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Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)

R | | Action | 29 October 1996 (USA)
A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his ... See full summary »

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Rick Jacobson

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Alex Simon (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Rick Cowan / George 'Mac' MacReady (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
John Patrick White John Patrick White ... Chris Cowan
Jillian McWhirter ... Danielle Mendelsohn
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Michael Powell
Donnie Hair Donnie Hair ... Emeric Pressburger
Richard Farrell Richard Farrell ... Major
John McHugh John McHugh ... Detective Terry O'Leary
Conor Nolan Conor Nolan ... Carlo Gianini
Brendan Murray Brendan Murray ... Stanton
Mike O'Mahoney Mike O'Mahoney ... McGrath
Liam Silke Liam Silke ... Bernard
Shawn Brewster Shawn Brewster ... Nick Bartoll
Carl Milinac Carl Milinac ... Bryan Flannaghan
Geroid McDonnacha Geroid McDonnacha ... Chris' Buddy
Christopher Place ... Football Player
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A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his son is kidnapped, he is forced back into the business and his son suddenly sees a side of his father that he never knew existed. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There is only one escape for a man who knows too much.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out See more »

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This film was not part of the Bloodfist franchise when originally released in the United States. It debuted on video with the title "Hard Way Out". It was later released on video and DVD in the U.S. with the new title "Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out". See more »

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Follows Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994) See more »

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The final entry - and not a moment too soon
12 February 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It was around this time that Ireland started offering foreign filmmakers generous tax breaks for making movies in Ireland, which got a number of B movie filmmakers to film there, including Roger Corman. Since he was able to stretch his dollar further, this final entry in the "Bloodfist" series looks a little better than the previous few entries. The movie has some atmosphere, looking dark and moody, and the movie looks somewhat more expensive, with the climax of the movie taking place out in the ocean on a boat, which probably would have been too expensive for Corman if he made the movie stateside. Unfortunately, that's about all that's positive to say about the movie. The first part of the movie (set in the U.S.) tries to disguise the Ireland shooting locations, and it's pretty laughable. The movie is shot with the camera jammed up right at the actors most of the time, which makes it hard to see the surroundings. The action is pretty disappointing, with dull shootouts and unspectacular martial arts sequences (this entry in the series may have the least number of martial arts sequences than any other entry.) Mercifully, the series came to an end at this point.


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