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The Kill Reflex (1989)

R | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1989 (USA)
Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo... See full summary »


Fred Williamson


Jaron Summers (novel), Jaron Summers (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Soda Cracker
Maud Adams ... Crystal Tarver
Bo Svenson ... Ivan Moss
Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman ... Irene
D.R. Jones D.R. Jones ... Ace Moss
John Saunders John Saunders ... Lt. Morgan
Tom Webb Tom Webb ... Phil Gillespe
Julie Gregg ... Nancy Gillespe
James Ryan James Ryan ... Cameron Gillespe
Jerome Landfield Jerome Landfield ... Superintendant Brentwall
Frank Pesce ... Pond
Bernard Mixon Bernard Mixon ... Pete
Cynthia Pleasant Cynthia Pleasant ... Bess
Nicholas Guy Peters Nicholas Guy Peters ... Harris
Doug McDade ... John


Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from the police department, he vows to continue his mission to find the persons responsible for the assassination. Maud Adams plays his new police woman partner, who falls in love with him during their investigations. 'Soda Cracker' also has to deal with the fact that many of the police officers on the squad may be corrupt, and tries to break down the criminal network whilst finding evidence against Ivan Moss. Written by KnatLouie

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A fight with no rules... Only the winner will survive!


Action | Crime | Thriller


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The original title was going to be Soda Cracker. See more »


In the shootout between Fred Williamson and Bo Svenson, Svenson is driving his car to get away and the rear window glass is missing. When Svenson gets out to shoot at Williamson, the glass is intact and is then shot out by Williamson. Svenson gets back into the car to get away, the rear window glass is intact. Svenson backs his car toward Williamson, the glass is again missing. See more »


Soda Cracker: I know it was you that hit Phil, Moss. I'm on your ass 'til you crack! And when you do, I'll be there to blow you straight to hell!
Ivan Moss: Are you threatening me?
Soda Cracker: Better than that, pal. I'm promising you!
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Meet Me On The Moon
Written by Gene McDaniels and Carrie Thompson
Sung by Phyllis Hyman
© Skyforest Music Co.
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Williamson's Cool Reflex
17 February 2005 | by DrunkenMaster2000See all my reviews

The shooting title for this film was "Soda Cracker," somewhere along the road the title of the film changed and "The Kill Reflex" is what we've got. Fred Williamson's character is nicknamed Soda Cracker (something his friends gave him). He's a "shoot first - ask questions later" Chicago cop, on a mission to track down the killer or killers who offed his partner; all this on his birthday no less. His superiors want him off the case, but that doesn't stop Soda from bustin' heads. The production costs are low, but the thrills high. And don't miss the super-cool conclusion where The Hammer jumps on the side of a train to catch the main baddie as he speeds away in his car - this is really one of The Hammer's coolest moments. Other things to watch for include: the super-sexy Maud Adams, the super-cool Bo Svenson, and the super-funky end credit theme song: "Soda Cracker!"

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1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soda Cracker See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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1.85 : 1
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