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An Eye for an Eye (1981)

A SFPD undercover narcotics cop aims to avenge his partner's death and destroy a drug-smuggling ring operated by the Chinese Triads.

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 ... 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chuck Norris and Mako appeared in Sidekicks (1992). See more »

Goofs

When the gunman is strafing the patio, they tear up a lot of ground, but completely miss the glass table...even after hitting the centerpiece on the table. See more »

Quotes

Tow Truck Dude: [Sean Kane is leaving a house, finds that his car is being towed, moves past the tow truck driver and unhooks the hook] Hey, pal, that car is gone!
Sean Kane: You wanna bet.
[Kane stares at the driver grimly]
Tow Truck Dude: [meekly] Ok, have it your own way.
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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 Quem Ama Não Mata: Episode #1.10 (1982) See more »

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Kane's weapon is himself, he is a weapon !
18 October 2016 | by HarryLagsSee all my reviews

After his iconic battle against the legendary Bruce Lee in 1972's Way of the Dragon (and with the encouragement of cinematic superstar and karate student Steve McQueen), six-time, undefeated world karate champion Chuck Norris felt it was time to move permanently into the world of cinema.

The nicely paced, entertaining and well-structured film is filled with solid direction and wonderful performances.Chuck Norris is cool, a bit humorous and totally believable as a courageous, but dangerous hero. It's also no surprise that the legendary Christopher Lee brings a touch of diabolical class to his villainous role while the great and always reliable Richard Roundtree delivers another solid performance.

Add to all of this a kick-ass musical theme by talented composer William Goldstein (Chuck's Forced Vengeance) and you have an early 80s action/adventure that is a real joy to watch.

If, like me, you're a fan of Chuck Norris's early 80s martial arts/action films, I highly recommend An Eye for an Eye.

Overall worth watching..8 out of 10


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An Eye for an Eye See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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