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One Man Force (1989)

In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner

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Dale Trevillion

Writer:

Dale Trevillion
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Matuszak ... Jake
Ronny Cox ... McCoy
Charles Napier ... Dante
Sharon Farrell ... Shirley
Sam J. Jones ... Pete (as Sam Jones)
Chance Boyer Chance Boyer ... Ronnie
Richard Lynch ... Adams
Stacey Swain Stacey Swain ... Leah Jennings (as Stacey Q)
Robert Tessier ... Wilson
Shirley Jo Finney ... Hazel
Tomás Goros Tomás Goros ... El Tipre
Daniel Rojo Daniel Rojo ... Chico
Richard Lopez Richard Lopez ... Santiago
Blair Valk Blair Valk ... Santiago's Girlfriend (as Blueberry)
Richard Green ... Jacobowitz
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In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner Written by Amsell Entertainment

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No one enforces the law like he does!

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Action | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Quadrophonic
Performed by: Sugar Style
Written by: Fidel Padilla, Danny Padilla & George Estrada
Courtesy of: On the Spot Records
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They should put this on one of those "I love the 80s" shows; that'll show 'em.
24 October 2006 | by neskowSee all my reviews

I was working at a video store when I found this tape on sale for $1. I couldn't resist: the title, the graphics, and even the tag line ("Jake Swan vs. the LAPD: Now the sides are even!").

On one hand, the movie has everything you might want: a highly original plot (tough cop's good partner killed, starting an out-of-control revenge thing), crappy synthesizer music with the standard 80s electric guitar riffs, witty one-liners, vaguely memorable action scenes, and even some well-intentioned messages about smoking dope. On the other hand, even I couldn't bear the whole thing. But it's definitely worth it for certain moments, like when John Matuszak "goes wild" and wrecks his boss' desk after being told he's out of control. And who could forget the searing innuendo when he tells a woman who comments on how big and tall he is that "everything is in proportion." That's the sort of thing that stays with you for a while, although apparently not that long, because I'm already having trouble remembering a lot of this movie.

What it comes down to is that you really must just see this movie for yourself. Get a pack of Schlitz, a couple Slim Jims, and pretend it's still 1989, if only for an hour and a half. But bear in mind that if you pay more than a couple dollars for it, you'll probably hate yourself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1990 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A magányos erő See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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