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Dead Bang (1989)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  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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You know the man at a glance. And he still carries a badge. DON JOHNSON is JERRY BECK. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Dead-Bang  »

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$8,125,592 (USA)
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Throughout the movie Bobby Burnes uses a Browning 9mm, When he tries to kidnap Beck in his car he again has the Browning. During the Shootout after Beck crashes his car into the police car to get away from Burnes, Burnes opens fire on him with a Berreta 92F 9mm. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Beck: I'll be finished in a minute. Keep an eye out for the cops.
Elliott Webley: I will not. I will not be a party to this, Beck. I will not allow this to happen under my aegis.
Jerry Beck: Under your what?
Elliott Webley: My aegis. My, er, auspice. I'm responsible here.
Jerry Beck: [to Ellis handcuffed on the ground] You hear that? He's responsible here. But I'm not. Now Goddamn it, I need some answers here. I've got a splitting headache. I'm seeing double. Shit, I think I'm going to throw up over.
James Ellis: He took off in a wagon. A brown, er, maroon Ford wagon. ...
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Referenced in Resident Alien (1990) See more »

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Serenata Huasteca
Performed by Los Tres Ases
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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Anything but a dead bang....
4 August 2004 | by (Universal Imports) – See all my reviews

Another one of those TV stars who moved into movies this sadly has been put alongside with Caruso's JADE but on closer inspection all movies are not that bad..... Dead Bang is a fairly run of the mill cop against bad guys type thing but what takes it out of the run of the mill is the direction from Frankenheimer & the star turn from Johnson. Johnson gives a great performance as the stressed cop,we can see the frustration in Beck's life either doing his job or trying to see his kids,his acting is done very well & not over the top..in particular the xmas morning bust Beck makes..the start of the scene we see the alcoholic sweats to later on being sick all over the suspect. The supporting cast however do not raise their game to give the support Johnson needs with William Forsythe in particular giving a completely wooden performance which is surprizing as he has been so much better.

The action scenes are handled very well indeed...The gunfights(are they're are a few) are not to Hollywood for my liking.

On the whole a very enjoyable movie & it shows that Don Johnson should have been a movie star.


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