4.2/10
34
3 user 1 critic

Easy Kill (1989)

A bar owner/ex cop winds up in a scheme involving drug smuggling, murder, and seduction.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

The president's daughter is held for ransom in Beverly Hills by a group of middle eastern terrorists. Retired special forces agent and karate master, Hack Stone, is sent on a risky operation to get her back.

Director: John Myhers
Stars: Joe Davis, Lysa Hayland Heslov, Muneer Katchi
Action U.S.A. (1989)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.

Director: John Stewart
Stars: Gregory Scott Cummins, William Hubbard Knight, Barri Murphy
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

The wife and daughter of the president of an African state were kidnapped by terrorists. The American embassador tries to liberate them and reactivates therefore an agent who is in prison ... See full summary »

Director: David Winters
Stars: Robert Ginty, Shannon Tweed, Cameron Mitchell
Low Blow (1986)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...

Director: Frank Harris
Stars: Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A rich kid, with a fondness for fast bikes, is blamed when a motorcycle accident puts his best friend in a coma.

Director: Gary Graver
Stars: Rick Hearst, Jon Stafford, Paul L. Smith
Terror Night (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Lance Hayward, a silent movie star, appears as various characters, killing quite a handful of unfortunates, using various weapons.

Directors: Nick Marino, André De Toth
Stars: John Ireland, Cameron Mitchell, Alan Hale Jr.
Mutant War (Video 1988)
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The sequel to 'Galaxy Destroyer' which finds our hero Harry Trent wandering Earth's post-apocalyptic landscape full of mutants, monsters, and fragmented human tribes. Harry's attempt to ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Piper
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Matt Mitler, Deborah Quayle
Demon Cop (1990)
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A former probationary officer who is a patient at a mental asylum escapes and prowls the city, looking for victims whose blood may cure the blood disease he has that has turned him into a werewolf-type monster.

Directors: Rocco Karega, Hal Miles
Stars: Rocco Karega, Cameron Mitchell, Theresa Fenneaux
Lethal Games (1991)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A criminal mob hires a gang of thugs to subdue a small urban community, but the community decides to fight back.

Director: John T. Bone
Stars: Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Dave Adams
The Tomb (1986)
Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A tomb robber steals artifacts from an unmarked tomb in Egypt and sells them to different archeologists in America. This displeases the immortal woman whose tomb has been desecrated, so she... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine, Sybil Danning
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Vincent G. Cox
Stars: Richard Lynch, Griffin O'Neal, Tawny Fere
No Justice (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A violent sadist has been appointed a deputy sheriff by his uncle, the alcoholic and corrupt county sheriff, who runs a drug-smuggling and bootlegging operation on the side. When the ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred H. Dresch, Richard Wayne Martin
Stars: Bob Orwig, Cameron Mitchell, Steve Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Frank Davies / Alex Anderson
...
Jade Anderson
...
Eddie
Shayne Leith ...
Martin
Elliot Frantz ...
Mickey
Deon Stewardson ...
Speedo
Rick Skidmore ...
Bomber
J. Everett Leck ...
Customs Official
Mark Lancaster ...
Passport Control
Hal Orlandini ...
Officer Johnson
Tom Aigner ...
Officer Swain
Philippa Vernon ...
Jolene
Jay ...
Pool Player
Edit

Storyline

Frank Davies is a bar owner/ex-cop. The lovely Jade Anderson walks into the bar one night and Frank is smitten. He learns that her husband is a diplomat gone bad, smuggling drugs in from Peru. He decides to help her but Jade has her own machinations. She thinks that she's got him twisted around her little finger, but he knows a lot more than he's letting on. He knows about the bomb. The money... Written by Kyle Palkowski

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She came out of the night alone, afraid... and deadly.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Facile da uccidere  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[upon learning of Alex's smuggling and his trying to silence Jade]
Frank Davies: Since when did diplomats go around killing their wives? I always thought the upper echelon was removed from such primitive instincts.
Jade Anderson: I'm sorry I told you anything.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sleazy = sleazy
14 July 2008 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

"Easy Kill" (1989, Josh Spencer): Ah, "Easy Kill". I don't think I've ever seen a sleazier film than this. This film is 100% pure, uncut '80s sleaze. Every single scene just exudes it from every pore. The characters are scummy, the lighting is dark and smoky (but not in an evocative way), with most of the film taking place (where else?) in a bar, the costuming is all shoulder-pads and pastel dress shirt-khaki combos, the music is all '80s sax and synths. For god's sake, the film stars Frank f-cking Stallone, haha.

The film deals with a woman named Jade, who is fleeing from her murderous drug dealer husband, and is assisted by bartender Frank, who gets IN TOO DEEP, etc, etc. The main characters are played by Jade Badler and Frank Stallone, meaning, yes, they have the same names as their characters, making this seem less like a movie and more like what Frank Stallone does on Friday nights.

The film's technical aspects are about as accomplished as you'd expect from a cheapo '80s flick. The direction is staid, the acting poor, the editing jarring, the sound editing ludicrously bad, with the levels moving up and down within the same SHOTS, things cutting off and foleyed back within scenes, etc. (in a perfect storm of badness, her husband's dialogue appears to have been shuttled in from another film that took place on an airplane hangar, and also sounds like he does voiceovers for movie trailers when he's not shooting people and dealing coke) and the boom mike encroaches on about every third shot.

Frank Stallone looks like Sylvester and Jay Leno had a baby. Also, the film gives us a wonderful changing sequence between the two main characters, where we *deLIGHTfully* find out that he wears smaller, tighter underwear than she does. I can see how Frank Stallone's bulge was absolutely imperative to the film (in fact, he seems to take his shirt off at every opportunity, and I saw his breasts more than any gratuitous female, which seems to indicate that the filmmakers were unaware of the market for this film, unless of course I severely underrate the market for "lame action movies where less popular action-star brothers show off their hairy chests".

The film has a minor reputation in bad movie circles as being a classic of '80s action sleaze (hey, there's that word again), and it only sort-of delivers. The film doesn't fulfill all of the Hilariously Bad Action Movie Checklist (it has the bad acting, hilariously bad dialogue and mindbogglingly stupid plot twists, but lacks any propensity for sudden explosions), and seems to run far too long, making it closer to pure badness than fun badness. The film does have one shot (literally) that was a bit inspired (the husband shoots a dude in the face through a pillow, masking a shortcoming and making what could have been a neat motif with the feathers flying), but it comes almost certainly by accident. as doing anything right in this film was certainly not intentional.

{Grade: D- (1/10) / #25 (of 25) of 1989}


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?