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Melissa
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Foster
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Jim O'Malley ...
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Jeremiah Pope
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A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader (Ed Lauter) who wants only to kill all criminals and those associated with them. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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JUSTICE NOW without the constraints of the legal system

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Con su propia justicia  »

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This was 'Max Slade''s (Young Mark) final movie before he went off to pursue a career as a rock star. See more »

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Sean: You want to be a cop like daddy?
Young Mark: Shit, yeah!
Dale Goddard: Watch your mouth, Mark.
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Burnin'
Performed by Carol Douglas
Written by Mark Barkan
Published by Reno/America Co. (BMI)
Produced by Ed O'Loughlin, Midland Int. Records
Copyright 1977
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23 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The title of the movie doesn't do justice for what the movie is about. If I had it my way, I would have called this movie "Fire and Explosions!" Half the movie has something or other blowing up and catching on fire. Almost a hundred people are shot and killed by either C. Thomas Howell or one of the other hit-men. The acting and direction are good. Surprisingly, for a straight to video release, the movie has excellent production value equal to many Hollywood movies. This is one of C. Thomas Howell better film as he holds most of the movie together. The only problem I had with the movie was its story. Like one of Howell's victims that gets shot up with a number of bullets, this story had a lot of holes in it. A typical story for many action movies you see late at night on Cinemax, The Sweeper is one of th better films to watch. A movie for your typical guy who likes explosions, fire, bullets flying and nudity, The Sweeper is terrific.


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