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Crackerjack (1994)

R | | Action | 18 August 1994 (USA)
A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.

Director:

Michael Mazo

Writers:

Micheal Bafaro (as Michael Bafaro), Jonas Quastel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Jack Wild
Nastassja Kinski ... Katia 'K.C.' Koslovska
Christopher Plummer ... Ivan Getz
George Touliatos ... Sonny LaRosso
Lisa Bunting ... Annie
Richard Sali Richard Sali ... Mike Wild
William S. Taylor ... Morey
Frank Cassini ... Mario Bracco
Frank C. Turner ... Oliver Green
Dorothy Fehr Dorothy Fehr ... Alex
Vladimir Kulich ... Stephan
Alex Diakun ... Kraft
Sonny Surowiec ... Jacques
Scott McNeil ... Rex
Rob Wilton Rob Wilton ... Bishop
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A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.

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A $50 million heist, a ski resort held hostage, and a cop with nothing to lose See more »

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Action

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cracker Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

German version is 11 minutes shorter than the original version. Due to German laws about violence in movies under 18 nearly all action sequences have either been shortened in a drastic way or have been completely cut out. See more »

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Followed by Crackerjack 2 (1997) See more »

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Jack & KC Waltz
Written by Peter Allen
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Straight To Video 'Die Hard' Rip Off on a Mountain!!
22 August 2006 | by jmupton2003See all my reviews

Maverick cop with family problems and fondness of using his gun – Check! Isolated location with valuable object which is begging to be stolen – Check! Tasty looking love interest – Check! Assorted band of dumb cardboard cannon fodder villains with dodgy European accents – Check! German sounding bad guy played by an English actor with a piece of corny dialogue for every occasion – Check! Corny one liners – Check!

Deary me, does this film take the wee wee or what? The clichés come as thick and fast as an avalanche and most of the cast just stand around gawping at just how bad the script is!

In a blatantly cheap and cheerful straight to video rip off of Die Hard only set on a mountain (complete with some nicked lines from the aforesaid) we have all the usual action move cliché's ticked off progressively as we go along with some good old fashioned violence and nudity thrown in to wake up anyone in the audience who may just have nodded off.

Jack Wild is the cop in full on John McClane mode here who even manages time for the ye ancient bad guy with gun has used all his bullets gag at one point.

In amidst this mess, there are a few well known recognisable faces who I can only assume needed the cash and/or were simply playing it for laughs right from the pointless opening scene that had nothing to do with the plot whatsoever through to the final implausible conclusion complete with ropey dialogue and even ropier effects.

Looking up this three quid from the Supermarket bargain bin effort on IMDb I am astonished to find that this dud spawned not one but two sequels, I have got to find these gems on DVD! It looks like the first sequel is a rip off of Under Siege 2 and the second sequel, well goodness knows! One thing that is always a bad sign is that the actor playing Jack changes with each film and even the character's name seems to change for the third instalment.

Still, blind purchases of cheap DVD's just would not be the same if studios didn't keep trotting out material of this awful quality!!


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