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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.

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

Cast overview:
Edward John Stazak Edward John Stazak ... Jason Blade
John Stanton ... William Anderson
James Richards James Richards ... Jim Baxter (as Jim Richards)
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Damien Zukor
Zale Daniel Zale Daniel ... Colin
Matthew Quartermaine 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
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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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Australia

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English

Release Date:

11 March 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzien pantery See more »

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

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(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 »

Connections

Follows Strike of the Panther (1988) See more »

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Take Me Back
Words and Music by Frank Howson and Allan Zavod
Performed by Colin Setches
Published by Boulevard Music/Control
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Below average martial arts movie
11 December 2013 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Day of the Panther" is a kind of movie you don't see every day - a martial arts movie from Australia. Though watching it will probably reveal why there haven't been that many more martial arts movies coming from that country. In fairness to the movie, there are some positive features. The martial art sequences, while not as fancy as those from Hong Kong movies, do manage to generate some excitement, and at the same time come across as more believable than usual. And while the actors in the movie aren't that great actors, the actors playing the protagonists do come across as likable all the same. However, the movie does all the same have some serious problems. The movie obviously had a low budget, with the general look of movie looking somewhat tacky. The screenplay has assorted plot turns that you will have seen in dozens of other movies before, and has the various characters coming across the same way as well. And the middle of the movie is a long dull stretch. However, I will say this movie all the same is far from the worst martial arts movies I have managed to see.


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