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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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$8,125,592 (USA)
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Director John Frankenheimer hired his usual composer, Gary Chang, to score the film, but much of his work was replaced by Michael Kamen - at the behest of the studio. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Beck: You know, I don't believe I've ever seen a cross like that on a church before, reverend. Exactly what denomination is that?
Reverend Gebhardt: The Aryan Nation Church of Christ, Mr Beck.
Jerry Beck: How does that differ from say, oh, the Baptists?
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Performed by Los Diamantes (as Los Tres Diamantes)
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Internacional
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LA cop takes on white supremacists who've killed one of his own.
26 August 2000 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

I shied away from this film initially, due to its low IMDB rating at the time, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It's based on actual events, yet the story has all the right elements of a great action film. Don Johnson's LA cop is up against tremendous odds, a renegade, a drunk, lonely, and yet an entirely likeable character. Whether you like Johnson (the actor), or Frankenheimer (the director), or action films (the genre) in general, give this film a chance. It's almost perfect. Completely underrated by the scoring on this site.

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