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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.

Director:

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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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

In the cemetery scene Sgt. John North is wearing a field grade officers cap (embellishments on visor) instead of an enlisted type (plain black visor). 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 »

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One tough actioner rides solid all the way
10 February 2013 | by PeterMitchell-506-564364See all my reviews

Bosworth shows us now, that he can act. He's very good here, putting a lot of heart into his performance. He plays Seargeant North who runs an army corp. Unfortunately for his little daughter and ex wife, they were in the wrong place in the wrong when they're witnesses to a shootout involving some bad guys, one being the ever villainous Kober of course. Bosworth comes a little too late, him taking a bullet too, but surviving. Only there's more dangerous people higher, corrupt DEA agents, led by the versatile Payne as Drew Savaak. Payne creates a real piece of work here, where killer Kober, a real piece of s..t here, is kept under his protection. Bosworth who finally has to pull the plug on his daughter's life support, where the wife'e was executed, starts asking questions and getting involved, as smelling the rats, where he exacts his own investigation and revenge. He forms a friendship with a black kid, Mikey, who helps him, while Bosworth may of found a new love, as he develops a soft spot for Mikey's mother, a social worker if memory serves me correct. Mikey has his own vendetta too, wanting to go after the guys who shot his friend. I loved the scene in the restaurant between the two, exchanging their resolutions on the killers, when they find 'em. Bosworth, a great role figure here, telling Mikey it's wrong to kill, warning him on the consequences. Mikey then asks Bosworth, "What are you gonna do, when you find em". Bosworth of course not stating the obvious, comes out with a safer answer "This is different". OTB is a solid actioner with heart too, you wouldn't expect the movie to be this good. Bosworth is a force to be reckoned with. I loved it when he was kicking a..e as you so much wanted him too. His acting, particularly at the start, really impressed. There's no denying, Payne's evil presence here is fantastic. He even brought some of his mob from Passenger 57 on board, a film I loved him in.


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