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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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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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11 March 1989 (Japan) See more »

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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 »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Day of the Panther (2008) 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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Aussie martial arts nonsense
19 September 2017 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

It's not every day you see a martial arts film from Australia. Day of the Panther is that film. Set in Perth in western Australia, this film is about a martial arts expert called Jason Blade. Yes, you heard that correctly…Jason Blade. It sure is a no messing name and he is a guy who certainly does not mess about. In this film, he is sent on a mission to Australia to take down a drug lord. Why is it always drug lords who are villains in 80's action movies? Are drugs really that bad? What would be wrong with mixing it up a little and occasionally have our ass kicking hero set about a gang of dishonest tradesmen? Seriously, forget class A drugs, have you ever been overcharged for the installation of a badly fitted kitchen? Now that is something really annoying, certainly bad enough to hire a guy called Jason Blade to kick hell out of them I reckon. Anyway, Day of the Panther features copious scenes featuring men in pastel coloured suits fighting. For what it's worth, I thought that by far the best part of the film was the extended scene where Blade's female partner is chased by three thugs who she dispatches with. A great scene. I was severely vexed when she was immediately killed afterwards though – a bad mistake. On a separate note, when the credits first came up I noticed the director was Brian Trenchard-Smith. It was a name I knew but couldn't think from where, I was pretty sure he was responsible for a good film. Afterwards I used this very website to put my mind to rest and it turned out the movie in question was Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996). It turns out it wasn't a good film.


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