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Tough and Deadly (1995)

Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big ... See full summary »

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John Portland
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Elmo Freech
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Agent Norton
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William Helms
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Winston Briggers
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Milan
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Trekkler
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Maureen Peek
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Carl Weldon (as Brent Van Hoffman)
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Ronald E. House ...
Gerte Reichtman (as Ronald House)
Lisa Comshaw ...
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Tiny
Ed Berke ...
Ambulance Driver
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Elmo Freech is a private investigator and was contracted by John Portland, a CIA agent who suffers amnesia, in oder to reveale a dubious case of drug smuggling in which are involved big fishes of the CIA and from Washington. Written by Volker Boehm

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Their Form of Justice Takes No Prisoners. See more »

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14 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Peligrosamente duros  »

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During the last act of the film Elmo's facial hair variates, almost shot-to-shot, from full beard to five o'clock shadow to even cleanly shaved. See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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I've Had Enough
Written by Pavel Volykhine
Performed by Blue Ruin
(C) 1993 Volykhine Enterprises, BMI
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Blanks & Piper work well together
6 February 2008 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Following an assassination attempt, a CIA Agent (Billy Blanks) ends up in a hospital with amnesia. Sensing an opportunity on a possible bounty, skip tracer Elmo Freech (Roddy Piper) tries to get the mystery man's fingerprints, but ends up stopping a second murder attempt instead. Freech then takes the in the dark agent under his wing and dubs him "John Portland." One brief training session later, John is back to kicking ass, which is helpful as a group of assassins (led by Richard Norton) are still out to get him while the head of the CIA (James Karen) wonders what happened to his top secret agent.

This is an enjoyable mid-90s action vehicle. Blanks may not be much of an actor, but he makes up for it with his skillful martial arts. The highlight of the film is a midway showdown with Norton, a man as equally talented in the fight game. It is a shame Blanks never got bigger exposure from the 8 or so DTV films he did, but I'm sure Tae-Bo has compensated him well. What is really interesting is the great chemistry between Blanks and Piper. This was their second feature together (following 1994's BACK IN ACTION) and the two have a great rapport.


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