After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hubbard Knight ...
Barri Murphy ...
Gary Beal ...
Garrick (as Gary Beall)
Malcolm King ...
Rod Shaft ...
Billy Ray
David Sanders ...
Jim Eiglehart ...
Helicopter pilot
Brennon Hatley ...
Sheriff Pritchard
Matthew Scott Carlton ...
Conover's aide
Chaelie Pack ...
Rich man


After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.

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14 October 1989 (South Korea)  »

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Handful of Trouble  »

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It's not about the script, it's not about the acting .....
24 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Action U.S.A." is not about the script, it's not about the acting, it's all about the fun factor. With outrageous stunts and quirky dialog, the film delivers definite entertainment value. The story of missing diamonds being pursued by bad guys is so thin it would fit beneath a piece of cardboard. I say ignore the script and concentrate on what's being said. You will be surprised at the clever one liners spewing forth. Stunt work is terrific, with a helicopter flight that is beyond belief. Thespians should avoid "Action U.S.A." like they would a rabid dog. Those seeking a fun film that has action with an attitude should look no further. - MERK

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