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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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Hard Way To Kill...
24 July 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Don Wilson stars as George MacReady who kicks into high gear, when his son is kidnapped by CIA agents who are targeting him for death because of his secret identity being blown, now he must fight his ex-comrades and save his son, while not ripping his pants in the process. That is not an unworthy observation, Don Wilson wears jeans so tight they might as well be spandex and it becomes quite believable that Wilson is a true martial artist because somehow he can kick way over his head and do so without once tearing a hole in his pants. If anything else though, Bloodfist VIII is a one man show with Wilson quite invincible against assembly line villains who say everything that villains of this nature do. The one interesting element is that the characters are named after classic actors and directors such as George MacReady, Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell. Other then that the production values are better this time around although who ever was behind the radio shock effect should be walloped with a tire-iron, overall i'm saying this is the least terrible of the last 4 sequels. But really this is a fifty cent rental at best, once again Don Wilson fans will enjoy this but other then that it holds little appeal. Also John Patrick White has to be the oldest teenager ever.

*1/2 out of 4-(Poor)


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