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Merchant of Death (1997)

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Jim Rendall (Michael Pare) is 6 when his family gets killed. 25 years later he finds out why.

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Jim Randell
Linda Hoffman ...
Dr. Maggie Winters
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Detective Will 'Flash' Gordon (as Simon Jones)
Justin Illusion ...
Walter
Anthony Fridjhon ...
Canning (as Anthony Fridjohn)
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Michael McGovern ...
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Anthony Birch
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Harv Bennet
Frank Notaro ...
Panella
Frank Norton ...
Dave Ridley ...
Hyperion Security
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Nick Randall
David Butler ...
Cessna Pilot
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Jim Randall 6 Year
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When he was 6-years-old 23 years ago, Portland, Oregon police detective Jim Randall witnessed the murders of his parents and his sister. Now, Randall is trying to crack a drug ring led by Panella, whose hit men Velazquez and Birch killed Randall's family 23 years ago. After Randall's interruption of another cop's stakeout, Randall's boss Sam Washburn orders him to undergo departmental psychiatric therapy. But Randall's visits with Dr. Maggie Weathers leads to Randall's memories flooding out to confront him. Randall learns that Washburn was mixed up in a scheme to buy the Randall family farm, and after Washburn's death, Washburn's widow hands Randall a file. The trail leads to the Hyperion Export Corporation, owned by Canning, the town's former mayor. Randall sets out to avenge his family's murders, knowing exactly who to go after. Randall starts by going after Velazquez and Birch, who didn't tell Washburn about their orders from Panella to kill the Randalls because the Randalls didn't... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated R for strong violence, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Pathetic waste of Portland and Pare
22 January 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

Almost laughable production, but still basically just plain bad. Impressive fire shots are almost "Backdraft" quality. Score rips-off "The Rock" except it lacks energy, just like this lame film.


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