A security man (Weathers) goes to work for a sadistic gangster (Williams) with an alluring wife (McKee). Of course, the wife and the security man immediately hit it off. After the gangster ... See full summary »
Billy Dee Williams,
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.
The Pointer Sisters perform in the music video "He Turned Me Out" from the original motion picture soundtrack for the film Action Jackson (1988) recorded for Lorimar Records. Action Jackson... See full summary »
The Pointer Sisters,
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 studio hoped to turn the film into a franchise, but it never happened. Dangerous Passion (1990), a totally unrelated film which also starred Carl Weathers, was re-titled 'Action Jackson 2' in some countries. See more »
When Jackson is on the roof of the taxi, the driver fires his gun through the roof, making several holes. When the taxi crashes a few seconds later, there are no holes. See more »
So what's your name?
A-Albert. A-Albert Smith.
Albert, your mother and father weren't by any chance brother and sister, were they?
Hey man, what's gon' happen to me?
Oh, nothing. Uh, wel-nothing much, uh... you might have to endure a little session with, uh, Action Jackson.
*Action*, Albert. *Action Jackson*.
Yeah, some say he didn't even have a mother. That some researchers at NASA created him to be the first man to walk on the moon without a space suit.
Others say ...
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UK cinema and video versions were cut by 9 secs to remove shots of a butterfly knife being twirled and a topless woman's stabbed body. See more »
Vanity is unbelievably beautiful, and funny, from beginning to end and from stem to stern.
She is matched by golden-blonde Sharon Stone. Both these gorgeous hotties appear topless! And there are many wonderful actors in small roles, including three of the greatest character-actors of the time: Robert Davi, Ed O'Ross, and Nicholas Worth, the terrifying, rubbery-lipped basso who plays Dellaplane's butler.
The screenplay is totally brain-free, written for stoned teenagers. (In this universe, it's EASY to break a heroin-habit!) But the action is hot, the women are sexy, the music is ultra-hip, and the villains are creepy.
Great fun. Royal fun.
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