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Dead Bang (1989)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  24 March 1989 (USA)
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy extremists. In addition to the racists, Beck also has to contend with an unhelpful FBI agent. Written by Rob Hartill

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For one cop this isn't just a case. It's a war. See more »


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This film was the first major starring role for Don Johnson as a leading actor just as his hit TV series, Miami Vice was nearing it's end. Like the show, he also plays a cop in this film. See more »

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Elliott Webley: If I were you I'd give AA some thought. Alcoholism is a disease, you know.
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Referenced in Resident Alien (1990) See more »

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Serenata Huasteca
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Good Action movie
7 August 2001 | by (Valencia, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best movie Don Johnson has ever done. He still looked young, he plays it mostly straight, and he keeps most of the "drunk-philosophy" talk out of it. Very little self-pity, most of Don Johnson's focus is on getting the Aryan Nation types who killed a Police Officer. Some interesting supporting cast members. The bad guys are all bad (they are not wayward youths, they are just plain evil). A few good shoot-outs, but nothing too outrageous. This movie has action, detective work, and it accomplishes its goal. Aside from a superfluous throwaway love scene; and some brief "Don Johnson Philosophy of Life" remarks; the movie is very good.


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