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Distant Justice (1992)

After his daughter is kidnapped and his wife murdered by drug dealers, a man finds that the gang is protected by corrupt politicians, and sets out to wipe out the gang and expose the politicians.

Director:

Tôru Murakawa

Writer:

Toshiyuki Tabe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bunta Sugawara ... Rio Yuki
David Carradine ... Joe Foley
George Kennedy ... Tom Bradfield
Eric Lutes ... Charlie Givens
Yôko Nogiwa Yôko Nogiwa ... Hiroko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.J. Adams R.J. Adams ... 2nd Sergeant
Kevin Alber Kevin Alber ... Thug 1 (as Kevin Albers)
Keith Brava Keith Brava ... Young Patrolman
Wesley H. Clark Wesley H. Clark ... Jackie
Ellen Colton Ellen Colton ... Woman in Chief's Office
Patrick Coppola Patrick Coppola ... Suspect 2
Mark A. Cuttin Mark A. Cuttin ... 1st Sergeant
Chris De Christopher ... Detective #1
Kevin Fennessy ... Lab Technician
John Fiore ... Danny Largent
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After his daughter is kidnapped and his wife murdered by drug dealers, a man finds that the gang is protected by corrupt politicians, and sets out to wipe out the gang and expose the politicians.

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revenge | independent film | See All (2) »

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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UK video version is cut by 14s for an '18' rating. See more »

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Nothing really impressive.
6 January 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Toru Murakawa's "Distant Justice" is a mediocre action film.Like any self-respecting "Death Wish" clone,it certainly delivers plenty of violence,but there is absolutely no suspense to be found here.Visiting America for the first time with his wife and daughter,Inspector Rio Yuki(Bunta Sugawara)discovers how dangerous Boston can be.After Rio's wife inadvertently photographs a drug buy,she is gunned down and his daughter Sakura(Sakura Sugawara)is kidnapped.Despite assurances from his police buddy,soon-to-retire Chief Bradfield(George Kennedy)Rio decides to take the law into his own hands.The film isn't as bad as its rating suggests-it is just extremely routine and predictable.There is a nice amount of violence(even gang-rape attempt scene),so fans of gritty action movies won't be disappointed.My rating:6 out of 10.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Distant Justice - Das Recht des Stärkeren See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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