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Blastfighter (1984)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 November 1985 (USA)
A former policeman sets out to unleash violent vengeance upon deer poachers when they rape and kill his long lost daughter.

Director:

Lamberto Bava (as John Old Jr.)

Writers:

Luca De Rita (as Luca von Ryt), Massimo De Rita (as Max von Ryt) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Sopkiw ... Jake 'Tiger' Sharp
Valentina Forte ... Connie (as Valerie Blake)
George Eastman ... Tom
Stefano Mingardo ... Wally (as Mike Miller)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Matt (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ... Dying Police Officer (as Patrick O'Neil jr.)
Elizabeth Forbes Elizabeth Forbes
Carl Savage Carl Savage
Michele Soavi ... Pete (as Michael Saroyan)
George Williams George Williams ... Cochran
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Storyline

The hero of the film is a murderer. He is an ex cop who served eight years in prison for the murder of his wife's murderer. Upon release from prison, he decided to return to his hometown to escape from his past. En route to his ancestral home in Georgia, one of his friends gives him a gun that fires grenades, smoke bombs, steel balls, rockets, and several other types of projectiles. One day, while just looking through the scope of his gun for no apparent reason, he happens to spot a large buck. He follows the deer with the scope and is surprised when he witnesses a group of local boys poach the deer. The hero puts the gun under the floorboards of the porch, where it remains until very near the end of the movie. Upon investigating the poaching, he uncovers a horrifying poaching ring run by a man from Hong Kong who is paying the locals a couple of thousand dollars per deer and using bits of the animals for Oriental medicines. Our hero decides to clean up the ring. However, he runs into ... Written by <jeff@bora.dacom.co.kr>

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Taglines:

The Force Of Vengeance

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

15 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Force of Vengeance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucio Fulci was originally attached to direct but eventually backed out to make I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1984). See more »

Quotes

Jake 'Tiger' Sharp: YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO I AM? I'M A SON OF A BITCH... who wants to be left alone.
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Crazy Credits

Footage contained in this film which depicts animals suffering was archive documentary footage and was not instigated by the production company. See more »

Alternate Versions

Italian DVD release (which is full uncut but with Italian audio and subtitles ONLY!) has quite a few more intense and violent scenes than the Finnish videotape (English audio) that possibly are not censorship cuts but version differences. The rape scene and the beating of the cop in the woods is more intense. Also the "exploding arm" - and "the throatcut" - scenes are not present in the Finnish videotape. There's also some differences in some of the dialogue scenes, like the ending - in the Italian print Eastman and Sopkiw don't say anything to each other while in the english language print they change a few words. See more »

Connections

Featured in Blastfighter: An Interview with Michael Sopkiw (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Star
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
Performed by Tommie Baby
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manhunt (and Womanhunt)
14 July 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

How many movies were inspired by the horror classic "the most dangerous game" ?Even such recent works as Gibson's "Apocalypto" were . This one is not worse than the others ,and if the two leads had shown more emotion ,had they "played" ,it could have been even endearing.As an action movie ,it's moderately entertaining ,with a hackneyed screenplay -just one thing "happens" which would not generally happen in this kind of superman flick-And it's after "it " happens that the movie has nothing more in store for the viewer.Well filmed in nice landscapes which recall " Deliverance" another movie "blastfighter" borrows from.And the same horrible cliché that claims that country people are savage uneducated brutes.


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