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Day of the Panther (1988)

A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.


Peter West (screenplay), Peter West (story) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Edward John Stazak Edward John Stazak ... Jason Blade
John Stanton ... William Anderson
James Richards James Richards ... Jim Baxter (as Jim Richards)
Michael Carman ... Damien Zukor
Zale Daniel Zale Daniel ... Colin
Matthew Quartermaine ... Constable Lambert (as Mathew Quartermaine)
Paris Jefferson ... Gemma Anderson
Linda Megier Linda Megier ... Linda Anderson
Brian Fitzsimmons Brian Fitzsimmons ... Chief Inspector Hudson
Denis Broad Denis Broad ... Boat Salesman
Ow Mun Hong Ow Mun Hong ... Triad Boss
Kim Yap Kim Yap ... Triad Interpreter


A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »


(at around 1h 15 mins) When the bad guy tumbles off a steep hill, the cameraman's hand catches him before the scene ends. See more »


Featured in The Cinema Snob: Day of the Panther (2008) See more »


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Words and Music by Frank Howson and Allan Zavod
Performed by Colin Setches
Published by Boulevard Music/Control
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A masterpiece of Shakesperian proportions
13 September 2002 | by chocothefrogSee all my reviews

Without doubt one of the best movies ever made ! Set in beautiful Perth Western Austraila it rightly holds the title of the best movie ever made in that fair, if remote, city. Starring that well known son of Boroloola Kadeem Hardison, who is one of the few remaining exponents of the ancient northern Australian martial art of Beltemtokumbukta, it snarls its way through a part of the 1980's where yacht salesmen are important people in town. Oh it's all too too real, frightenly so. I'm utterly serious when I say that this movie is so faithful to the Australia of the time I almost thought it was a documentary, really. I was back there. Stunning is the only word to even come close to describing this cinema gem. Enjoy it in the spirit of filmic perfection it so richly deserves. Note this movie was nominated in 1988 for the prestigous Palm 'd Bunge at the eclectic Missabotti film festival. Anyone who pretends to know film must see this movie. Really.

Austria, Austria .... it's in Europe, unlike Australia.

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11 March 1989 (Japan) See more »

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