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Excessive Force (1993)

R | | Action | 14 May 1993 (USA)
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A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise. The new Chief of Police makes it clear to the... See full summary »

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Jon Hess
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Terry McCain
Lance Henriksen ... Devlin
James Earl Jones ... Jake
Tony Todd ... Frankie Hawkins
Burt Young ... Sal DiMarco
Antoni Corone ... Fat Tommy
Liza Cruzat Liza Cruzat ... Hooker
Leon Delaney Leon Delaney ... Hitman #1
Danny Epper Danny Epper ... Hitman #2
Tony Epper Tony Epper ... Delivery Man
Christopher Garbrecht Christopher Garbrecht ... Red
Danny Goldring ... Lieutenant Landry
Ian Gomez ... Lucas
Paula Anglin Paula Anglin ... Yvonne
Bobby Bass ... Limo Driver
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Storyline

A group of Chicago cops are involved in a raid from which $3,000,000 disappears. The local mob go after them and the body count starts to rise. The new Chief of Police makes it clear to the last remaining officer that he will look the other way if he takes the law into his own hands. When the policeman finds he can't follow through on this someone else does and he finds himself and his girl are being hunted by more or less everyone for their own reasons. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Finally the punishment fits the crime See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuerza excesiva See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,152,117
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

New Line Cinema were hoping that lead actor Thomas Ian Griffith would become a studio/stable star, similar to then-future owner Warner's then-arrangement with Steven Seagal. See more »

Goofs

When approaching the crime scene at the garbage dump, the coroner has already laid out a body bag next to the dead body. For the close up however, the same body bag is being placed next to the body. See more »

Quotes

Anna Gilmour: Scaring the shit out of someone is not the way to protect them.
Terry McCain: Believe me, I'll never do it again.
Anna Gilmour: You should be proud of me. I remembered everything you taught me.
Terry McCain: I don't remember teaching you anything about punching me in the mouth.
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Alternate Versions

The UK video was cut by 26 seconds with edits to kicks and punches, a man's head being pushed through a car window, a dustbin lid beating, and a man's legs being hit with a baseball bat. The cuts were fully waived for the DVD release. See more »

Connections

Followed by Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Apartment Blues
Written by Michael Melvoin (as Mike Melvoin)
Performed by Michael Melvoin (as Mike Melvoin)
Published by Mike Melvoin Music
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Well, I guess I enjoyed it...
15 October 2012 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. But not because of his action scenes, which action-crime films usually offers. The strongest edge of this film is acting crew. I mean, check it out: Thomas Ian Griffith (known from "Karate Kid 3" and "Vampires", the leading man here, he did a fine job, but on some moments pretty shallow performance, nevertheless, he is good), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Alien 3, AVP, OK, no surprises here, this commanding and great actor appeared in many low budget films, so it's not surprising at all), Charlotte Lewis ("Pirates" and "Men of War", well, I think she was chosen because of her beauty, nothing more), Burt Young (Rocky films, he is a good actor and I usually expected him in supporting roles in big budget films), W. Earl Brown ("Deadwood", he is great, and this was one of his first works), Tony Todd ("Candyman", great, scary actor, known for his trade mark height and deep, spooky voice, well, he appeared in most of these low budget films, so it's not surprising at all) and James Earl Jones ("Star Wars", now... I was really confused about him here, what a hell? How did he get here, the best actor in the film... in such low budget film, well, maybe he liked the crew too). And I think that acting crew is the best thing in this film and it's worth watching because of it.

Now, when it comes to script and plot, it's an average revenge seeking film, I mean this film was really unknown, and yet they put a challenging taglines like "Meet the new contender", "In 70s, we had Bruce Lee, 80s Chuck Norris and now in 90s... meet the new guy", all that exaggerated claims... and in the end... no luck. I think that Griffith is a good actor and a good martial artist, but this kind of movies can't do much for you... If you are a fan of these kind of films, you can easily enjoy it.


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