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Rage of Honor (1987)

R | | Action, Drama | February 1987 (USA)
Tanaka, a DEA agent, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Tanaka follows the culprit, a sadistic drug lord, down to Argentina.

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Robert Short (screenplay), Wallace C. Bennett (screenplay) (as Wallace Bennett) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shô Kosugi ... Shiro Tanaka
Lewis Van Bergen ... Havlock
Robin Evans ... Jennifer Lane
Gerry Gibson Gerry Gibson
Charles Lucia ... Dick (as Chip Lucia)
Richard Wiley Richard Wiley ... Ray Jones
Carlos Estrada
Ulises Dumont
Theodore McNabney Theodore McNabney ... (as Ted McNabney)
Alan Amiel Alan Amiel
Armando Capo Armando Capo ... Juan (as Armando Caro)
Marlee Jepson Marlee Jepson ... Girl in Convertible
Alejo Apsega Alejo Apsega ... Killer in Hotel
Ezequiel Ezquenazi Ezequiel Ezquenazi ... Killer in Hotel (as Ezequiel Ezkenazi)
Eric Seward Eric Seward ... Desk Clerk
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Tanaka, a DEA agent, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Tanaka follows the culprit, a sadistic drug lord, down to Argentina.

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Justice is here. See more »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Way of the Ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When the arrow is shot into the rope ahead of Shiro Tanaka, several views of the rope and arrow and Shiro Tanaka in the same frame show the arrow is actually tied to the rope on the side away from the camera. Then in closeup it is suddenly sticking through the rope and the rope is cut and breaking. See more »

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Decent Martial Arts
1 January 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Rage of Honor (1987)

** (out of 4)

A Narc agent (Shô Kosugi) gives up his job and goes for revenge after his partner is brutally killed and no one seems to care. It gets even more personal when the drug lord kidnaps his girlfriend and the agent decides to take everyone down. RAGE OF HONOR isn't going to win any Oscars and most people are going to hate it with a passion but if you're a fan of the genre then it should at least keep you entertained. Again, if you're looking for some type of high art then this here certainly isn't going to be your cup of tea but genre fans should eat it up. Kosugi was never an actor and his lack-of-acting skills actually makes for some pretty funny moments and especially in the more dramatic moments. The actor simply can't display any sort of dramatic moments and this at least gives some campy humor to the film. What Kosugi can do is kick major a@# and this is apparent during the various action scenes throughout the picture. The best one and the highlight happens on a hotel balcony as Kosugi's girlfriend is dangling from the side about to meet her death and her boyfriend is in the room fighting. The climax to this fight is pure martial arts material and classic. The supporting characters are all pretty much cardboard and none of them are interesting enough to really make the material better. The film also runs on a tad bit too long, which is another reason the film doesn't work better. With that said, there's enough silly action and camp to make it worth viewing for fans of the genre.


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