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Armed Response (1986)

One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

T.L. Lankford (screenplay), Paul Hertzberg (from a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Jim Roth
Lee Van Cleef ... Burt Roth
Mako ... Akira Tanaka
Lois Hamilton ... Sara Roth
Ross Hagen ... Cory Thorton
Brent Huff ... Tommy Roth
Laurene Landon ... Deborah
Dick Miller ... Steve
Burr DeBenning ... Lt. Sanderson (as Burr De Benning)
Michael Berryman ... F.C.
David Goss David Goss ... Clay Roth
Dah-ve Chodan Dah-ve Chodan ... Lauren Roth (as Dah've Seigler)
Conan Lee ... Kon Ozu
Sam Hiona Sam Hiona ... Jackie Hong
Bob Hevelone Bob Hevelone ... Nate (as Bob Hevilon)
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Storyline

One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade goes down bad and Clay Roth is killed. This angers Roth's brothers and father, all combat veterans, and they go after the people responsible. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Father and son seek revenge in a violent world of ruthless criminals. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jade Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,368,912
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinetel Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song that plays during the scene where Tanaka and his gang get together and have a talk with his friend Jackie Hong (played by Sam Hiona), in an Exotic Bar, where Michelle Bauer's Dancer character dances, is "Love Is Just A Heart-Beat", performed by Jeannie Cunningham. See more »

Goofs

The getaway car that F.C. takes is a mid '80s Ford LTD sedan, yet it changes to a late '70s model when he is chased by the police. See more »

Quotes

Akira Tanaka: Have you ever had your bones scraped, Mr. Roth?
Tommy Roth: Not recently.
Akira Tanaka: I hear it is not a pleasant experience. First the needle pierces the skin, leaving only the smallest of marks. The bone is scraped away by the gentle movement of the needle until it reaches the marrow.
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Alternate Versions

This title was released uncut in the UK in 2001 after previous BBFC cuts to remove an ear-clap. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS JUST A HEART-BEAT
Written by James Saad and Jeannie Cunningham
Performed by Jeannie Cunningham
Produced by James Saad
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OK action thriller.
15 October 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Armed Response" is one of Fred Olen Ray's earliest directorial efforts, and it also less schlocky than some of his other ones, closer to an actual legitimate action film (it's hard to believe he would make a film as unbelievably bad as "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" only two years later). It has a fairly complicated plot, which would be hard to summarize in a single paragraph, and a cast that's a B-movie fan's dream (where else could you find Lee Van Cleef and Michael Berryman together?), though it must be noted that David Carradine is particularly awful in this movie. (**1/2)


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