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Forced Vengeance (1982)

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A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.


James Fargo



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Josh Randall
Mary Louise Weller ... Claire Bonner
Camila Griggs ... Joy Paschal
Michael Cavanaugh ... Stan Raimondi
David Opatoshu ... Sam Paschal
Seiji Sakaguchi Seiji Sakaguchi ... Kam
Frank Michael Liu Frank Michael Liu ... David Paschal
Bob Minor ... LeRoy Nicely
Lloyd Kino Lloyd Kino ... Inspector Chen
Leigh Hamilton ... Sally Tennant
Howard Caine ... Milt Diamond
Robert Emhardt ... Carl Gerlich
Roger Behrstock Roger Behrstock ... Ron DiBiasi
Jimmy Shaw ... Inspector Keck
Behrouz Gramian Behrouz Gramian ... Male Secretary


Josh Randall works for the owner of a Hong Kong based casino and is treated like a son. When the owner is approached by someone who's connected and wants to buy his casino, the man refuses the offer. Later the owner and son are killed. Josh then gets the man's daughter and tries to protect her. Later Josh is pursued by the police and anyone who helps is killed. Josh tries to get to the people who did it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A walking weapon that never misses!


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Release Date:

30 July 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jade Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$603,061, 1 August 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The picture utilized about one hundred and sixty Asian extras and background artists. See more »


When Ramandi falls off of the yacht and is hung by the neck, the harness can be seen. See more »


Josh Randall: If I was a tree, I'd hide in a forest.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 50 secs by the BBFC to edit a scene featuring a nunchaku and to remove a closeup of a blood spurt during the final fight on the boat. See more »


References Shaft (1971) See more »

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Two-fisted Norris again as an ex-soldier and casino security chief pitting Asian villains
4 June 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Our hero Josh (Chuck Norris) , one man army , now as a Hong Kong Casino (the name of the Hong Kong night club and gambling house was "The Lucky Dragon Casino") security bodyguard taking on bullies when are brutally killed his chief (David Opatoshu) and son . He attempts to save his chief's daughter (Camila Griggs) from the clutches an evil mobster (Michael Cavanaugh) . Tough Norris battling Chinese triads with the only help his lovely fiancée (Mary Louise Weller) and confronts a sinister baddie like a human tank . For a little more entertainment , the human weapon Norris saves the girl and struggles some hired killers and criminal gangs . Later on , he is chased by the police and anyone who helps is murdered . Josh attempts to get to the violent hoodlums who did it .

This is a slang-bang , unstopped action film with variety martial acts though predictable . Indestructible Norris in yet another groan and grunt middling budget movie ; a routine non-sense , action-thriller that featured fourteen major action sequences . Written and filmed as "The Jade Jungle", later the producers changed the title to "Forced Vengeance" during post production to make it sound more like an action film . Norris stars naturally taking on multiple opponents , cleaning up nasties from Far Orient and beats them , punches , knocks , kicks and defying the gravity in bounds and leaps . Chuck plays nicely an ex-Vietnam vet (like Colonel Braddock from Missing in action) turned security chief . Appears uncredited , almost extra , his true son Mike Norris ; besides as expert stunt , his brother and future director , Aaron Norris . Being one of numerous collaborations of actor-star Chuck Norris and brother stunt coordinator Aaron . Light-weight amusement with suspense , thriller and too much used Chop-Socky formula , leave no cliché untouched ; in addition , fights are well staged . Although taking some of stock footage from other films . The movie belongs to Norris's early period , during the 80s , such as : ¨Force 7¨ , ¨Goods guys wear black¨ , ¨Octagon¨ , ¨Force of one¨ ,¨Eye for eye¨ , and ¨Code of silence¨ with successful box office as video rentals as cinemas . In the late 90s and 2000s , with exception ¨Walker Texas Ranger¨ , Norris stars has declined . The motion picture produced by MGM was professionally directed by James Fargo who directed two Clint Eastwood vehicles as ¨The enforcer¨ , ¨Every which way but loose¨. This movie is a must see if you're a die-hard Norris fan.

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