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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Leigh
The Commander
Cody Johnson
Damien Bandera
Paul Regina ...
Randall Bentley
Tom Badal ...
Roger Reed
Fiona Hutchison ...
Karen Leigh (as Fiona Hutchinson)
Steven Vincent Leigh ...
Kenichi Tanaka
Master Yee
Vincent Klyn ...
Sonny DePazos
Devon Michael ...
Jeremy Leigh
Benjamin Gates Jr. ...
Will Jackson
Mike McSween ...
Tommy Chilton
Vic Trevino ...


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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Vengeance Created A Superhero... See more »


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

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Release Date:

February 1997 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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User Reviews

Superman is a wimp. Jaguar is the new hero in town.
14 April 1999 | by (Mt. Olive, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Move over Superman and Batman, take a vacation. Maxwell Caulfield seemed to be in a slump after the lame No Escape, No Return, so he made a good decision. Dave DeCoteau does his finest with an action film filled with crazy camera angles, good dialogue, and uh, did I mention action? Plenty of it, too. I especially love those exploding-arrows. God this movie's so good I'm gonna stop writing this review to go watch it again.

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