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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 »

Director:

Rick Jacobson

Writer:

Alex Simon (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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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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Followed by Bloodfist 2050 (2005) See more »

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Wow, this is one LONG series!
23 July 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Bloodfist VIII" is about as watchable as any "Part VIII" of a film series could ever hope to be. Not that it has to do anything with the previous entries anyway - is the name "Bloodfist" such a money maker that they couldn't simply release this as "Trained To Kill"? At first, this appears to be an acting stretch for Don Wilson - he is a math teacher with typical problems in his relationship with his teenage son. But don't worry, we soon find out that he is an ex-CIA agent, targeted for death by Italian hit men and even some of his former employers! The one new element here is the Irish setting for much of the action - and apparently someone thought we were too thick to get the fact that we're in Ireland, because there is this "folk" (I don't know how else to describe it) music score that keeps on playing throughout. At least the close-contact fight scenes are mostly good, with Wilson in top form. (**)


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out See more »

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