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Back in Action (1994)

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The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »

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Karl Schiffman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Blanks ... Billy
Roddy Piper ... Frank Rossi
Bobbie Phillips ... Helen Lewinsky
Kai Soremekun Kai Soremekun ... Tara
Matt Birman ... Chakka
Nigel Bennett ... Kasajian
Damon D'Oliveira ... Gantry
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Jerry Gitano
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Lt. Burns
Barry Blake ... Wallace
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ... Trick
Garry Robbins ... Giant
David Ferry ... Head Lawyer
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... T.V. Camerman
Timm Zemanek ... News Editor
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The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend and his friends, fighting with or without external help. But perhaps this tough cop, Rossi, could help him... or stop him... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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One cop, one vigilante, one mission... one chance. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Billy Blanks and Bobbie Phillips also worked together on TC2000. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double when the main bad guy is thrown off the boat onto a car during the final fight. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1994 UK video certificate was initially rejected by the BBFC. It was then passed later the same year after 7 minutes 32 secs of distributor edits and a further 1 min 28 secs of BBFC cuts which removed nearly all the violent fight footage including head kicks and punches. The cuts were fully restored in the 2004 Hollywood DVD release. See more »

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References Dead Heat (1988) See more »

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Welcome to the 90's: Roddy Piper and Billy Blanks, direct-to-video stars.
31 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Back in Action (1994) was another direct-to-video-movie that starred two of the biggest players in the rising rental market. Billy Blanks plays a former decorated solider who's sister is mixed up with a local gangster. He knows that he's no good and she'll end up in trouble or worse. Roddy Piper co-stars as a hung over drunken cop who crosses paths with the enraged Billy. How will theses two be able to help each other out? Roddy wants to bust the mobster and Billy wants to put them six feet under. Will these two hot heads be able to work together and take a bite out of organized crime?

Roddy Piper and Billy Blanks found new careers in making low budget direct-to-video-action-films. This was a few years before Mr. Blanjs struck gold with the Tai-Bo gimmick and no longer needed to play in these cheesy films. Another underrated action duo. Blanks and Piper made a very interesting team.

Recommended.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Back in Action: De vuelta en acción See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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