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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: [under sign saying: NIGGER! If you don't live here - don't be here past sundown] Cute sign, chief.
Chief Elton Tremmel: Yeah, fuckin' ACLU. Commie Jew bastards made us take it down. Used to be out front. Don't make no difference. Ain't no nigger gonna stay in this town after sundown. Oh, by the way, I briefed my boys. No sign of a maroon Ford wagon so far. Are you cold?
Jerry Beck: Does it show?
Chief Elton Tremmel: Yeah, blue lips'll give you away every time. You California boys have got it too easy. All that sunshine and pussy thins the blood.
Jerry Beck: ...
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Un Mundo Raro
Performed by Los Diamantes (as Los Tres Diamantes)
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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wow! a throwing-up scene!
15 October 2002 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

John Frankenheimer really outdid himself when he directed this film. What an accomplishment from the director of Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days In May, The Train and Black Sunday. Imagine a scene showing the films hero throwing up all over someone! What innovative filmaking. Seriously this is a typical cop thriller. Without the foul words it could have been an episode of Miami Vice. Don Johnson plays an alcoholic, down on his luck, loose cannon on the deck cop chasing white supremists through the Southwest. Johnson is an intense hero even if he isn't likeable in some ways. Theres a wonderful scene where he throws a fit after talking to his ex-wife. Theres a good foot chase involving several car accidents as well. My favorite part though is the one where he threatens the police shrink he compares to Woody Allen. I can understand why they never made Dead Bang 2 but this film is still worth your time if you like cop thrillers.


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