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Live by the Fist (1993)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  7 July 1993 (USA)
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A man is unjustly convicted of a brutal crime. In prison he must fight for survival, justice and freedom.



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John Merill
Uncle Coronado
Ted Markland ...
Helen Ferris
Vic Diaz ...
Warden Acosta
Romy Diaz ...
Roland Dantes ...
Captain Vargas
Berting Labra ...
Ramon D'Salva ...
Zernan Manahan ...
Nick Nicholson ...
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A man is unjustly convicted of a brutal crime. In prison he must fight for survival, justice and freedom.

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American Samurai 2  »

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Forget the plot, watch for the fighting
6 December 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

OK, the acting's poor, and so are the lines. But the on-screen fighting is sheer class. This film is by no means a classic, but it's worth a view just because of the high number of fight scenes. If you want realism go look out your front-room window.

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