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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 ...
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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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Finest Action Movie in the world
1 June 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I'll start by saying that artistically, this movie is complete and total trash. Aside from that it is one of the most entertaining and funniest movies I have ever seen. All the actors are hilariously inept, the action sequences are entirely nonsensical and poorly done, and there is much needless and often random nudity. From the first scene (where we learn the main character is a jazz musician, ex soldier, cat burglar extraordinaire) onward the fun doesn't let up. A few favorite scenes include the excruciatingly long sex scene between Fred Williamson and Sandy Cummings and, Fred Williamson demonstrating his amazing Karate Chop Action with a flying jump kick off the roof of a small shed. Fred Williamson's part is laughably macho (but what can you expect when he wrote, directed, and produced the movie,) and gives the movie almost infinite replay value.


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