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Excessive Force (1993)

 -  Action  -  14 May 1993 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Terry McCain
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Sal DiMarco
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Fat Tommy
Liza Cruzat ...
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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Paula Anglin ...
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Bobby Bass ...
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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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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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Alto Calibre  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Terry McCain: Before they blew his head off, they smashed his knees. His knees, for Christ's sake.
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Followed by Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995) See more »

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You Inspire Me
Written by Jack Ackerman
Performed by Bob Anderson
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Sleazy Cast, Sleazy Film
8 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has all the earmarks of Hollywood excess in modern-day action/crime films: excessive violence, profanity, crooked cops, conspiracy theories, Rambo-like mentality, a sleazy hero and generally no likable characters in the whole film. That about summarizes this one.

However, when you hear that a film is a "direct to video" one, chances are it's not exactly a high- quality film. I agree with one critic who said Thomas Ian Griffith is a better actor than a writer. He does both in this film. It's basically his movie. I also think he's pretty good at being an unlikeable guy on screen. Of course, I could say the same of the sleazy characters Burt Young and Lance Henrikson usually played, too. When you see this cast, the content isn't surprising. I never thought James Earl Jones was as classy as his reputation, and him being mixed in with this group only solidifies my position regarding him.


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