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One Tough Bastard (1996)

When a man's wife and family are murdered, he plots revenge only to find out that the killer is under Federal protection and he must exact his own form of justice.

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Cast

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Sgt. John North
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Agent Karl Savak
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Marcus
DeJuan Guy ...
Mikey Adams
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Dexter Kane (as Hammer)
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Agent Ward
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Agent Klark
Deborah Worthing ...
Darlene North
Rachel Duncan ...
Marianne North
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Chocolate
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Hank
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Tattoist (as Robert La Sardo)
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Agent Tam
Christopher M. Brown ...
Jake (as Christopher Brown)
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Mustapha (as R.B. Bowens)
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Storyline

Cool wacko cop, Karl Savak wants to steal and sell prototype military weapons. But, while he was stealing ammo, one of his comrades kills the family of John North. He is a military combat expert, who soon after starts his own investigation. But, it's not easy to take down one of most decorated FBI officers. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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26 July 1996 (Italy)  »

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One Man's Justice  »

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Trivia

Though credited as director, Kurt Wimmer was removed early during filming and producer Kurt Anderson took over as director. See more »

Goofs

In the cemetery scene Sgt. John North is wearing a field grade officers cap (embellishments on visor) instead of an enlisted type (plain black visor). See more »

Quotes

Karl Savak: Don't you know it's illegal to drive while dead?
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Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

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This Time
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Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Russ Parrish
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Wow, just wow.
26 July 2009 | by (Placerville, CA) – See all my reviews

I haven't made it all the way through this movie yet, but I have to say that this is one of the best terrible movies I have ever seen. It's an almost standard "good guy vs. cop gone bad" story, but the level of "bad" that the cop has going for himself is ridiculous. The bad guy is so bad that in the first scene that I saw him in he shoots up a room full of drug dealers, then someone else comes in to shoot him and he shoots them too. Blood all over the place. Again, standard fair for a movie like this. The best scene in this movie was where the bad guy is talking to an informant while holding an ice cream cone. The informant doesn't give him the information that he wanted so out of nowhere the bad guy kicks him in the crotch so hard the informant throws up. I hadn't really been paying attention to the movie up until this point, and maybe it says something about my generation, but I couldn't stop laughing at that. It's like the script writers went "OK, he's bad sure, we've shown him smuggling drugs and shooting people and being in general a terrible person, but what can we do to make it clear that this is the bad guy? I know! Let's have him kick a guy in the crotch really hard! BRILLIANT!" Of course, the other possibility is that the actor was a method actor and this was an improved action on his part. If so, that is the most brilliant director in the world to allow it to be kept in, since that's not what's happening, it's still a really odd action movie.


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