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Cottonmouth (2002)

Texas cop Thomas Carruth is not just any police officer. He delivers justice -- justice at any price -- with just his badge and trusty bullet, and he's a one-man judge, jury and executioner looking for any punks who do wrong.


James Dalthorp


Steven Owsley (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Tyson ... Thomas Carruth
Steven Owsley Steven Owsley ... J.B. Thornton
Michelle Stafford ... Renee Alexander
Willie Gault ... Eddie Mills
Robert Vaughn ... Judge Mancini
Sondra Currie ... Charlene Fannin
Jane Bunting Jane Bunting ... Claire Alexander
Sean Nepita Sean Nepita ... Sherwood Jones
Rob Reinis Rob Reinis ... Dale Nichols
Joe Nieves ... Mike E. Ramirez
Brandon Smith Brandon Smith ... Gib Sterling
Sylvia Caplan Rawley Sylvia Caplan Rawley ... Maria Rodriguez
Big Skinny Brown Big Skinny Brown ... Junkman
Jett Williams Jett Williams ... Vegas
Dawn Marie Passaro Dawn Marie Passaro ... Julie Matheson


A legal conspiracy between a rouge Texas cop, a State Judge, and several powerful businessmen that results in vigilante action against a number of criminals, who have escaped punishment through loopholes in justice system. In order to cover their actions, the conspirators have also disposed of many innocent victims, including the wife and child of former District Attorney JB Thornton. Through the investigative efforts of an inquisitive female attorney, the pair begin to unravel the conspiracy and naturally, become a target themselves. Written by James Dalthorp

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Judge. Jury. Executioner.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Richard Tyson is great in this very good movie!
30 November 2003 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

This movie Lethal Force is based on a true story and is a decent one! The film stars one of My favorite actors who is very talented and is always serious and that actor is none other than Richard Tyson! His acting was very good in the film! The part he plays is really unbelievable but his character really did those things! If you like Richard Tyson and want to see a movie that's based on true events about a cop going mad then see Lethal Force!

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November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Force See more »

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Houston, Texas, USA

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