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Maximum Force (1992)

Three determined cops are recruited to take down a notorious crime lord.

Director:

Joseph Merhi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam J. Jones ... Michael Crews (as Sam Jones)
Sherrie Rose ... Cody Randal
Jason Lively ... Rick Carver
John Saxon ... Captain Fuller
Richard Lynch ... Max Tanabe
Mickey Rooney ... Chief of Police
Jeff Langton Jeff Langton ... Ivan
Michael DeLano ... Benny
Sonny Landham ... Pimp
Pamela Dixon Pamela Dixon ... Sheila Stone (as Pam Dixon)
Victoria Hawley Victoria Hawley ... Julie
Talbot Perry Simons ... Vagrant (as Talbot Simons)
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Rastaman (as Jeffrey Anderson Gunter)
Ken Davitian ... Fat Man
Addison Randall Addison Randall ... Sleazy Driver
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Three determined cops are recruited to take down a notorious crime lord.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Força Máxima See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Solid B-movie thrills
2 July 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

MAXIMUM FORCE is a solid B-movie action thriller from the early 1990s, directed by the prolific Joseph Merhi. It takes a predictable storyline - in which a trio of renegade cops must team up to take down a corrupt businessman whom each has a vendetta against - and executes it with solid efficiency. It's the sort of film that's always going to pale in comparison to bigger budgeted fare, but one which remains enjoyable enough as a diversion.

The cast is headlined by Sam Jones (FLASH GORDON), who's wooden but imposing as a tough, kickboxing cop. Think Dolph Lundgren in THE PUNISHER and you'll be close. Sherrie Rose is the trademark blonde sidekick, although she does get the chance to hold her own in a couple of fight scenes. Finally, the weapons/technology expert is played by Jason Lively, of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS/NATIONAL LAMPOON'S European VACATION fame. He brings the comedy.

MAXIMUM FORCE has plenty of action going for it so it remains entertaining through, and I'll forever be a fan of those '90s-era martial arts fights in which every kick and punch is accompanied by a ridiculously loud 'thud' sound effect. Plus there are cameos for Mickey Rooney (of all people!) and PREDATOR's Sonny Landham, a supporting turn from John Saxon as a cop, and cult favourite Richard Lynch (CUT AND RUN) playing the villain. What's not to love?


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