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Release Date:
1 October 1996 (USA) See more »
When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
David Bradley ... Nick Adams

Charles Napier ... Warden Pike

Yuji Okumoto ... Jimmy Wong
Clabe Hartley ... Larry Dickerson
Benita Telles ... Hannah (as Benita Andre)
Jim Maniaci ... Mr. Clean
Adam Clark ... Squid
Alon Stivi ... Riggs
William S. Wong ... Lee

John Koyama ... Chow

Vernon Wells ... Galaxy 500
Patrick Francis Bishop ... Webster
Mali Hofesh ... Girl

Doug Kruse ... Mani

Arthur Roberts ... Dr. Ellis
Harold Cannon ... Bruno
Animal ... Bodyguard
J.P. Romano ... Man in Cell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Mercury ... Escaped Prisoneer on Bus (uncredited)

Professor Toru Tanaka ... Cookie (uncredited)

Robert Werhan ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Yaitanes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Nicholas Amendolare  written by
Chris Bold  written by

Produced by
Scott Nicholas Amendolare .... line producer (as Nicholas Amendolare)
Aria Ben-Yishay .... associate producer
Boaz Davidson .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Gregory Dix .... co-producer
Alex Hazan .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Tzury Mimon .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Original Music by
Don Peake 
Cinematography by
Moshe Levin 
Film Editing by
Omer Tal 
Casting by
Jacov Bresler 
Leeza Davidson 
Aaron Griffith 
Production Design by
Aria Ben-Yishay 
Art Direction by
Manuel Ramón 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Nejman 
Costume Design by
Betty Fenner 
Makeup Department
Debra-Lee Davidson .... makeup department head
Lisa Nelson .... assistant hair stylist
Lisa Nelson .... assistant makeup artist
Michelle Renee .... hair stylist: third unit
Michelle Renee .... makeup artist: third unit
Production Management
Gregory Dix .... production manager
George Gale .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Bohbot .... first assistant director: third unit
Lisa Brookes .... second assistant director: third unit (as Lisa Brooks)
Stacey Kalkowski .... second assistant director
Kris Murphy .... second assistant director
Michael J. Sarna .... second unit director
Sierra Sweet .... second assistant director: third unit
Chris H. Ullrich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kathleen Coates .... property master
Oscar Franco .... storyboard artist: third unit
Aaron Sternlight .... propmaster: third unit
Sound Department
John L. Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Back .... sound effects editor
Donna Beltz .... supervising sound editor
David Cook .... boom operator: third unit
Rob Disner .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... foley mixer
Eddie Gilroy .... sound re-recording mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Alan B. Samuels .... sound mixer: third unit
Debbie Starkman .... foley artist
Sabrina Stephenson .... sound effects editor
Gretchen Thoma .... foley editor
Gretchen Thoma .... foley mixer
Pat Toma .... sound mixer
Thomas White .... adr editor
Thomas White .... adr mixer
Joseph Zappala .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Eric Leisher .... pyrotechnics assistant
Kevin McCarthy .... special effects coordinator (as Kevin Francis 'Boomer' McCarthy)
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnics assistant
Don Powers .... third unit special effects
Chuck Schulthies III .... pyrotechnics assistant
Allen Brock .... stunts
Darryl Chan .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunt coordinator
Rex Reddick .... stunt double
J.P. Romano .... stunt coordinator
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunt coordinator
Mechael John Serna .... stunt coordinator
Billy Wong .... stunts (stunt double)
Yannick Derrien .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Edgar Arellano .... gaffer: third unit
Jeff Baustert .... director of photography: second unit
Merle Bertrand .... grip
Michael Black .... second assistant camera: third unit
Brent Bye .... electrician
Brian Byram .... grip
Russell Caldwell .... gaffer
Pat Conard .... first assistant camera: third unit
Kirill Davidoff .... camera operator
Rick Davidson .... Steadicam operator
Kathy Grieb .... electrician: second unit
Cristin Harrigan .... electrician
John Harris .... assistant camera: "b" camera, third unit
Kevin Henonen .... grip
Frank M. Holgate .... aerial camera operator: third unit
Steve Holgate .... camera operator: third unit
Mike Hughes .... electrician: second unit
Matt Jacobson .... electrician
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Paul Janossy .... second assistant camera
Scott Jenson .... key grip
Lisa Michele Jones .... still photographer
Bob Kay .... electrician: second unit
Jenna Miller .... assistant camera: "b" camera, third unit
Frances Mohajerin .... camera operator: third unit
David Namir .... director of photography: third unit (as Dudy Namir)
Charles Newhart .... electrician
Luis Ortas .... second assistant camera
Brian Pass .... assistant camera: second unit
Cricket Peters .... best boy electric
Terence Pratt .... assistant camera: second unit
Randall Robinson .... camera operator
Randall Robinson .... director of photography: additional photography
Eric Scott .... camera operator: additional unit
Tim Shinkle .... grip: third unit
Butch Smith .... electrician: third unit
Todd W. Spencer .... best boy grip
Don Spiro .... electrician
Jason Stuck .... best boy electric
James H. Sweeney .... grip
Chris Tylor .... assistant camera: second unit
Mark Venezia .... grip: third unit
Thomas Vozza .... still photographer
Mark Razzle Walden .... key grip: third unit
Kristen Wheeler .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joel Brandon .... wardrobe assistant
Wendell Kimbell .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Sabine El Gemayel .... assistant film editor
Saul Escobedo .... color timer
David Parmenter .... negative cutter
Location Management
Ted Beauregard .... location manager: third unit
Robert Medina .... location manager
Transportation Department
Casey Slade .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Gideon Amir .... producer: third unit
Rick Anders .... production assistant: third unit
Issac Beniam .... production assistant: third unit
Nicole Berger .... production coordinator
João Fonseca .... production assistant
Danny Frankel .... armorer: third unit
Danny Frankel .... weapons specialist
Allan Gordon .... weapons assistant
Jeremy Gray .... production assistant
Todd Grove .... associate producer: third unit
Nicole Halpin .... craft service
Jennifer Hill .... production assistant
John Jabaley .... production assistant: third unit
Laura Nightingale .... script supervisor
Debra Payne .... script supervisor: third unit
Javier Reyna .... key set production assistant
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot
Mechael John Serna .... action director: third unit
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot (as Rick Schuster)
Jeff Sparks .... production assistant: third unit
Alon Stivi .... fight choreographer
Bela Trutz .... production assistant
Dirk Vahle .... helicopter pilot: third unit

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Rated R for non-stop brutal violence, and for language
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:(Banned) | USA:R

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Final credited film project of Professor Toru Tanaka before he died of heart failure on August 22, 2000.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Merchant of Death (1997)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very Disappointing, 26 November 2005
Author: Nick Dets from US

In the mid-90's, Nu Image had a good thing going with its direct to video action pictures. Movies like "Live Wire: Human Timebomb" were fun and action-crammed with decent budgets and a high guilt factor. By the preview, the following entry "Hard Justice" seemed it would be the peak of this entertainment scene. With fresh, John-Woo inspired director Greg Yaitanes, B-Movie legend Charles Napier and lots of great stunts and explosions, how could it go wrong? Unfortunately, this one is a big misfire with too much emphasis on a weak story rather than on its well-done action sequences.

The opening scene is promising, as narc officer Nick Adams (a forgettable David Bradley) takes down a large-scale drug deal in a seemingly fail-safe warehouse. Wouldn't you know it, there's an overhead window Nick smashes through by means of dropping from a helicopter, guns blaring. He is marginally successful, but consequences lead him to go undercover in a hardcore prison to find out who murdered his ex-partner.

This is where the movie starts to go flat. Writers Nicholas Amendolare and Chris Bold invest way too much in the prison section of the film. The subplots of goings-on in the prison are clearly more interesting to these writers than they are to the poor audience member. The action scenes are stifled by this plot structure, being that they are pushed aside so that a weak, mostly boring plot can be developed. The results are a very mediocre action movie.

One recommendable aspect of the film is the few big action sequences. Yaintes is very skillful in capturing details as to involve the viewer in the action. He has an eye for what looks cool in terms of stunt work, gun play and special effects. With a better script, he could make a very strong action film. Its too bad this is a less than strong debut.

Also, watch for good performance by Yuji Okomoto and the beautiful Benita Andre, who plays Nick's wife Hannah. They do what they can in a limiting script, and their work should be recognized.

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