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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.

Directors:

Kurt Wimmer, Kurt Anderson (uncredited)

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 ... 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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Trivia

This was Kurt Wimmer's first directorial effort, despite leaving production early. 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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Alternate Versions

German Video-Version, rated not unser 18, ist cut. But there is another Video-Version (same cover) rated "Spio/JK" which is uncut. So take care when you want to rent or buy this movie in Germany. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time
(uncredited)
Written by Anthony Marinelli
Performed by Russ Parrish
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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Bruce Payne is the main man
20 November 2006 | by john-4264See all my reviews

I love this film. Yes its crap but its brilliant at the same time. This is due to an excellent, camp and totally over the top performance by Bruce Payne. He takes the character of Savak to a totally new level by being ruthless, daring and funny at the same time. The bit where he throws his burger meal over marcus and screams 'horse-sh*t' at him is pure class. So is the bit in the drug dealers den 'tsk tsk' and 'ive got the guns'. It seems that Bruce Payne has the knack of taking psycho characters and turning them into something complicated (such as he did with Charles Raine in Passenger 57). I thought the long blond hair and the nose rings really added some presence to the character of Savak in this film, although how plausible it would be to have a CIA / FBI agent looking as he does, I really don't know. Great escapism - 10/10.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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