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Fireback (1983)

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A weapons expert is sent to Vietnam to demonstrate a new weapon he has just invented, but he is captured during a Viet Cong attack and imprisoned in a POW camp. He is rescued not long ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harrison ...
Jack Kaplan
Bruce Baron ...
Duffy Collins
Gwendolyn Hung ...
Eve
Ann Milhench ...
Diane
Jim Gaines ...
Digger
Ruel Vernal ...
Man with the Golden Hand
Mike Monty ...
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Ronnie Patterson ...
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Pat Andrew ...
Jack's Neighbor
David Anderson ...
Jack's co
Steve Mark ...
Bart
Ed Harris ...
Man in motorcycle
Ann Mills ...
Girl in motorcycle
Robert Wise ...
Bartender
John Cocker ...
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A weapons expert is sent to Vietnam to demonstrate a new weapon he has just invented, but he is captured during a Viet Cong attack and imprisoned in a POW camp. He is rescued not long afterwards, but when he returns home he finds that his wife has been kidnapped and he is being set up for a string of crimes that he did not commit. He determines to find out what's going on and who is behind it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fireback - Ich will keine Gnade  »

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The map in the Chief of police's office is of The Philippine's! (The film is supposed to be set in the U.S.A.) See more »

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Eve: You don't kill women do you?
Jack Kaplan: Not yet!
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Cash the check, Richard!
24 March 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Back when stars like Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger were blowing the entire world to smithereens in big-budget productions, Richard Harrison was trying to find his place on the other end of the spectrum. I mean, just compare the names. Schwarzenegger versus Richard Harrison, that's an uneven battle even if you've never heard of either actor. Harrison was actually quite a respected character actor back in the 60s and appeared in various prestigious Italian productions, he was even briefly considered for the lead in Sergio Leone's "A Fistful Of Dollars" (the breakthrough role for Clint Eastwood). Sadly the 80s were harsh on him and he got stuck doing Z-grade action flicks shot in the director's back yard. He was particularly popular in The Philippines, where production companies liked to use him as an off-brand Charles Bronson.

Unsurprisingly, the movie looks a lot like something Bronson could have made if he lowered his (financial) standards. Harrison is clearly a master in the ancient martial art of punching guys in the face and falling on conveniently placed beds, but the plot is so repetitive that it's hard to keep your attention. The bad guy keeps sending guys to kill him, one by one, and they all die in some location that's cheap and easy to shoot (a motel room, for example). Thankfully they get sick of that before the final act so in the end you at least get a pretty entertaining "Rambo" knock-off. The hilariously bad dubbing, awkward action scenes and desperate attempts to be typically American also certainly work in the favor of "Fireback", but I'd say 1985's "Blood Debts" is actually a better pick. It has the exact same cast, crew and plot, but has a bit more "so bad it's good"-moments. "Fireback" is a fun blast from the past though, somehow I'm glad movies like these are still around.


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