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Whatever It Takes (1998)

Two Los Angeles cops go undercover to investigate the distribution of steroids to wrestlers and body builders.

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Brady MacKenzie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Neil (as Don 'The Dragon' Wilson)
Andrew Dice Clay ... Dave Menardi
Fred Williamson ... Paulie Salano
Craig Susser Craig Susser ... Sonny Salano
Michael Bailey Smith ... Kevin Thompson (as Michael Baily Smith)
Vic Polizos ... Sid Babich
Joey Sagal ... Pope Kim (as Joe Sagal)
Leslie Danon Leslie Danon ... Marla Christian
John Nielsen ... Walker
Jack Capece Jack Capece ... Devalle
Bruce Gray ... Carl Lica
Cori Lowens Cori Lowens ... Hans Grusser
Pamala Tyson Pamala Tyson ... Sharleen Harris (as Pamela Tyson)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Roland
Diane Robin ... Connie
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Two Los Angeles cops go undercover to investigate the distribution of steroids to wrestlers and body builders.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tutti i costi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,104,298, 24 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,427,155, 31 March 2000
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Trivia

"The Dragon" and "The Diceman" make a quick reference to "Ford Fairlane" when they appropriate a drug pusher's aging automobile. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) was a film showcasing Andrew Dice Clay. See more »

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References The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) See more »

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Pedal To The Metal
Performed by Chris Horvath
Written by Chris Horvath (Jamnation Music, BMI)
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The Hammer is one of his very few villainous roles.
3 August 2004 | by Drunken MasterSee all my reviews

I picked up this film because I am a huge Fred "The Hammer" Williamson fan. I was shocked to see him play the villain in this surprisingly entertaining film. Fred Williamson never plays a villain - I think it's written into his contract. How Brady MacKenzie got Fred William to play the villain beats me?! Brady MacKenzie (the director) never made a film before this, or after - what gives? He handles the action scenes very well - he's no John Woo, but hey - he's got Michael Bay beat! And Fred's good as the antagonist, hard-ass and funny as always. This also marks my first Don "The Dragon" Wilson film; who's no Jackie Chan, but he's got Van Damn beat! I will admit I am a fan of Andrew "Dice" Clay, not as a comedian but as an actor. The Dice runs around for most of the action scenes blazing two guns - ala Chow Yun-Fat. The Killer the Diceman isn't, but I'll take Whatever It Takes over any Lethal Weapon film any day of the week. Whatever It Takes hits the mark, keeping in mind this is a straight-to-video release.


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