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Strike of the Panther (1988)

After forming a task force dedicated to the re-capture of his enemy Jim Baxter, martial artist and cop Jason Blade must venture into a volatile chemical plant to bring down the villain and save his girlfriend.

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Peter West (screenplay), Ranald Allan (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward John Stazak Edward John Stazak ... Jason Blade
John Stanton ... William Anderson
Rowena Wallace Rowena Wallace ... Sgt Lucy Andrews
James Richards James Richards ... Jim Baxter (as Jim Richards)
Paris Jefferson ... Gemma Anderson
Zale Daniel Zale Daniel ... Colin
Matthew Quartermaine ... Constable Lambert (as Mathew Quartermaine)
Brian Fitzsimmons Brian Fitzsimmons ... Chief Inspector Hudson
Bill McCluskey Bill McCluskey ... Bradford
Suzanne Dudley Suzanne Dudley ... Brothel Madam
Gerald Hitchcock Gerald Hitchcock ... Brothel Customer
Fiona Gauntlett Fiona Gauntlett ... Julia Summers
Phil Meacham Phil Meacham ... Collis
Bernie Davis Bernie Davis ... Doctor
Jenny Davis Jenny Davis ... Nurse
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Storyline

Martial arts expert Jason Blade forms a "Crime Task Force" to assist in the capture of notorious criminal Jim Baxter. But when Baxter kidnaps Blade's girlfriend Gemma, he has to risk his own life to save her from an abandoned chemical plant rigged to explode. Written by ashleyr4444

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Trivia

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

Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK Guild video release was cut by 1 min 38 secs to remove all footage of nunchakus. The cuts were restored for the 2002 ILC release. See more »

Connections

Followed by Day of the Panther (1988) See more »

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Some of the funniest lines ever in a film. Full stop.
16 September 2003 | by bilbicusSee all my reviews

This film has some of the most priceless quotations I have ever heard. The other review gives a rounded appraisal of this film's charms, bar quoting some of the fine examples of the English language that this film boasts.

Par example:

(Start of film - that is *prologue* and shows scenes from "Day of the Panther" in attempt to pad out running time by showing best bits from the prequel)

(Good guy has bad guy lying there, begging for his life)

Bad Guy: I have money!

Good Guy: So have I.

(Another great one - Jason Blade, The film's protagonist and all round good egg, is on a bloodthirsty rampage around a brothel striking a blow for moral decency and bad fashion)

(Jason Blade kicks down a door. Inside the room is a naked woman and a guy in a chicken suit)

Jason Blade: You're ssssssick!

This film is incredible. There is this one scene where Jason Blade and his girlfriend Gemma (She should be called Jade - "Jade Blade") are dancing with each other. Jason is the world's worst dancer, and this display is just so cringeworthy that you actually can't watch.

Jason Blade - working class hero, secret policeman and kung-fu instructor.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strike of the Panther See more »

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