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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 »


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Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Russ Parrish
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Very Decent 90's Action Flick
25 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Found on NETFLIX-had so many of my fave 'character actors': Bruce Payne, (WARLOCK 3, CHARMED, SWITCH), Jeff Kober, (everyone's fave bad guy!), MC Hammer, Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, TIMELINE, BOOMTOWN,) Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck, General Hospital) among others, just had to watch! Stayed interested; well paced. Though I still can't understand how Brian Bosworth ever became a movie actor, this is one of his 'better' roles and very believable. Don't agree with the goof-looks like one side of the windows exploded, then the others, which would make sense. Not too much blood, though lots of guns and kicks. If you like these guys, well worth the 90+ minutes!

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