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The Messenger (1986)

R | | Action, Drama | 24 April 1987 (USA)
When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.

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Jake Sebastian Turner
Christopher Connelly ...
FBI Agent Parker (as Chris Connelly)
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Police Capt. Carter
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Rico
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Clark
Jasmine Maimone
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Emerson
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Harris
Stack Pierce ...
Leroy
Suzanne von Schaack ...
Mrs. Emerson
Umberto Raho
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ...
(as Riccardo Parisio)
Sandy Cummings ...
Sabrina
Maurizio Bonuglia ...
Paolo
Rita Silva ...
Molly
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When his girlfriend dies of a drug overdose, a former Green Beret decides to take vengeance on the drug gangs responsible for her death.

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Some film, good action, muddled plot....
25 June 1999 | by (Luton, England) – See all my reviews

O.K. Messagero, 2 is a.k.a. Messenger of Death (UK video title) This film has certainly put Fred Williamson's directing talents into the bin.

Basically, this film is about Jake Sebastian Turner (Former Vietnam Vet turned thief) has just been released from prison. As he comes out, he has a reunion with Sabrina (his girlfriend) on his homecoming. Things don't go as according to plan when drug mobsters threaten Sabrina's life but she gets gunned down whilst coming home from a party. Destined to seek revenge, Jake meets up with a sadistic millionaire Paul Gielgud who pays him $500,000 to get the people responsible for Sabrina's death as well as Gielgud's nephew Luigi.

Jake travels to Chicago as well as Hollywood bumping each mobster one by one not realising the Feds are also on his trail. As he finishes the job, Jake now finds that someone has put a contract out on him. But who..?

This film is worth a watch but I must say, I was a bit appalled with the music score, editing and the action scene which makes the viewer somehow well confused. I was confused about the whole thing. If you want to see it, by all means do so..!


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