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Death Warrant (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  14 September 1990 (USA)
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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his... See full summary »

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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. Written by Tognacci Sebastiano <seblog@maya.dei.unipd.it>

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Written and filmed as "Dusted" by Cannon Pictures, who financed the picture. Shortly after its completion, Cannon went bust and MGM, who took over their remaining pictures, renamed the film "Death Warrant". However, the old Australian VHS tape came with the Cannon logo at the start and some international trailers credit Cannon as the studio behind the picture. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie Burke shoots the Sandman several times in the chest. Later in the movie when the Sandman first attacks Burke when being held up in chains, we see the Sandman leaving the room with his shirt open and bares a chest with no bullets scars. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant DeGraf: Kiss your black ass goodbye.
Hawkins: Go fuck yourself, you pudgy bastard.
[Spits]
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Bring Me a Dream
Written by Martha Davis and Gary Chang
Performed by Craig Thomas
Produced by Gary Chang and Curt Taylor
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"Death Warrant" is classic 90's Van Damme.
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"Death Warrant" is classic 90's Van Damme. This time around: Louis Burke (Van Damme) is a policeman who goes undercover in a jail to investigate a murder. While inside, he realizes there's not just murder, but corruption. Now he has to high kick and low split his way to justice.

After the weak "Lionheart", Van Damme realized that he should take a break from the Kumites, and the Underground Brawls and focus his efforts into a making a fun action pic. The final fight had all the ingrediants for the usual Van Climax: Swift, brutal kicks to the face and an action hero trademark, an impaling.

If you watch enough Seagal, Norris, and Van Damme flicks you realize it's all the same, but who cares, it's another 90 minute action movie with mediocre writing and directing! Yeah! For more insanity, please check out: comeuppancereviews.com


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