Critical Condition's Obscure and Bizarre Films - Action

by Progressive-Element | created - 02 Jun 2013 | updated - 02 Jun 2013 | Public

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1. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 1,630

2. American Commandos (1986)

R | 88 min | Action

A group of Vietnam vets are sent to Southeast Asia to destroy drug-smuggling operations in the Golden Triangle. When they get there, they find that many of the drug gangs are run by other Vietnam vets.

Director: Bobby A. Suarez | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, John Phillip Law, Franco Guerrero, Robert Marius

Votes: 208

3. Angelfist (1993)

R | 80 min | Action, Thriller

An assassination in the Philippines is caught on film by kickboxer Christy, which leads to her death at the hands of radicals intent on disrupting peace talks. Her sister Kat, a Los Angeles... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Archi Adamos, Catya Sassoon, Ronald Asinas, Sibel Birzag

Votes: 281

4. Angels' Brigade (1979)

PG | 97 min | Action, Comedy

Six sexy women, and a teenage girl, devastate a right-wing militia before doing battle with ruthless drug pushers.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Lieu Chinh, Jacqulin Cole, Liza Greer

Votes: 1,497

5. The Annihilators (1985)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Upon his return from Vietnam, an ex-soldier finds his neighborhood has deteriorated badly, and is being terrorized by a vicious street gang. He calls some of his GI buddies, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of the gang.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Gerrit Graham, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs

Votes: 305

6. Battle Rats (1989)

96 min | Action, Adventure, War

During the Vietnam war, the American army forms a special unit called "tunnel rats" to go down into the elaborate system of underground tunnels constructed by the Vietcong, kill anyone they find in it and destroy the system.

Director: Ben Yalung | Stars: Brent Gilbert, Corwin Sperry, Mylene Nocon, Paul John

Votes: 64

7. Behind Enemy Lines (1986)

R | 90 min | Action, War, Adventure

Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.

Director: Gideon Amir | Stars: David Carradine, Charles R. Floyd, Mako, Steve James

Votes: 382 | Gross: $2.50M

8. Black Gunn (1972)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 356

9. The Black 6 (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Robert Howard, Cindy Daly, Mikel Angel, John Isenbarger

Votes: 428

10. Black Terrorist (1978)

81 min | Action

This Film Is Based On A True Story - Every Shocking Detail Actually Happened!

Director: Neil Hetherington | Stars: Vera Johns, Alan Granville, Norman Knox, Bess Finney

Votes: 24

12. Cage (1989)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Reb Brown, Michael Dante, Mike Moroff

Votes: 507 | Gross: $0.62M

13. Cage II (1994)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

After surviving Vietnam and the illegal fighting circuit, one man finds himself facing a whole new set of challenges in this action-drama. Billy Thomas (Lou Ferrigno) is a kind soul who ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott | Stars: Candra Adams, Lou Ferrigno, Richard Ardi, Reb Brown

Votes: 268

14. Challenge (1974)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

U.S. Senate candidate Frank Challenge will not sell out to the Syndicate. As a result, his family is murdered. Then Challenge becomes judge, jury, and executioner.

Director: Martin Beck | Stars: Earl Owensby, Elizabeth Upton, Sandra Beck, Kathleen Devine

Votes: 27

15. Chance (1990)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime

After a daring robbery of a jewelery store, the thieves accidentally let their loot fall into the unsuspecting hands of repo man and secret alcoholic Zach. When the crime lord behind the ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles T. Kanganis, Addison Randall | Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Dan Haggerty, Roger Rodd, Addison Randall

Votes: 49

16. Cobra Mission 2 (1988)

Action, Drama

A Vietnam vet who specializes in freeing POWs goes behind enemy lines on a rescue mission with a group of mercenaries.

Director: Camillo Teti | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Jeff Moldovan, César Olmos, Julie Carlo

Votes: 28

17. Code Name Zebra (1987)

94 min | Action

A group of Vietnam War veterans declare war on Los Angeles drug dealers and the Mafia.

Director: Joe Tornatore | Stars: James Mitchum, Mike Lane, Timothy Brown, Joe Donte

Votes: 27

18. Commando Invasion (1986)

85 min | Action

Superb action set during the Vietnam War. The prologue shows a French army convoy being ambushed by the Vietcong in 1950.

Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Gordon Mitchell, Ken Watanabe, Paul Vance, Tetchie Agbayani

Votes: 20

19. Cop Game (1988)

Action, Crime, Drama

In the final days of the Vietnam War, someone is killing the officers of the elite Cobra Force. Two undercover M.P.'s are assigned to the case. The trail leads from the streets of Saigon to the war zone.

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Brent Huff, Max Laurel, Romano Puppo, Candice Daly

Votes: 69

20. Courier of Death (1984)

77 min | Action, Drama

Courier J.D. Blackman's partner and wife are murdered by thugs who steal a briefcase with 76 million dollars. With the help of an Army friend, 2 women, and a pilot, J.D. searches for the murderous thieves in this action-filled drama.

Director: Tom Shaw | Stars: Joey Johnson, Barbara Garrison, Mel Fletcher, James Jameson

Votes: 31

21. Crime Killer (1985)

Action, Crime

The Crime Killer is a total action packed film with a handsome greek leading man, who is on a one on one crime fighting mission.

Parts are funny, chase scenes which are different..... and ... See full synopsis »

Director: George Pan Andreas | Stars: Jamal Aladdin, John Ales, Charles Anderson, George Pan Andreas

Votes: 47

22. Fuoco incrociato (1988)

93 min | Action

General Romero, leader of a small Latin American country, is showing the UN how he's taking care of his country's drug problems by publicly burning crops of marijuana. As soon as the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Richard Randall, Brigitte Porsche, Peter Hintz, Maurice Poli

Votes: 69

24. Deadly Impact (1984)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Action film star Fred Williamson teams with Bo Svenson in this thrill-packed crime drama.

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson, Marcia Clingan, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 129

25. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 16,912 | Gross: $24.20M

27. Death Feud (1987)

85 min | Action, Drama

While in town on shore leave, Joe meets, falls in love with and proposes to Anne, a beautiful woman he rescues from an attacker. Anne, however, has a past: she's a prostitute and a former ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Monson | Stars: Frank Stallone, Christopher Mitchum, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 38

28. Death Raiders (1984)

Action, Thriller, War

A murderous band of rebels kidnaps a provincial governor and his daughters. The government wants to get them back, but is worried that sending in the army would result in the kidnappers ... See full summary »

Director: Segundo Ramos | Stars: Joel Alano, June Ariston, Tony Beso, Renato Del Prado

Votes: 33

29. The Devastator (1986)

R | 79 min | Action, War

This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Rick Hill, Katt Shea, Terrence O'Hara, Bill McLaughlin

Votes: 114

30. Dog Tags (1987)

R | 93 min | Action, War

POW's rescued from tiger cages in Vietnam are brought into a secret mission by an Army Captain. However when the group finds a cache of gold, greed sets in and the mission goes awry.

Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Clive Wood, Baird Stafford, Robert Haufrecht, Peter Elich

Votes: 105

31. Terminator Woman (1993)

R | 105 min | Action

Two martial arts-oriented cops (Sheperd and Trimble) track down a drug lord (Qissi).

Director: Michel Qissi | Stars: Jerry Trimble, Karen Sheperd, Michel Qissi, Ashley Hayden

Votes: 207

32. Enemy Unseen (1989)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A couple of young scientists, Mel Noble and Roxeanne Tangent, travel to an island in Africa thought to be deserted in search of crocodile life, when African Natives storm the camp and ... See full summary »

Director: Elmo de Witt | Stars: Vernon Wells, Stack Pierce, Angela O'Neill, Ken Gampu

Votes: 45

33. Fast Gun (1988)

R | 82 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

CIA Colonel Harper's men are robbing military armories in order to supply South American rebels. They hide near Granite Lake, a small town policed by sheriff Jack Steiger. When colonel's men let loose on the town, Jack must stop them.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Rick Hill, Kaz Garas, Robert Dryer, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 45

34. An le zhan chang (1989)

96 min | Action, Horror

A pleasent trip to the Phillipines is turned into tragedy when the tour bus is kidnapped by a group of rebels that want to exchange the prisoners for the Rebel Leader's brother. The Leader ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tsang | Stars: Eric Tsang, Irene Wan, Victor Wong, Pik-Wan Tang

Votes: 117

35. Battle Gear (1991)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, War

Sergeant Thomas Duncan takes his men behind enemy lines to recover a secret government fighter copter and its pilot, a secret weapon all his own. But once stationed in the dense jungle ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Joe Mari Avellana, Don Barnes, David Carradine, Tonichi Fructuoso

Votes: 61

36. The Fighter (1989)

100 min | Action, Drama

Ryan Travers (Richard Norton) has just been released from a prison in Bangkok, Thailand, after serving a five-year sentence for murder. His parents, running an antique shop in the area ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Maharaj | Stars: Bebeng Amora, Eddie Bakal, Jess Bonzo, Angel Confiado

Votes: 58

37. Death Force (1978)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An American Vietnam soldier on his way home is left for dead and is saved by a pair of Japanese stragglers from WWII, who train him in the way of the samurai.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: James Iglehart, Carmen Argenziano, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Jayne Kennedy

Votes: 313

38. Death Games (1980)

81 min | Drama

A reporter and his girlfriend follow around a famous actor/entrepreneur and discover some dirt on him to be made public.

Director: Ross Dimsey | Stars: Lou Brown, David Clendenning, Jennifer Cluff, Narelle Johnson

Votes: 45

39. Final Cut (1988)


When an unscrupulous law officer's underhanded activities are uncovered by a movie film crew, people begin to disappear.

Director: Larry G. Brown | Stars: Josef Rainer, Jordan Williams, Brett Rice, T.J. Kennedy

Votes: 20

40. Final Score (1986)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Richard Brown, a decorated Vietnam War veteran now living in Indonesia, discovers that gunmen invaded his home, murdered his son, Bobby, (preparing to celebrate his 8th birthday), and ... See full summary »

Director: Arizal | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Mike Abbott, Ida Iasha, Dicky Zulkarnaen

Votes: 107

41. Fist of Glory (1991)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

During Vietnam War, a member of US special forces is shanghaied and forced to participate in an underground street fight tournament where losers die. His teammate discovers this and enters the tournament to save him and end it.

Director: Joe Mari Avellana | Stars: Cris Aguilar, Joseph Al, Dave Allen, Mike Anton

Votes: 35

43. Force: Five (1981)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A martial-arts expert leads a team of fellow martial artists to rescue a senator's daughter from an island ruled by the evil leader of a fanatical religious cult.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Joe Lewis, Bong Soo Han, Sonny Barnes, Richard Norton

Votes: 260

44. Gold Raiders (1982)

106 min | Action, Adventure

A plane that is carrying $200 million in gold is shot down in Thailand and lands in the jungle. A dedicated team of agents is assembled and deployed to search for and recover the gold that is now in the jungle.

Director: Chalong Pakdeevijit | Stars: Robert Ginty, Sarah Langenfeld, Sombat Krung Ron, Nawarat Lalana Vasana

Votes: 81

45. The Great Skycopter Rescue (1980)

96 min | Action, Adventure

When oil is discovered in a small-town, some greedy prospectors hire a gang of wild bikers to scare the townsfolk away. However, when a group of young pilots stumble across the underhanded plot, they plan an effective retaliation.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes | Stars: Aldo Ray, William Marshall, Terry Michos, Russell Johnson

Votes: 29

46. Dtàt lìam pét (1971)

98 min | Action, Adventure

In this Hong Kong-filmed movie, Chris Mitchum plays a CIA agent who is ordered to locate a terrorist. The villain has stolen a pair of nuclear warheads and is hiding somewhere in Bangkok. ... See full summary »

Director: Chalong Pakdeevijit | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Christopher Mitchum, Pawana Chanajit, Pairoj Jaisingha

Votes: 31

48. Hollow Point (1996)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Tia Carrere, John Lithgow, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 1,646

49. Hollywood Cop (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: James Mitchum, Cameron Mitchell, David Goss, Zuhair Haddad

Votes: 240

50. Human Prey (1995)

Not Rated | 72 min

One man, tired of how life works, takes back the streets. No one is safe when the hunter comes around. Not prostitutes or gang members. He is the hunter, he has the hat.

Director: James Adam Tucker | Stars: Greg Cannone, Cliff Drew, Micky Levy, Gloria Lusiak

Votes: 28