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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.

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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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"We Tear Towns Apart" See more »

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Action | War

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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 The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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pretty rockin funny stuff
7 May 2003 | by BWozniakSee all my reviews

if you like action/revenge movies and 80's cheese, this one will be fun. It seems that not 5 minutes goes by without some machine gun fire in this movie. there's lots of guys getting beat up, the bad guys (pot warlord & goons) being really tough & bad, explosions, funny dialouge & one liners, and an outrageous amount of machine guns! A total guy flick, real macho and unrealistic, but funny as heck if you're in the mood for it.

Some parts of the soundtrack are real weird too, not in the "Liquid Sky" amazingly well-done weird way, but more like a 5 year old randomly programming a drum machine & keyboard. it just sounds real off. If you like Blastfighter and Commando, check this out for butt-kicking & laughs! it starts a lil' slow, but is all action for the last half of the movie. I got this the same day I got the dubbed version of Zu (Warriors from...), which I would recommend about 200 times more, but for certain occasions, this stuff rocks!


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