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Back in Action (1993)

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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 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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One cop, one vigilante, one mission... one chance. 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:

Coup de force 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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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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Film was released theatrically in U.S. in 1993
19 January 2009 | by TWESee all my reviews

Just a minor note: some have said Back in Action was a direct-to-video release in the U.S. which isn't accurate. It was released for a brief run in the Southwest in 1993, playing at United Artists theaters including the University Quartet in Little Rock. Based on my memory, however, the lure of the 35mm prints did not attract huge audiences although I think it made a second week of release at one location as a split run. While Shaprio-Glickenhaus Entertainment did handle the Foreign Distribution Sales, it arranged with United International Pictures (UIP) for the domestic theatrical run in the U.S., probably just for the video store campaign as much as anything.


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