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An Eye for an Eye (1981)

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

James Bruner (screenplay), James Bruner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Sean Kane
Christopher Lee ... Morgan Canfield
Richard Roundtree ... Capt. Stevens
Matt Clark ... Tom McCoy
Mako ... James Chan
Maggie Cooper Maggie Cooper ... Heather Sullivan
Rosalind Chao ... Linda Chan
Professor Toru Tanaka ... The Professor
Stuart Pankin ... Nicky LaBelle
Terry Kiser ... Dave Pierce
Mel Novak ... Tony Montoya
Dorothy Dells Dorothy Dells ... Cab Driver
Dov Gottesfeld Dov Gottesfeld ... Doctor
Rick Prieto Rick Prieto ... Stark
Sam Hiona Sam Hiona ... Ambler
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Storyline

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places. Written by Scott Lane <rslane@ix.netcom.com>

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Kane's justice is revenge. Kane's weapon is himself. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ojo por ojo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,680,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Associate Producer Mel Novak was originally offered the role of Nicky LaBelle, which he turned down. Instead, he took the more significant and memorable role of Tony Montoya. See more »

Goofs

When Heather views the tape to Kane in the TV studio, she keeps on running the control/effects panel by pushing buttons in a random way that makes no actual sense. See more »

Quotes

James Chan: [knocking a bad guy out with a handy desk telephone] The warrior uses whatever is closest to hand.
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Alternate Versions

Most European versions of the film omit the shower scene between Norris and Maggie Cooper and cut straight to the boat fight sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Norris at his fighting best!
8 July 2000 | by Arthur-23See all my reviews

This is probably Chuck Norris' best film. Action, pacing, suspense, and sound track, were all there! The notorious Professor Tanaka was among the best villains to appear in any Chuck Norris film to date. Truly menacing! Well made, great escapist entertainment. Worth viewing if you're in the mood for a fast-paced film with more emphasis on action than plot. If you're not looking for deep subtext, this film delivers!


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