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Firepower (1993)

In the near future, street gangs have their own city zones where cops can't go. Two tough cops are sent undercover in one of them to investigate an illegal cure for AIDS. But they must first fight in a deathmatch, and the match is fixed.

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Richard Pepin

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Michael January
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad McQueen ... Darren Braniff
Gary Daniels ... Nick Sledge
George Murdock ... Captain Croy
Joseph Ruskin ... Drexal
Alisha Das Alisha Das ... Lisa
Jim Hellwig ... The Swordsman
Pablo Marz ... Mendez
Art Camacho ... Viper
Dennis Garber Dennis Garber ... Booking Officer
Michael Gregory ... Chief Handler
Vanessa Hampton Vanessa Hampton ... Boone
Kimberly Cockrell Kimberly Cockrell ... Sue Braniff (as Kimberly Hooper)
Taylor Leigh Taylor Leigh ... Newscaster
Peter Gonneau Peter Gonneau ... Bill Russel
Stephen J. McCarthy Stephen J. McCarthy ... Hooker
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In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, formerly called the "Zone of Personal Freedom," is a safe-haven for criminal warpaths everywhere. This Hell Zone in LA is controlled by a criminal mastermind named Drexal (Joseph Ruskin). For the sake of entertaining his crowds of decadent losers and underlings, Drexal has staged a series of lethal, no-holds-barred matches in the "Death Ring," where the winner takes all of the glory...while the defeated one shall lose his self-respect (or maybe just his head). Meanwhile, two brave cops, Braniff (Chad McQueen), and Sledge (Gary Daniels) must risk their badges...and their lives when they enter Los Angeles's "Hell Zone." They must fight for their lives in order to expose an alleged "black market" involving the sale of counterfeit AIDS vaccines. Will these ... Written by David Choi <KDaDDyChOi@aol.com>

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, continuous violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Force See more »

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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Quotes

Braniff: I'm going into The Zone to get Drexal.
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Alternate Versions

The 1994 UK video was cut by 1 min 34 secs by the BBFC to edit footage of weaponry including all crossbow scenes. The cuts were fully restored in the 2003 ILC DVD. See more »

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Top Movie....The Swordsmen steals the show
19 June 2006 | by VanDamageSee all my reviews

What can a say. Firepower is the personification of B grade action that is very entertaining. For lovers of the action genre this movie is a must have for your collection, especially if you are a wrestling fan also.

I stumbled across the movie whilst researching Gary Daniels filmograghy on this site. After reading on fans review of the movie and its villain I knew I had to buy it.

Chad McQueen is OK in the leading role and while he comes across as a poor mans version of Tom Sizemore, he does a solid job which his father would be proud of.

Gary Daniels as always come to the table with a great physique and good fighting sequences. HOWEVER, the show is stolen by one man...The Swordsmen. Without doubt The Sworsdmen (Ultimate Warrior) is the greatest villain to ever grace an action movie. While his only words throughout the film are 'Arggghhhh' he delivers them better than anyone and his on screen presence in undeniable and rivalled by none.

The only bad thing about this movie as that the The Swordsmen wasn't in more scenes. When the Swordsmen is not fighting in the 'deathring' and decapitating others with his fists and blade, he is walking around the 'Hellzone' shirtless, only wearing an apocalypitic leather trench coat. Sooo intimidating and cool it has you screaming for more.

Go see this movie now...Arggghhh


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