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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 overview, first billed only:
Sgt. John North
Agent Karl Savak
DeJuan Guy ...
Mikey Adams
Dexter Kane (as Hammer)
Agent Ward
Agent Klark
Deborah Worthing ...
Darlene North
Rachel Duncan ...
Marianne North
Tattoist (as Robert La Sardo)
Agent Tam
Christopher M. Brown ...
Jake (as Christopher Brown)
Mustapha (as R.B. Bowens)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 July 1996 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

One Man's Justice  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


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


This Time
Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Russ Parrish
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Man with Ring in Nose Beware!
2 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film started out with a boot camp situation with a drill instructor breaking in his new company of Army enlistments. All of a sudden there is a horror show going on in a local convenient store, where things start being turned into Swiss Cheese and lots of tomato juice. The Army instructor is Brian Bosworth,(John North),"Mach 2",'01,who winds up in a hospital for a few weeks and when he gets outside the door, all hell breaks loose. In this picture there is a very young boy who deals with drugs and is very street smart, which in today's society is being used all the time. These kids are under age and cannot be given hard sentences, so they do the dirty work of the Older Boys. Bruce Payne,(Karl Savak),"Hellborn",'03 gives an outstanding performance as an FBI agent who seems to like evil more than good. This is an entertaining film, but there is nothing you will remember about this film after an hour goes bye~! This film was called two names: "One Man's Justice" and "One Tough Bastard", whatever you prefer

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