial arts movie. Another gem of a film which I came across staying up yet another night.

Jason Blade is back in Perth, Australia, to form a crime task force to assist in the capture of the lethal Jim Baxter, a criminal martial arts master. Baxter has just made a daring escape from jail to renew his vendetta against Blade. When Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend Gemma, a martial arts confrontation ensures from which there can emerge only one victor, Blade.

The final sequence in an abandoned electricity plant is thrilling, with great fight sequences. Along with an old woman psychiatrist, who thinks she's a commando, and a veteran martial arts instructor, Strike of the Panther is great. I just never thought I would see an Australian martial Arts film, because they just didn't exist. I just recently discovered there is a first film "Day of the Panther", and "Strike of the Panther" is its sequal. I'll probably never find a copy, but i have high hopes for it to play in the middle of the night, just like all the low budget movies I love to watch.

I recommend you also see Cobra Force, which is the greatest low budget movie.

Great Movie, Terrible acting, fake sound effects, predictable plot, at times unbelievable, martial arts, and Australian, 10 out of 10, what can I say, I gave Titanic a 1


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