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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 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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There's only one way to challenge the face of death... See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that plays during the scene where Jim is in the Club and asking Anna (played by Bobbie Bresee) where he can find Cory, is "Feel Me", performed by a band called, The Flix. 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 »


Soundtracks

MAD HATERESS
Composed & Performed by Thomas Chase & Steve Rucker
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I don't know why, but I enjoyed it ? ...............
7 January 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Anytime a film delivers what it promises, it gets at least a 5 rating from me, and "Armed Response" gives you exactly what you would expect from a low budget action movie. The weak points would be , numerous explosions and gratuitous car crashes, a paper thin plot, finally a shootout in Chinatown with grenades and automatic weapons that goes totally unnoticed by anyone. The strongest point is the fun of seeing David Caradine, Lee Van Cleef, and Michael Berrymen together, and they do not disappoint. Another plus is the musical score, which seems to fit perfectly. Top that off with some lively one liners and you have an entertaining action film. - MERK


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