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Action U.S.A. (1989)

After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.


John Stewart


James Desmarais (additional material), David Reskin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Osborn
William Hubbard Knight William Hubbard Knight ... McKinnon
Barri Murphy ... Carmen
William Smith ... Conover
Cameron Mitchell ... Frankie Navarro
Ross Hagen ... Drago
Hoke Howell ... Hitch
Gary Beal Gary Beal ... Garrick (as Gary Beall)
Malcolm King Malcolm King ... Perez
Rod Shaft Rod Shaft ... Billy Ray
David Sanders David Sanders ... Lucky
Jim Eiglehart Jim Eiglehart ... Helicopter pilot
Brennon Hatley Brennon Hatley ... Sheriff Pritchard
Matthew Scott Carlton Matthew Scott Carlton ... Conover's aide
Chaelie Pack Chaelie Pack ... Rich man


After her boyfriend is murdered by the gangsters whose diamonds he stole, a girl is protected by two FBI agents who plan to keep her from sharing the same fate.

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Hitch: All right, come on, Drago, now, let's get this over with before you get us all killed!
Drago: All right, get me onto his goddamn tailpipe.
Drago: Well, yes, sir!
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ummmmmm.... heeheehee... this is one of the best kept secrets in movie history. such hot action!!
10 December 2001 | by schpordlokkSee all my reviews

how do i put this? uhhhhmmmmm.. gee let me think- this movie is BEAUTIFUL!!!! BOOOYAHAHAH! this is clearly the premiere underground b-movie action flick of all time. it is hilarious, explosive, and teeming with quotable dialogue that will have you screaming in your seat! i was squealing myself. the plot alone is funny: this guy named billy ray steals these diamonds from these gangsters and is hunted down by the head honcho's ugly henchmen. billy ray's girlfriend flees after he is shot in one of the funniest death scenes i have ever witnessed. enter cop Clay Osbourne and his Danny Glover-imitation partner, nicknamed Panama (you'll have to wait until the end to find out the meaning behind this moniker). the two veterans take in the girlfriend on a witness protection assignment or something. anyways, what follows is TNT. the trio encounters this cool band of villains, including the menacing Drago and the Chuck Norris-esque Lucky. you won't believe how awesome this movie gets. considerate it a blessing if you ever find this title at your local video store. I own a copy myself, probably one of the only ones in existence. see it at all costs.

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Release Date:

14 October 1989 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Handful of Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

Waco, Texas, USA

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Stewart & Berger See more »
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