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Excessive Force (1993)

R | | Action | 14 May 1993 (USA)
A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise. The new Chief of Police makes it clear to the... See full summary »

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Terry McCain
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Devlin
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Jake
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Sal DiMarco
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Fat Tommy
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Hooker
Leon Delaney ...
Hitman #1
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Delivery Man
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Red
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Lieutenant Landry
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Lucas
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A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise. The new Chief of Police makes it clear to the last remaining officer that he will look the other way if he takes the law into his own hands. When the policeman finds he can't follow through on this someone else does and he finds himself and his girl are being hunted by more or less everyone for their own reasons. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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In the 70's, Chuck Norris. In the 80's, Steven Seagal. In the '90's, action has a whole new name... Thomas Ian Griffith. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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14 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Jon Hess was chosen as director after forming a close relationship with New Line Cinema when he was pitching his take on "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III". See more »

Quotes

Terry McCain: [at the hospital, interrogating a suspect] Come on Tony, quit dicking me around, I know you work for DiMarco. I know everything abut that operation. I need to hear you say it. Okay. Let's see what flying through a window does to the human body.
[reads the chart]
Terry McCain: Broken ribs, broken nose, multiple contusions, sprained ankle. Oh, a sprained ankle.
Tony: [McCain slams the chart on the ankle] Fuck you, I know my rights!
Terry McCain: [leans on his chest] Let me tell you something. I've wasted the last three years of my ...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack 2: Hostage Train (2017) See more »

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Amazing Grace
Traditional Performed by Brian McKee and David E. McKee
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no name action
4 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Police detective Terry McCain (Thomas Ian Griffith) leads a raid on Sal DiMarco (Burt Young)'s operation in an action packed gun battle. Sal is released in court due to excessive force. Sal lost $3 million and he wants his money back. Terry's boss Devlin (Lance Henriksen) is tired of Terry's short fuse. He plays the piano to wind down in Jake (James Earl Jones)'s jazz club. His police partner is Frankie Hawkins (Tony Todd).

Thomas Ian Griffith can kick but he has absolutely no charisma. The guy is better off as a stuntman or a non-speaking thug. He should not lead a movie no matter how low the expectations. He fades into the background. It's odd to have so many better actors on the screen. This could be a functional 90s action B-movie if a more compelling personality is leading.


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