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Lethal Force (2001)

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After his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped, a gangster is forced to betray his best friend who is also a deadly killer, in this raucous, off-the-wall satire that is to action films ... See full summary »

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Frank Prather ...
Jack
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Rita (as Patricia Williams)
Cash Flagg Jr. ...
Savitch
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Mal Locke
J. Patrick Collins Jr. ...
Patrick
Allison Jacobson ...
Ron Lincoln ...
Rocco
Lori Boyd ...
Linda
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Sarah (as Judy Chen)
Jen Dunkelberger ...
New girl Suzy
Donald Vick ...
Tenelli
Demetrius Parker ...
Kwesi
Cris Dinwiddie ...
Mokele
Mikal Wellon ...
T'Challa
Duane Rouch ...
Brother John
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After his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped, a gangster is forced to betray his best friend who is also a deadly killer, in this raucous, off-the-wall satire that is to action films what Scream (1996) is to horror movies. Written by Anonymous

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In this town, two wrongs don't make you right - THEY MAKE YOU EVEN!

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7 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Alvin Ecarma's Lethal Force  »

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Bertha: What happened to the boys?
Savitch: They came down with something.
Bertha: The flu?
Savitch: No, more like rigor mortis.
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Fantastic Psychotronic Fun
6 July 2002 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Lethal Force terrifically illustrates the way some talented filmmakers can make the most of a shoestring budget. This inspired satire tackles almost every brand of action film conceivable - espionage, Bruce Lee, blaxploitation, women in prison, modern Hong Kong cinema, and '80s Commando flicks - and compliments its material nicely with spectacular visual flair, and the best action choreography you're likely to ever see in a film of this budget. I'd be doing _Lethal Force_ a disservice if I emphasized the budget too much: this film is as entertaining as any Hollywood fare of its year of release. Filmed mostly in Baltimore, _Lethal Force_ continues Charm City's tradition as a hotbed of subversive film activity, yet approaches camp in its own special way that, with all due respect, owes little to the visionary trash of John Waters.


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