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The Devastator (1986)

This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago

Writer:

Joseph Zucchero
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Hill ... Deacon Porter (as Richard Hill)
Katt Shea Katt Shea ... Audrey
Terrence O'Hara Terrence O'Hara ... Spencer
Bill McLaughlin Bill McLaughlin ... Bartlett
Kaz Garas ... Sheriff
Jack S. Daniels ... Ox
Steve Rogers Steve Rogers ... Reese / Thug
Debbie Brooks Debbie Brooks ... Elaine
Don Gordon Bell ... Henchman #1 (as Don Gordon)
Greg Rocero Greg Rocero ... Henchman #2 (as Greg Rogers)
Henry Sherman Henry Sherman ... Sheriff's Deputy
Scott O'Connor Scott O'Connor ... Old Man
Carl Colpart Carl Colpart ... College Kid #1
Gary Stewart Gary Stewart ... College Kid #2
Sean Barret Sean Barret ... College Kid #3
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This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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This war's in your own backyard. See more »

Genres:

Action | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1986 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings Ransom See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie credits has the couple of errors. Jerry Beyer is the one who plays the male counterpart of the Pot Couple, not Tim Murphy. David Light is the one who plays Reese, leader of the group of thugs. Not Steve Rogers, but Steve do appears in the movie in a different uncredited role as one of the thugs. See more »

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Referenced in Ninja Mission 2000 (2000) See more »

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A devastating blast of fun
9 March 2001 | by sirnasSee all my reviews

Ok, if you're going to pick a Cirio H. Santiago movie to watch, this should be it. Granted, the acting is weak and the plot needs some work, but you'll guaranteed to laugh at the amazing one liners occasionally spouted off. The movie is quite entertaining and it definately teaches everyone to beware of those hard-core, ruthless, killing marijuana growers. In Devastator, they are a force to be reckoned with.


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