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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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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 a world of corruption and betrayal, it takes a little excessive force to get the job done. 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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Alto Calibre  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,152,117
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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 »

Goofs

When approaching the crime scene at the garbage dump, the coroner has already laid out a body bag next to the dead body. For the close up however, the same body bag is being placed next to the body. See more »

Quotes

Terry McCain: Give it up.
Hitman #2: Fuck you!
Terry McCain: Oh, that's original.
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Apartment Blues
Written by Michael Melvoin (as Mike Melvoin)
Performed by Michael Melvoin (as Mike Melvoin)
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S10 Reviews: Excessive Force (1993)
14 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Thomas Ian Griffith (who was introduced to film audiences as the slimy Terry Silver in The Karate Kid part III) wrote, produced and stars in this action flick about Terry McCann, a Chicago cop with a short fuse (and one hell of a kick) who becomes engulfed in an inside plot to steal $3 million in mob money from a crime scene. They don't like that. He now has to unravel the plot before it gets him killed and those he loves around him.

I really enjoyed Excessive Force (1993). Griffith is a very likable and watchable action hero. The plot isn't the most original thing going for it but it moves fast and has good energy. An interesting cast was assembled for the film which included genre fave Lance Henrikson, Vader's voice James Earl Jones, Candyman himself Tony Todd, Rocky's brother-in-law Burt Young and the exotic Charlotte Lewis. The cast I think is what saved it from becoming standard action fare.


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