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The Kill Reflex (1989)

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 »

Director:

Fred Williamson

Writers:

Jaron Summers (novel), Jaron Summers (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soda Cracker See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was the last of Phyllis Hyman See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Meet Me On The Moon
Written by Gene McDaniels and Carrie Thompson
Sung by Phyllis Hyman
© Skyforest Music Co.
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Had to fight my gag reflex!
15 July 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I admire what Fred Williamson did after the blaxpoitation craze of the 1970s died out and the major studios were no longer interested in making these movies, which was to make his movies himself. What I don't admire, however, is the quality of most of Williamson's self- directed movies, and "Soda Cracker" (a.k.a. "The Kill Reflex") is no exception. Where to start with this movie? Well, probably with the biggest complaint I had with it - it is unbelievably slow and boring. There is an incredible amount of padding on display. In the first sixty minutes, Williamson's cop character makes almost no effort towards investigating the murder of his partner. Not only that, this first hour only has about a couple of minutes of action at most, and what there is is incredibly flat and unexciting. Things pick up (very slightly) in the last half hour, but it's too little and too late. Add in rock bottom production values and passionless acting, the entire package is incredibly hard to sit through from start to finish. At least in its present version - I could see that the people behind "Mystery Science Theater 3000" could really skewer this movie in a hilarious manner. If they should do so in the future, only then should you watch this movie.


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