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Prey of the Jaguar (1996)

A cop trains in martial arts to become a superhero to go after the killers of his wife and son.

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Derek Leigh
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The Commander
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Cody Johnson
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Damien Bandera
Paul Regina ...
Randall Bentley
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Toymaker
Tom Badal ...
Roger Reed
Fiona Hutchison ...
Karen Leigh (as Fiona Hutchinson)
Steven Vincent Leigh ...
Kenichi Tanaka
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Master Yee
Vincent Klyn ...
Sonny DePazos
Devon Michael ...
Jeremy Leigh
Benjamin Gates Jr. ...
Will Jackson
Mike McSween ...
Tommy Chilton
Vic Trevino ...
Gino
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When his wife and son are brutally murdered by a fugitive drug lord that he helped put behind bars, former Special Ops agent Derek Leigh vows to avenge their deaths. After mastering lethal fighting skills at the hands of a martial arts instructor, he assumes the identity of The Jaguar - a vigilante superhero from his son's drawings - and with nothing more to lose, sets out on a fierce, one-man blood hunt to bring the criminals to final justice. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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February 1997 (Germany)  »

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A Perseguição do Jaguar  »

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The text of the (real) Bandera file on the computer screen reads: "DEMIAN, BANDERA E You would think that a huge file like this would tell you something. Not so. I just open up my paint program and let my brain dribble out on the monitor. Bandera doesn't eve(n) exist, you know. He is just a character in a movie! I can't believe that I'm trying to write bio on a man who doesn't even exist. Now I have to write a second collumn. Oh, the tedium... This paragraph won't even have the benefit of my sense of humor. I'm so over having to write this blurb that I can't think of anything to say. This is a real bummer. PRESS ENTER FOR UPDATE" See more »

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Derek Leigh and his family live in a modest, 1950s ranch-style home. Later, we are shown an aerial view of the neighborhood and see nothing but huge, expensive new homes with tile roofs. See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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No cliché left untouched
5 September 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow this was bad! This really felt like a McBain movie from the Simpsons. The basic plot premise in a few words, a special operations cop working for some shadowy government organisation puts a bad-ass drug dealer behind bars, and in the process killing his son and dad. The drug dealer, who for reasons unknown has an English accent despite having a Spanish name, breaks out of prison 8 years later and goes after our hero who has since retired. He's also been in witness relocation and managed to get himself a family that is too perfect for words. Bad guy drug dealer finds him, kills his wife and kid, then kills him, only our hero doesn't die and is out for revenge.

This is a cheaply made, entirely predictable, badly directed movie that features some of the worst acting ever put straight to video. The scenes where Maxwell Caulfield laments his killed family are so bad they end up being hilarious. There is no revenge movie cliché that is left out here. Let's see : - bad guy kills hero's family - check - hero's wife is pregnant when she's killed - check - hero is retired and just wants to be left alone, until they come after him - check - hero is killed, only he doesn't die - check - shadowy government organisation - check - the bad guy sports an accent - check - lots of easily disposable henchmen - check - ancient Chinese martial arts teacher - check

I feel sorry for Linda Blair for ending up in trash like this. Here she plays a cop who, unlike the rest of the police, is supportive of our vigilante hero. The entire film feels like it's a set up for a series of movies with Linda Blair playing Commissioner Gordon to Maxwell Caulfield's Batman. Pray that they failed!


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