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A tough former cop and football star finds himself in trouble, and gets his old teammates to jump in.

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Michael Thomas Montgomery (as Michael Montgomery)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Mack Derringer
Peter Fonda ... Jake
Gary Busey ... Lenny
Robert Forster ... Det. Ted Coleman
Vanity ... Jennifer Derringer
Isabel Sanford ... Mama
Sam J. Jones ... Billy
Stella Stevens ... Nancy
Henry Silva ... Santiago
Shay King Shay King ... Renee
Sheree Devereaux Sheree Devereaux ... Francesca
Robin Trapp Robin Trapp ... Casey
Dana Mark Dana Mark ... Suzi / Pebbles
Frank Pesce ... Jimmy
Marquis Ross Marquis Ross ... Too Kool
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A tough former cop and football star finds himself in trouble, and gets his old teammates to jump in.

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The world's deadliest strip of sand.


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1993 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Action See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Po' Boy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Co-Directed by Fred Williamson and Alain Zaloum. See more »

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When Mack gets into Francesca's car, the film crew is reflected in the window. See more »

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Under Control
Performed by Le Coup
Lyrics by Kevens
Music by Kevens / Michael Henry / Thomas Vinton / Ralph Hunter / Aaron Fishbein
Courtesy of Le Coup Productions
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Williamson and Busey: the next Crockett and Tubbs?
24 August 1999 | by crewcut6See all my reviews

"South Beach" is a film noir film about two ex-football players turned private eyes: Fred Williamson plays Mack Derringer, a smooth yet sloppy guy who likes to use a big gun to take out the trash; and Gary Busey is Lenny, Derringer's partner who likes to walk on the wild side. Together, when not solving cases in Miami, they play golf on the sunny Florida countryside. Well, that's basically one half of the film. But the other half is a very confusing mystery that involves the sultry Vanity who hires our heroes on a case for her. They wind up battling guys like Sam Jones and Henry Silva. This is a messy film, with not a lot of character development. One part of the movie, Peter Fonda shows up, for unknown reasons, to help Busey and Williamson. No, this is not a "Miami Vice" clone, because "M.V." has more logic and sense, and more organized characterization. Avoid this film if you're in the mood for an intelligent film. I don't know why I watched "South Beach". I was flipping through TV one night and I ran into this flick on TNT. I decided to watch it, and this show gave me a headache. What an idiot I am!


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