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Avenging Force (1986)

A senator is targeted by the Pentangle, a right wing paramilitary group. His pal, a former CIA agent and martial artist, tries to help him. The group kidnaps the agent's sister and tries to hunt him down, "The Most Dangerous Game" style.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

James Booth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Capt. Matt Hunter
Steve James ... Larry Richards
James Booth ... Adm. Brown
William Wallace William Wallace ... Wade Delaney (as Bill Wallace)
John P. Ryan ... Prof. Elliott Glastenbury
Karl Johnson ... Cmdr. Jeb Wallace
Marc Alaimo ... Charlie Lavall
Allison Gereighty Allison Gereighty ... Sarah Hunter
Loren Farmer Loren Farmer ... Andrew Parker
Rick Boyle Rick Boyle ... Grandpa Jimmy (as Richard Boyle)
Sylvia Joseph Sylvia Joseph ... Daisy Richards
Robert Taylor Robert Taylor ... Larry Richards Jr.
Bruce Johnson Bruce Johnson ... Jeff Richards
Robert Cronin Robert Cronin ... T.C. Cooper
John Wilmot ... Gen. Al Wyatt
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Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for the Senate. When he arrives he learns that Larry's been receiving death threats from a group calling themselves the Pentangle. Later at the rally, someone takes a shot at Larry and hits one of Larry's sons. Matt chases the shooter and takes him out. Matt then calls his former boss to find out who Pentangle is. He learns that they're a right wing paramilitary group and that Larry once foiled one of their plans which is why they're targeting him. Matt also learns that they have an affinity for hunting men. When they try to lure Larry into a trap, Matt tags along and stops them. The group upon learning of Matt decides they would like to make him their next prey. They attack Matt's ranch where Larry and his family are staying and kill Larry and his family and take Matt's sister hostage and tell Matt ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraemer, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,131,502, 14 September 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,679,650
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Dudikoff improvised the "stick it where the sun doesn't shine" line. See more »

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When Hunter and the boy fall from the roof of the burning house, a real stuntman plays Hunter, but the boy is obviously a dummy. See more »

Quotes

Larry Richards: Matt, you don't have to get involved in this part, this is my fight.
Matt Hunter: Your fight is my fight. You just remember that.
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Dudikoff is forced into action in this violent comic book-style adventure
14 April 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This enjoyable crime chiller concerns about Matt Hunter (Michael Dudikoff) , a former secret service agent , now retired but he goes into action when his best friend , an African-American US candidate (Steve James) suffers a killing attempt in which to be murdered his son during a cavalcade through New Orleans streets . His former boss (James Booth, also screenwriter) assigns him the dangerous mission . The American agent single-handedly takes on an army of criminals called the Pentangle , a right-wing terrorist organization (led by nasty John P. Ryan) and dedicated to human chase guised in masks on marsh of New Orleans . One again , Dudikoff metes out his own justice and moved to violence when his sister is kidnapped and wipes out a passel of heinous villains .

Michel Dudikoff is an ex-agent who encounters ample reasons and opportunity to utilize his deadly skills . Lots of shoot-outs and fighting and plenty of suspense and thrills . It's a gripping story of one man's revenge , including graphic violent scenes . The film displays a Norris' style but Chuck does it better . In fact , Chuck Norris was originally planned to return as the character Matt Hunter in this sequel to Invasión USA but he became tied up on other Cannon film productions . Rising Cannon star Michael Dudikoff then was then cast in the role instead . Here Dudikoff continues to set new standards for action in this mindless but agreeable for thriller films fans . The movie is co-starred by Steve James (1952-1993) ,who is watchable as ever , he usually played sidekick to tough stars , Dudikoff (three times), Norris and David Carradine , but he early died by pancreatic cancer . The motion picture was professionally directed by Sam Firstenberg . He's a martial-art genre expert , as he directed the American Ninja (I , II , The revenge ,The domination..) saga with Dudikoff and Delta Force films . Rating : Above average action-revenge story .


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