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Merchant of Death (1997)

Jim Rendall (Michael Pare) is 6 when his family gets killed. 25 years later he finds out why.

Director:

Yossi Wein

Writers:

Danny Lerner (story), David Sparling (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Jim Randell
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Dr. Maggie Winters
John Simon Jones John Simon Jones ... Detective Will 'Flash' Gordon (as Simon Jones)
Justin Illusion Justin Illusion ... Walter
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Canning (as Anthony Fridjohn)
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Velazquez
Michael McGovern Michael McGovern ... Sam Washburn
Greg Melvill-Smith Greg Melvill-Smith ... Anthony Birch
Deon Stewardson ... Harv Bennet
Frank Notaro Frank Notaro ... Panella
Frank Norton Frank Norton ... Pope
Dave Ridley Dave Ridley ... Hyperion Security
David Dukas ... Nick Randall
David Butler David Butler ... Cessna Pilot
Michael Brunner Michael Brunner ... Jim Randall 6 Year
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When he was 6-years-old 23 years ago, Portland, Oregon police detective Jim Randall witnessed the murders of his parents and his sister. Now, Randall is trying to crack a drug ring led by Panella, whose hit men Velazquez and Birch killed Randall's family 23 years ago. After Randall's interruption of another cop's stakeout, Randall's boss Sam Washburn orders him to undergo departmental psychiatric therapy. But Randall's visits with Dr. Maggie Weathers leads to Randall's memories flooding out to confront him. Randall learns that Washburn was mixed up in a scheme to buy the Randall family farm, and after Washburn's death, Washburn's widow hands Randall a file. The trail leads to the Hyperion Export Corporation, owned by Canning, the town's former mayor. Randall sets out to avenge his family's murders, knowing exactly who to go after. Randall starts by going after Velazquez and Birch, who didn't tell Washburn about their orders from Panella to kill the Randalls because the Randalls didn't... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated R for strong violence, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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pure action nothing more nothing less
1 April 2007 | by ghostman16See all my reviews

action and more action that is what this movie is all about action. this is my first Michael pare film and the only one i have seen of his work but this film has certainly made me think about seeing more of his films. first of all the plot Michael pare plays Jim Randell a renegade cop who as a child saw his little sister and both his parents murdered.years later he wants revenge for the slaying of his family with the help of a sexy psychiatrist and a fellow cop Jim is out for blood. now i said it before but i will say it again this movie is all about action forget the plot the acting forget all of those things and focus on the action because this is one very fun enjoyable no brainer men only action movie you get action packed shoot outs edge of your seats chases you get every thing. rent it or buy it if you are a action junkie because this more action packed then so called action films like the rock or the island get it now 9 out of 10


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