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Dead Bang (1989)

R  |   |  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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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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Serenata Huasteca
Performed by Los Tres Ases
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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Johnson does the anti-Crockett cop
7 August 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the theater and the only thing I remembered about it was Don Johnson puking on a guy. So with all the talk of Frankenheimer on the other board, I decided to revisit it and was more than happy I did. Don Johnson stars as Jerry Beck (apparently based on a real LAPD cop) who begins to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The investigation ends up taking him all over the US on the trail of white supremacists. The film is pretty gritty and realistic but suffers from a terrible Hollywood "We blinded you with convenience" ending. That aside, there is much to like here from Johnson's anti-Crockett cop to great supporting turns by William Forsythe and Bob Balaban to the witty script. And, of course, the aforementioned puke scene. Not as good (or as sleazy) as my 52 PICK UP, my favorite 80s Frankenheimer vehicle, but still worth checking out.


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