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Excessive Force (1993)

R  |   |  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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Jake
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Sal DiMarco
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Fat Tommy
Liza Cruzat ...
Hooker
Leon Delaney ...
Hitman #1
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Tony Epper ...
Delivery Man
Christopher Garbrecht ...
Red
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Lieutenant Landry
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Lucas
Paula Anglin ...
Yvonne
Bobby Bass ...
Limo Driver
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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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New Line Cinema were hoping that lead actor Thomas Ian Griffith would become a studio/stable star, similar to Warners then-arrangement with Steven Seagal. 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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Followed by Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995) See more »

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Amazing Grace
Traditional Performed by Brian McKee and David E. McKee
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Thomas Ian Griffith makes this movie semi worth watching.
8 September 2002 | by (Metairie, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Thomas Ian Griffith seems to be a better actor then screenplay writer, because the story is somewhat forgetful, the story centers around Terry McCain, A tough Dirty Harry like cop. who beats a confession out of witness in order to put a mob boss(Burt Young) away for life. But the mob boss, gets off due to Terry's excessive antics on a witness. But the heat really gets turned up on Terry, when the mob boss turns up dead, and Terry becomes the main suspect. Thomas Ian Griffith may seem like another Steven Seagal, but unlike Steven Seagal, Thomas Ian Griffith is an action hero who can act, and unlike Steven Seagal's characters, Thomas Ian Griffith made the character of Terry McCain, more human then one dymentional. Despite good acting by Thomas Ian Griffith,and good martial arts scenes. The story is very forgetful.


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