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In a world where, unbeknownst to the public, all famous pulp fiction heroes are real, one of them, Jake Speed, agrees to help desperate Margaret Winston save her sister from sadistic white... See more »

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Jake Speed
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Desmond Floyd
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Margaret Winston
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Sid
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Pop Winston
Roy London ...
Maurice
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Wendy
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Lawrence
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Mr. Winston
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Mrs. Winston
Becca C. Ashley ...
Maureen Winston (as Rebecca Ashley)
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Rodrigo
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Charles
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Newsstand Attendant
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Ken
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Priest
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Bill Smith
Ken Gampu ...
Joe Smith
Joseph Ribeiro ...
Nigel (as Joe Ribeiro)
Jean-Marc Morel ...
Paris Gunman #1 (as Jean Marc Morel)
Bernard Crombey ...
Paris Gunman #2
Thys Du Plooy ...
Creep
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Rowdy #1
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Rowdy #2
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Girlfriend #1
Wendy Stockle ...
Girlfriend #2
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Boyfriend #1 (as Jean Pierre Lorit)
Vincent Nemeth ...
Boyfriend #2
Etienne Le Foulon ...
Boyfriend #3
Frantz Dobrowsky ...
Mustafa (as Franz Dubrovsky)
Will Bernard ...
Second Turk
Sammy Davis ...
Sid's Driver
Nancy Riach ...
Barbara
Ivan Joseph ...
Servant
June Maforimbo ...
Hostage
Mark Orthwaite ...
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Directed by

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Andrew Lane

Written by

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Wayne Crawford ... (written by) and
Andrew Lane ... (written by)

Produced by

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Wayne Crawford ... producer
William Fay ... producer
Andrew Lane ... producer
Roy London ... associate producer
Rob Milne ... associate producer
John F. Roach ... executive producer (as John Roach)

Music by

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Mark Snow

Cinematography by

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Bryan Loftus ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Fred Stafford

Editorial Department

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David Geffner ... second assistant editor
Carl Graham ... assistant editor
Harry Hitner ... assistant editor
Diane Jackson ... negative cutter
Michael Ripps ... co-editor
Kevin Toothman ... apprentice editor
Blake Jones ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Barbara Dodd ... (as Barbara Remsen & Associates)

Production Design by

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Norm Baron

Set Decoration by

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Roy Rudolphe

Costume Design by

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Diana Cilliers ... (as Dianna Cilliers)

Makeup Department

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Debbie Christiane ... assistant makeup artist (as Debbie Christiani)
Daniel Marc ... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Colin Polson ... chief makeup artist

Production Management

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Debi Nethersole ... production manager
Albert Prévost ... unit manager: Paris (as Albert Prevost)
Barrie Saint Clair ... unit manager
Olivier Thaon ... production manager: Paris
Scott White ... production manager: Los Angeles

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jean Achache ... assistant director: Paris
Nandi Bowe ... third assistant director
Philippe Bérenger ... second assistant director: Paris (as Phillippe Berenger)
Stephen Chigorimbo ... second assistant director (as Steven Chigorimbo)
Grant Page ... second unit director
John Scherer ... second assistant director: Los Angeles (as John J.C. Scherer)
Wynton Tavill ... second assistant director
Martin Walters ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Stuart Baillie ... prop mechanic (as Stuart Ballie)
Mick Barber ... carpenter
Evelyn Baron ... art department coordinator
Steve Bartel ... book cover designer
George Choonara ... stagehand
John Clarke ... stand-by construction
Ron Croce ... storyboard artist
Jonathan Croesier ... construction buyer (as Jonathan Croeser)
Mike Fowlie ... property master
David Guwaza ... props assistant (as David Guweza)
Cephas Mahlabathi ... set dressing assistant (as Cephas Mahlabati)
Paul Matacunias ... master carpenter
Douglas McDonald ... property master: Los Angeles
Gary McIlraith ... stand-by props
John Miller ... set painter
Richard Mills ... model maker
Russell Morgan ... carpenter
John O'Connor ... storyboard artist
Mike Phillips ... set designer
Elias Ramaila ... stand-by props
Terrence Rodriguez ... set dressing assistant
David Rowell ... prop mechanic
Nick Saint Clair ... stand-by props
Lloyd Searle ... props buyer
Gordon Sneddon ... chargehand
Donna Stamps ... set decorator: Los Angeles
Roy Stevens ... changehand
Andrew Whaley ... set dressing props
Ray Wilson ... construction manager
Steve Heiser ... set dresser (uncredited)
Christopher Corey Smith ... set dresser (uncredited)
R. Vincent Smith ... on-set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Vanessa Theme Ament ... foley artist (as Vanessa Ament)
Scott Hancock ... sound editor
Wayne Heitman ... re-recording mixer
Michael Hoskinson ... sound editor
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky ... supervising sound editor
Chris Martin ... boomswinger
Emile Razpopov ... supervising sound editor
James Thornton ... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Ian Voigt ... sound mixer
William Hooper ... sound editor (uncredited)
Matthew Iadarola ... sound effects (uncredited)

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Russian Davids ... special effects assistant
John C. Hartigan ... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Paul Hickerson ... powderman
Ivan Joseph ... special effects assistant
Gift Nyamandi ... special effects assistant (as Gift Nyamande)
Massimo Vico ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Brian Wyllie ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Paul Boyington ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Scott J. Ateah ... stunts (as Scott Ateah)
Dan Bradley ... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles / stunts: Los Angeles
Spike Cherrie ... stunts
Zenda Graves ... assistant stunt coordinator
Grant Page ... stunt coordinator
Ray Lykins ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Umberto Adaggi ... still photographer
Michael Alan Brierley ... clapper loader (as Mike Brierley)
Jeremy Briggs ... clapper loader: second unit
Jason Bulley ... focus puller: second unit
Terence Bulley ... cinematographer: second unit
Vincent G. Cox ... additional camera: second unit
J. Patrick Daily ... key grip: Los Angeles (as Pat Daily)
David Farrell ... still photographer
Steve Fullman ... stand-by rigger
Kevin Gibb ... best boy
Thomas Hemmingway ... key rigger (as Tom Hemmingway)
John Hlapalosa ... electrician (as John Hlapolosa)
Gavin Horne ... key grip
Roger G. Jans ... still photographer: Los Angeles (as Roger Jans)
John Matye ... electrician (as John Matyre)
Roger Olkowski ... gaffer: Los Angeles
Piet Rampedi ... electrician (as Pete Rampede)
Sean Ryan ... gaffer
Clive Sacke ... first assistant camera
Gift Shonya ... electrician
Michal Utterback ... cameraman: title sequence
Deon van Schoor ... grip

Casting Department

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Liz James ... casting: Zimbabwe
Ann Remsen Manners ... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Ann Remsen)
Mapie ... casting: Paris

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Susan Lichtman ... wardrobe mistress
Jill M. Ohanneson ... wardrobe: Los Angeles (as Jill Ohanneson)

Location Management

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Jean-Marc Abbou ... location manager: Paris (as Jean Marc Abbou)
David L. Wolfson ... location manager: Los Angeles (as David Wolfson)

Music Department

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John Elizalde ... music editor
Don Perry ... music supervisor
Philip Roberts ... composer: additional African source music

Transportation Department

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Paul Fisher ... transportation captain
Ismail Greenwood ... production driver
Bernard Kumire ... production driver
Edward Makore ... production driver
Solomon Mpharalala ... camera driver assistant
Solomon Munemo ... production driver
Moncton Mutswairo ... production driver
Lazarus Mwoyowenyawia ... driver: director
Coaster Nziramasanga ... production driver (as Costa Nzwiramasange)
Art Payne ... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles

Other crew

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Paul Boyington ... title sequence designer
Julie Brookes ... production assistant
Alan Brownstein ... shooting crew
Hana Cannon ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Albert Chirwo ... craft service
Mike Chung ... shooting crew
Con Cremins ... accountant
William Edwards ... publicist
Vanesa Elgar ... caravan supervisor
Stacy Everly ... production secretary: Los Angeles
Eliah Fero ... assistant accountant (as Elia Fero)
Dwayne Grady ... shooting crew
Trip Gruver ... producer: title sequence
Stephen Halbert ... shooting crew (as Steve Halbert)
Don Hannah ... shooting crew
Bob Laird ... shooting crew
Larry Larson ... production executive
Linda Linn ... shooting crew
Michael Locke ... shooting crew
Brian Mackay ... production assistant
Danny MacKay ... camp supervisor
June Maforimbo ... production assistant
Julie Martell ... shooting crew
Alex Matcham ... production controller
Kristine Melville ... production assistant
Linda Milks ... liaison: Los Angeles
Bob Miller ... armorer
Phrynee Milne ... production coordinator
Bruce Morgan ... shooting crew
Robin Neal ... shooting crew
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross ... shooting crew (as Charlie Norcross)
Harold O'Neal ... shooting crew
Richard Pachorek ... shooting crew
Pauline Pearce ... production secretary
Clement Ruzengwe ... assistant accountant
Terry Sepanek ... weapons specialist
Vinny Smith ... shooting crew (as Vince Smith)
Mick Snell ... production assistant
Tony Soriano ... shooting crew
Ken Swerilas ... production accountant: Los Angeles
James Torvinen ... shooting crew (as Skip Torvinen)
Nicola Trevaskis ... production assistant
Maureen Turpin ... assistant accountant
Scott Ubichek ... shooting crew
Howard Weiner ... shooting crew (as Howie Weiner)
Tom West ... shooting crew
Megan Williams ... assistant accountant
David Wittkower ... shooting crew
Nike Zachmanoglou ... script supervisor
Thalia Zampetakis ... production secretary

Thanks

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Nathan M. Shamuyarira ... grateful acknowledgment (as Dr. Nathan M. Shamuyarira)
Errol Sober ... grateful acknowledgment
Beverly S.F. Tilly ... grateful acknowledgment

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When her sister is kidnapped by white slavers, only Grandpa knows what to do. He puts in a call to a fictional hero, Jake Speed. She is amazed to find that he actually exists, and that as flesh and blood, is much less formidable than his reputation. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines He's rewriting the book on adventure See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jake Speed: La aventura de África (Spain)
  • Jacke Speed, o Vingador (Portugal)
  • La nueva leyenda (Peru)
  • Jake Velocidad: La gran aventura en busca de la chica perdida (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,058,048, 01 Jun 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie is both a tribute to, and satire of, pulp novels and their heroes. As a tribute to these stories, the movie is set in an alternate reality where, unknowingly to the general public, all of the famous pulp fiction heroes like Remo Williams, a.k.a. The Destroyer, Mack Bolan, a.k.a. The Executioner, and Doc Savage are real, and the novels about them are factual testimonies about their real-life adventures. In the movie, Jake Speed is just one of these real-life pulp heroes, and even talks about his famous colleagues once or twice. However, in real-life, unlike Remo Williams, Mack Bolan, and Doc Savage, Jake Speed is not an actual pulp fiction character, and was entirely made up for this movie, as satire on pulp archetypes and clichés. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Remote Control (1988). See more »
Soundtracks Night After Night See more »
Quotes Pop: There are a few, a very few men. Remo. Mack Bolan. Jake Speed. In this case, I think Jake Speed's the man for the job.
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