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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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Cast

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 Timm Zemanek ... News Editor
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

One Cop. One Vigilante. Alone, they're unstoppable. Together, they're invincible! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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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The sound effects guys worked overtime for this one
31 March 2010 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

For a movie that is largely sold (on posters, taglines, etc.) on the strength of the Billy Blanks - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper teaming, "Back In Action" doesn't really feature as much of their teamwork as you might expect - it's only in the last half hour that they join forces to go after the same targets. It's a bit of a shame, too, as these two do have some strong chemistry (in their first scene together, they fight each other, and it's amusing to see Blanks' kickboxing vs. Piper's brawling), and the rest of the "plot" is far too weak to hold your interest in other ways. The action in general is nothing really special in quality, but it's hard to complain about the quantity at least. The two women in the film, Bobbie Phillips and Kai Soremekun, are gorgeous, but it seems a bit of a waste to cast Phillips in a martial arts actioner and give her only about 10 seconds of fighting in total, considering how much a$$ she kicked in the same year's "TC 2000" (also with Blanks). Also be warned: this is an extremely violent film. I wasn't surprised to read on IMDb that it was originally rated NC-17 in the USA, and banned (!) in the UK. ** out of 4.


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