A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.
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Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for almost tearing the arm off of sexually violent sociopath Sean Dellaplane, whose father is Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer. But Dellaplane himself is violent as well. Dellaplane kills his wife Patrice by shooting her. And then he plants her body in Jackson's apartment, framing Jackson. Dellaplane won't miss Patrice very much, because he has a drug-addicted mistress named Sydney Ash. He keeps Sydney hooked with a free supply of heroin. Jackson suspects Dellaplane of masterminding a murder spree against local officials from the auto workers' union. Dellaplane's mission is to gain a political power base and choose the next president of the United States. Because of what happened to Dellaplane's son Sean, Dellaplane has taken a particular dislike to Jackson. Jackson gets Sydney's help in going after Dellaplane.Written by
The film has become a cult hit. It was a box office success, despite mixed reviews from critics. A planned sequel was ultimately scrapped after the film company sold the rights to Sony Pictures, which later sold its library to Warner Bros., where the plans languished. See more »
When Jericho walks up to meet Patrice, and she storms out the door, he says: "Hi, I was just coming to see you!" After "Hi" his mouth barely moves. This is one of many scenes which have extensive ADR. Most of the outdoor scenes or dialogue in cars seem to be dubbed to various degrees. Also, the singing done by Sydney in the club is clearly play-backed. Though this could just be part of her routine. See more »
"Action Jackson" is a competently standard showcase for Carl Weathers' superhero cool
Action is a proud man, a high-school track star, a dedicated cop, a sergeant who lost his lieutenant's stripes almost two years ago
He jostles a conceited, two-faced, backstabbing mass murderer called Peter Dellaplane (Craig T. Nelson). Director Craig R. Baxley has not only carried it off, but makes you believe it One must also give some of the credit to Carl Weathers whose erect muscular body and his charm and good looks give some credence to the heroics
The picture contains fun, lots of action, and two sexy women
Vanity looked so gorgeous when she was shot up with heroin
Stone met her husband after his first wife died and his son went to prison She thinks that he may seem greedy and arrogant but he remained loved by everyone, and the whole experience changed him She also thinks that Jackson is not so different from her husband, that both are stubborn, and both intent on getting what they want
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