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Dead Bang (1989)

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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24 March 1989 (USA)  »

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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 Percy tårar (1996) See more »

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Un Mundo Raro
Performed by Los Diamantes (as Los Tres Diamantes)
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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A well made action flick.
23 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie plays like a typical good detective novel. Except for the hero every character is totally one dimensional and the well written story doesn't really deliver any big surprises. This being said, this film delivers decent acting, a compelling plot, and polished Hollywood production value. Frankenheimer definitely knows his way around the genre and he gets the most of Don Johnson's much-maligned acting chops by casting him in a role which perfectly suits Johnson's trademark 'maverick' cop character.


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