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Writers (WGA):
Michael Grais (written by) &
Mark Victor (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1990 (USA) See more »
He's a good cop. In a bad mood. See more »
A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cartoonish and silly but still enjoyable and lots of fun See more (94 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steven Seagal ... John Hatcher

Basil Wallace ... Screwface

Keith David ... Max

Tom Wright ... Charles

Joanna Pacula ... Leslie

Elizabeth Gracen ... Melissa

Bette Ford ... Kate Hatcher

Danielle Harris ... Tracey
Al Israel ... Tito Barco

Arlen Dean Snyder ... Duvall
Victor Romero Evans ... Nesta

Michael Ralph ... Monkey
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Nago
Tony DiBenedetto ... Jimmy Fingers

Kevin Dunn ... Lt. Sal Roselli

Peter Jason ... Pete Stone

Danny Trejo ... Hector
Richard Delmonte ... Chico

Elena Sahagun ... Carmen

Tom Dugan ... Paco

Rita Mergenthaler ... Marta (as Rita Verreos)
Joe Renteria ... Raoul

Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Little Richard (as Carlos Cervantes)
Wayne Montanio ... Mexican Bouncer
Nick Corello ... Nicky
Grant Gelt ... Tommy
Justin Murphy ... Freddy

Earl Boen ... Dr. Stein
Stanley White ... Sheriff O'Dwyer

Matt Levin ... Boy #1
Philip Tanzini ... Boy #2
Leslie Danon ... Girl #1

Terri Ivens ... Girl #2
Dale Harimoto ... TV News Reporter
Tracey Burch ... Sexy Girl #1
Teri Weigel ... Sexy Girl #2
Robert Ashiva Ganta Strickland ... Arms Dealer
Noel L. Walcott III ... Posse Leader
Prince Ital Joe ... Dread With Hostage
Andria Martel ... Young Stripper

Nicholas Celozzi ... Man in High Hat Bar (as Nick Celozzi)
Debby Shively ... Barmaid
Craig Pinkard ... Bartender

Matt O'Toole ... Yuppie Dealer
Kerrie Cullen ... Dept. Store Hostage

Linus Huffman ... DEA Agent
Roger Romero Godbout ... Band in McGilly's
Harry John Leamy ... Band in McGilly's
John Endeveri ... Band in McGilly's

Christopher Allen Goss ... Band in McGilly's
Libert Steer ... Reggae Band
Philip Chen ... Reggae Band
Rock Deadrick ... Reggae Band
Einstein Brown ... Reggae Band
Eric Bernard ... Reggae Band
Haile Maskel ... Reggae Band

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself
Tony Williams ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Richard Barr ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Ansel Collins ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Radcliffe Bryan ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Loris Lawrence ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Carol McLaughlin ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Lloyd Willis ... Jimmy Cliff Band
Phillip Michael White ... Jimmy Cliff Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Canning ... Screwface's girlfriend (uncredited)
Jorga Caye ... Diamond Shopper (uncredited)

Tom Lawrence ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)

Manny Perry ... Screwface's Jamaican Posse (uncredited)

Directed by
Dwight H. Little 
Writing credits
Michael Grais (written by) &
Mark Victor (written by)

Produced by
Michael Grais .... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... co-producer
Julius R. Nasso .... associate producer
Steven Seagal .... producer
John Todgya .... associate producer
Mark Victor .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
Sue Swan 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
Art Direction by
James A. Burkhart  (as James Burkhart)
Set Decoration by
Bob Kensinger  (as Robert Kensinger)
Costume Design by
Isabella B. Van Soest  (as Isabella Van Soest Chubb)
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... makeup artist (as Bob Arrollo)
John Blake .... special makeup effects
Cydney Cornell .... key hair stylist
Jef Simons .... hair styles supervisor
Jef Simons .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... executive in charge of post-production
Terry Benedict .... production supervisor: second unit
P.M. Scott .... unit production manager
David C. Thomas .... unit production manager: added scenes
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Beyer .... third assistant director (second unit)
Mathew Dunne .... second assistant director: second unit
David Kelley .... first assistant director: second unit
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
Michael-McCloud Thompson .... second assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christopher Cleary .... set dresser
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman
Doug DuRose .... props
Douglas Fox .... property master
Jill Sprayregen Henkel .... lead
Lance Lombardo .... lead man
Gilbert Wong .... set designer
Sound Department
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Clark .... sound editor (as Jeffrey Clark)
Richard C. Franklin .... supervising sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Leonard T. Geschke .... sound editor (as Leonard Geschke)
Doug Jackson .... sound editor
Chris Jargo .... adr editor (as Christopher Jargo)
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor (as Nils Charles Jensen)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor (as Suhail F. Kafity)
John Keating .... temp dub re-recording mixer
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator
Mickie McGowan .... adr voices
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Howard Neiman .... sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr co-supervisor
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound effects editor
Bob O'Brien .... sound editor
Jeff Porrello .... utility sound technician
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Larry Singer .... adr supervisor
Stephanie D. Singer .... assistant adr editor (as Stephanie Singer)
Edward F. Suski .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ed Suski)
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts
Robert Apisa .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Harold Burns .... stunt performer
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
John Cann .... stunt performer
Leah Creed .... stunts
Roger Creed .... stunts
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts
Gregg Dandridge .... stunts
Binh Dang .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts
Craig Dunn .... stunts
Richard L. Duran .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts
Kirk Elam .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Carlos Gonzales .... stunts
Fernando Grimaldo .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Jamie Sue Johnson .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Wayne King .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts
James C. Lewis .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Haruo Matsuoka .... stunts
Lisa McCullough .... stunts
Winston Omega .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
Michael Pecina .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Sorin Serene Pricopie .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Robby Robinson .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Luis J. Silva .... stunt double
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
William Washington .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts
Nick Brett .... utility stunts (uncredited)
K. Lee Johnson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
David LeBell .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jim McConnell .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Reynosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Mike Bonnaud .... lamp operator
Scott Floren .... key grip
Steven R. Monroe .... first assistant camera
Rick Neff .... camera operator
Kurt E. Soderling .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Kirk Solderling)
John M. Stephens .... director of photography: second unit
Bobby Thomas .... director of photography: additional photography
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mark Paladini .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Goldsmith .... costume supervisor
Rhona Meyers .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Derek Berlatsky .... first assistant editor
Keith Parrish .... color timer
Sebastian Serrell-Watts .... assistant editor
Location Management
Steven Shkolnik .... location manager
Music Department
Matt Dike .... music supervisor
Michael Mason .... scoring engineer
Michael Ross .... music supervisor
Other crew
Claire Baker .... script supervisor: second unit
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Kim Delgado .... adr loop group
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Marsha Koff .... production controller (as Marsha Mann-Koff)
Harry Lu .... armorer
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Steven Seagal .... martial arts coordinator
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... studio executive (uncredited)
Jane Nuttycombe .... stand-in (uncredited)
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:R18+ | Australia:M (cut) | Canada:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2010) (Blu-ray) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (2001) (DVD) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1991) (theatrical release) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1991) (VHS) | France:12 | Germany:18 (JK/SPIO) | Germany:18 (theatrical and VHS version) (cut) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (uncut) (2013) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Steven Seagal said in an interview that Hatcher's final takedown of Screwface was his favourite onscreen kill of his own.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When John and Max are chasing the Jamaicans in the BMW through the park as the Jamaicans car jumps off the ground out of the park you can see a bunch of on lookers of people watching the scene being film, you can also see them when Johns car makes the jump out of the park.See more »
Screwface:Hey, where Nesta man?
Nago:[whispers in his ear] Nesta and Jimmy Fingers are dead at the hotel.
Screwface:Nesta dead. Who do it, the white boy, Hatcher.
[Nago nodes head]
Screwface:[Screwface throws table up and hits gang member with table leg]
Screwface:I want Hatcher dead. I want his family dead. If you can't kill him, I go kill him. Then I'm gonna kill you.
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Movie Connections:
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Cartoonish and silly but still enjoyable and lots of fun, 7 December 2004
Author: russianbear54 from United States

This movie is really dumb but it's full of belly laughs. The silliest part is the fact that Seagal has a black sidekick, played by David Keith, which I guess was implemented to make the movie seem more politically correct since our hero mangles or kills countless Jamaicans. Later in the film the duo enlists the help of a Jamaican cop who's supposedly obsessed with nailing Screwface-the film's antagonist who is the ruthless leader of a drug dealing posse around which the plot is set. The action is silly and the fight scenes are funny. In this movie Seagal manages not only to shoot, but also to decapitate, to impale, to gouge the eyes of, to sever a hand of, and to break an arm and a leg of several different bad guys. I know that this sounds gruesome, but the villains always seem to be asking for it so you'll end up cheering or laughing.

Like all low-budget action flicks, this movie is plagued by some serious continuity errors. My favorite such error is in the car chase with the Ram Charger and the BMW that supposedly takes place in Chicago but was filmed in Los Angeles. To be exact, the scene where the BMW jumps on the sidewalk was filmed on the Chapman Plaza which is located on 6th Street between Alexandria and Kenmore, just North of the Equitable building. I lived in that area from 1990 to 1995 and recognized the site right away. What really gives it away though is the clearly evident tall palm trees that are all over Korea Town. I don't know, maybe it started snowing in Chicago or something and the producers did their best to avoid an in-your-face continuity error.

This movie is great if you like old-school 80's action (don't get me wrong, but 1990 is still the last year of the 80's decade). It thrills, it excites, and it will definitely make you want to sign up for martial arts lessons or go beat up your younger brother, despite your age. If you're looking for drama then watch the soaps, but if you want the best of Steven Seagal, then go rent this film.

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