A rogue cop joins an elite L.A.P.D. unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.


Mark L. Lester





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jeff Powers
Scott Glenn ... Dan Vaughn
Chelsea Field ... Kelly Daniels
Yaphet Kotto ... Larson
Andrew Divoff ... Angel
Richard Grove ... Mike Lloyd
William Lucking ... Cusack
L. Scott Caldwell ... Lieutenant Devlin
Larry Holt ... Reese
Daniel Quinn ... Bobby Lewis
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Chavez (as Tom Rosales)
Ed Frias Ed Frias ... Luis Herrera
Jay Arlen Jones ... Nash
Adam Gifford ... Speer (as G. Adam Gifford)
Jophery C. Brown ... Vince


Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the job done, even if it means murder. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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... Search ... Identify ... Shoot! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for strong graphic violence, language, and for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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The weapons used by Scott Glenn are : IMI Desert Eagle .44 magnum pistol, Smith & Wesson .357 magnum Model 27 revolver, Ruger Mini-14 automatic rifle and Heckler & Koch MP5 Kurz model Submachine Gun. See more »


In the beginning, there is a party where the crew of cops target shoot some beer bottles. One cop lines up 5 empty bottles, but the other cops shoot 12 bottles half-filled with beer. See more »


Captain Shafer: We made a few mistakes the last time we took them down.
Cusack: Yeah, we left them breathing...
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Alternate Versions

Two versions were released on DVD in Germany, a cut version with a FSK 16 age rating released as "Deadly Execution Cop" and a uncut release with a FSK 18 age rating released as "Extreme Justice". See more »


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Comes on strong and rarely lets up .........
12 August 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Fans of good action films will find "Extreme Justice" to their liking. What elevates this police special squad film above the competition, is the interesting and effective cast. You rarely see Scott Glenn, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Lauter, and Yaphet Kotto all together in one exciting movie. Ethical questions aside, "Extreme Justice" delivers the death squad justice in massive doses. If you are a fan of any of the above actors, then seek this one out, because you will not be disappointed. My only objection is that the female lead, Chelsea Field, playing a snoopy reporter, is rather bland, cold, and ultimately forgettable. - MERK

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Release Date:

2 July 1993 (Italy) See more »

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S.I.S. - Special Investigation Section See more »


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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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