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One Tough Bastard (1996)

When a man's wife and family are murdered, he plots revenge only to find out that the killer is under Federal protection and he must exact his own form of justice.

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Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Steven Selling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bosworth ... Sgt. John North
Bruce Payne ... Agent Karl Savak
Jeff Kober ... Marcus
DeJuan Guy DeJuan Guy ... Mikey Adams
M.C. Hammer ... Dexter Kane (as Hammer)
Neal McDonough ... Agent Ward
Robert Kotecki ... Agent Klark
Deborah Worthing Deborah Worthing ... Darlene North
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Marianne North
Cyrus Farmer ... Chocolate
M.C. Gainey ... Hank
Robert LaSardo ... Tattoist (as Robert La Sardo)
Leo Lee ... Agent Tam
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Jake (as Christopher Brown)
Justice Bowens ... Mustapha (as R.B. Bowens)
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Storyline

Cool wacko cop, Karl Savak wants to steal and sell prototype military weapons. But, while he was stealing ammo, one of his comrades kills the family of John North. He is a military combat expert, who soon after starts his own investigation. But, it's not easy to take down one of most decorated FBI officers. Written by Harun Mehmedinovic <Pkojovic@concentric.net>

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

One Man's Justice See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though credited as director, Kurt Wimmer was removed early during filming and producer Kurt Anderson took over as director. See more »

Goofs

When the car gets flaming at the service station, all the windows are blown out, but intact in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Karl Savak: Don't you know it's illegal to drive while dead?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) See more »

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This Time
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Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Russ Parrish
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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One of the best B-movie action flicks ever made.
16 March 2000 | by The Beer KidsSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on HBO about a year and a half ago, and I absolutely loved it. I've never heard of Brian Bosworth, who seems to be the typical American action movie star (he's better than Jeff Speakman by far, though). The throwaway plot in this film deals with the not-so-accidental death of North's wife and child at the hands of a couple of street hoods working for a Disney Dollars counterfeiter or an herbal tea smuggler or something. Johnny sets off in pursuit of the dudes and is led to Karl Savak (Bruce Payne from Passenger 57), the aforementioned bad guy.

There are some very well-done fight scenes here, and the story actually develops (somewhat) as North tries to lure his nemesis out of the woodwork by posing as another criminal, and is eventually offered a chance by Savak to avenge his family's death. The dialogue is laughable at points, mainly Bosworth's lines, but for the most part this movie is well-paced. Payne is right at home as the villain, and the showdown at the end is incredible. The supporting cast did well with what they had, also.

If you find this one at the bottom of a sales bin, you would do well to pick it up. Hell, I'll buy it from you. No rental store around Chicago has this film.


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