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7 July 2002 (USA) See more »
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In this town, two wrongs don't make you right - THEY MAKE YOU EVEN!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Frank Prather ... Jack

Patricia Dugueye ... Rita (as Patricia Williams)
Cash Flagg Jr. ... Savitch

Andrew Hewitt ... Mal Locke
J. Patrick Collins Jr. ... Patrick
Allison Jacobson ... Big Bertha
Ron Lincoln ... Rocco
Lori Boyd ... Linda

Judy W. Chen ... 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
Peter Smak ... Detective Hill
Alexandra Page ... Gilian
Peter Seroskie ... Haldoway / Sammy
Ray Cooper ... Freshetti / Randall
Steve Sedlacko ... Connor / Joe
Lou Zammichieli ... Magdick
James Washington ... Thompson
Marigot Mahon-Haft ... Bambi McFlyswatter / Mona Dervish
Tracey Wise ... Bar Babe Keebler

Mauricio Alexander ... Biggs (as Maurice Tscherny)

David Venafro ... Dave
Enrique Chicas ... Esteban

David Nation ... Joe Bob

Jacques Derosena ... Thom
Kent Bye ... Himself / Pike
Danny Fielding ... Lucifer Mendez / Spud
Kristopher Mickens ... Tupper
Martin Burke ... Oscar
Grant Vuille ... Chad
Dave Nuttycombe ... Lensieson
Ted E. Johnson ... Nord
Carl Cephas ... Hugo
Scott Rouch ... Scottie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carolina Hoyos ... Roxy
John Paglio ... Degas
Pete Seroskie ... Haldoway / Sammy
Daniel Stevens ... Eric
Eric Thornett ... Psycho Bowtie
Todd Rohal ... Pimp (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alvin Ecarma 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alvin Ecarma 

Produced by
Jeannice Angela .... associate producer
Kent Bye .... line producer
Teddy Chao .... associate producer
Evangeline Delgado .... executive producer
Alvin Ecarma .... producer
Cash Flagg Jr. .... producer
Wil Ryan .... associate producer
Calvin Sincero .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gerard K. Marino 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Thornett 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Edwin Hunkler 
 
Sound Department
Klinton R. Spilsbury .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Danny Fielding .... special effects
 
Stunts
Enrique Chicas .... stunt player
 
Other crew
Charles Ryan Casey Prather .... production assistant
Eric Thornett .... action director
 
Thanks
Skizz Cyzyk .... special thanks
Mike White .... special thanks
 

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"Alvin Ecarma's Lethal Force" - USA (promotional title)
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Tarantino meets Chuck Jones in this delightful action spoof, 16 August 2002
Author: Smartt from Brazil

Try to imagine a Tarantino script not directed, but ANIMATED by Chuck Jones. I don´t know if that´s the effect director Ecarma tried to achieve with LETHAL FORCE, but don´t let the generic film title fool you. Right at the cartoony first sequence we know that this isn´t your average John Woo rip-off. Ecarma knows where he´s coming from, where he´s going and what he´s doing. Shot on film with a budget of 50.000 dollars, LETHAL FORCE blends every pop culture riff ever imagined and compositions taken directly from comic book pages. But he also gives us likeable characters. Some absurd sequences reminds those old Looney Tunes, but the homoerotic relationship between the leads is believable (look at the big cigars they munch during the flashback sequence with the, uh, vietnamese ninjas), and so´s Jack relation with his son (played with gusto by young actor J. Patrick Collins Jr.).

And the best thing is that Ecarma don´t let the "homages" get in the way of storytelling. At little more than 70´s minutes the movie moves REALLY fast and is filled with great low-budged action sequences. All begins with an exciting fight between Jack and "Psycho Bowtie" (a silent karate-fighting goon played by the multi-talented Eric Thornett, who also directed a cool indie film called 23 HOURS), and ends with a long, gore-drenched, over-the-top finale complete with nods to Abel Ferrara´s DRILLER KILLER and every duel-at-sundown western, decapitations, crucifications and exploding heads - not to mention the priceless blood-squirting eyeball.

This movie has only one fault: it´s not yet available on the home video market. But thanks to the success LETHAL FORCE is making in the festivals circuit, that soon will be corrected.

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