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Final Justice (1985)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | May 1985 (USA)
Homicidal sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo is tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta. When the prisoner escapes, Geronimo goes to catch him.


Greydon Clark


Greydon Clark




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III
Rossano Brazzi ... Don Lamanna
Venantino Venantini ... Joseph Palermo
Patrizia Pellegrino Patrizia Pellegrino ... Gina
Bill McKinney ... Chief Wilson
Helena Dalli Helena Dalli ... Maria Cassar (as Helena Abella)
Lino Grech Lino Grech ... Supt. Mifsud
Tony Ellul Tony Ellul ... Young Officer
Joe Theuma Joe Theuma ... Fosta
Bettina Amato-Gauci Bettina Amato-Gauci ... Anna
Joe Quattromani Joe Quattromani ... Bartender
Odetta Balzan Odetta Balzan ... Stewardess
Josie Coppini Josie Coppini ... Taxi Driver
John Suda ... Man Who Pours Beer
Elvisio Cannori Elvisio Cannori ... Tony Palermo


Geronimo is the sheriff of a small Texas town. One night, 2 brothers from Palermo kill the sheriff's coworker and pal so he chases them. The chase takes him across the border down to Mexico where he kills one of the brothers and takes the other back to the States to stand trial. The surviving brother vows revenge on the sheriff. But the criminal is handed over to Italian police, and the sheriff's goes to Malta with the prisoner. Written by Mikael Ahkoila <mjahkoila@hotmail.com>

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Joe Don Baker is looking for trouble. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama


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One trademark of Joe Don Baker's; oranges - particularly peeling them. In Mitchell (1975), he hands (or more correctly, drops into) the butler (Merlin Olsen's) hand, a peeled-in-one-part orange peel, and in Final Justice (1985), he 'threatens' a bartender by describing, and demonstrating his ability at peeling 'just the peel' (again, in a single piece), of an orange (implying he'll do the same thing to him). See more »


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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III: Think you can take me? Well, go ahead on. It's your move.
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Referenced in The Recruit (2003) See more »


The Sound of Justice
Music by David Bell
Words by John Wilkman
Performed by David Morgan
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More sausage for your money!
9 September 2001 | by thefountainmenaceSee all my reviews

The MST3K print of this is, in my humble opinion, one of the funniest things they have ever done. I was on the floor. That is primarily the fault of the movie itself, though. OK, we've got a Texas "Indian" (despite the name Geronimo, which I thought was just an amusing nickname, I had no idea he was supposed to be Indian until the end). He lumbers around and when challenged, says, "You think you can take me? ....Go 'head 'on. It's your move." Possibly the stupidest catch phrase ever. The plot keeps going in the same circle - Joe Don is told by someone to let things alone, he doesn't, he manages to destroy something or someone, he is hauled back into an office of authority, lectured, and told not to do it again. Then he sneers and goes and does it again. As seems to be typical of Joe Don in these years (see Mitchell), he intentionally plays his hero as a clumsy, close-minded, stupid but dogged individual. I mean, I appreciate realism, but I don't exactly want to see my hero hit his head on ceiling posts, stumble over tables, or dribble food down his shirt. Let's leave those little enticing details of the human condition out of a two hour film. Man, this movie is packed with laughs...see it if you can, preferably MST version, but this one is so 'good bad' that you can pretty easily supply the commentary yourself, even if you don't consider yourself a renowned wit.

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