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Extreme Justice (1993)

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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.

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Mark L. Lester
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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They're an elite task force. They target high-profile criminals, learn how they work...and shut them down. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1993 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Larson: Tell me detective, what kind of police officer watches a young girl get raped?
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Connections

Referenced in Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) See more »

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Rodney, Ahh Coming Down
Performed by The Trinidad Steel Band
Written by Ken Lawrence
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good acting in a paint by numbers action/crime drama movie
31 October 2007 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

(the following review/comment is my own personal opinion)i found this movie entertaining.it is pretty fast paced and never really lets up.it's basically about an elite group of cops whose sole purpose is to tail the bad guys and learn their routine.then the nab them in the act.this sometimes results in people being victimized so they can have an air tight case against the bad guys.but the squad becomes more of a vigilante group,taking on the role of judge,jury and executioner.the movie is apparently based on a real squad that still exists today.but the events and the characters in the movie are fictional.there is fair amount of violence in this movie and a some pretty crude language.it's a pretty standard paint by numbers action/crime drama,but i think the acting performances elevated it quite a bit.Lou Diamond Phillips and Scott Glenn are the two main actors,but there are some great supporting performances.for me,Extreme Justice is a 7/10.


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