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Killing American Style (1988)

Walking jawline Tony Stone (Robert Z'Dar), is a tough criminal with questionable recruitment criteria for his henchmen. After he and his goons pull off a heist at a surprisingly ... See full summary »

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Amir Shervan

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Amir Shervan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold Diamond Harold Diamond ... John Morgan
Jim Brown ... Lt. Sunset
Robert Z'Dar ... Tony Stone
Joselito Rescober ... Dr. Fuji (as Joselito C. Rescober)
John Lynch John Lynch ... Lynch
Veronica Paul Veronica Paul ... Doris
Jimmy Williams ... Loony
G. Alexander Virdon G. Alexander Virdon ... Red
Bret Johnston Bret Johnston ... Jessie Stone (as Brett Johnston)
Buck Striker Buck Striker ... Danny Anderson
Keith Rosary Keith Rosary ... Charlie
Don Jean Brown Don Jean Brown ... Police Detective
Terry Amos Terry Amos
Allen Perada
Sandy Palm Sandy Palm ... (as Sandy Palms)
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Walking jawline Tony Stone (Robert Z'Dar), is a tough criminal with questionable recruitment criteria for his henchmen. After he and his goons pull off a heist at a surprisingly well-guarded ice cream truck depot, they're caught by Lt. Sunset (Jim Brown) and shipped off to the slammer. En route, Stone's brother-disguised as the most unconvincing woman ever-springs the gang and gets gut-shot for his efforts. In search of medical help, the bad guys invade the home of all-American bad ass John Morgan (Harold Diamond). Morgan plays along with the criminals to save his family, but an all-American bad ass can only take so much before deciding to kill. Written by IvanWong

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There are all kinds of killings. The best is American style.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estilo Americano: Força e Poder See more »

Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA See more »

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Rex Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Classic so-bad-it's-good style entertainment
28 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

KILLING American STYLE is a hilariously awful B-movie from Iranian born director Amir Shervan, who previously helmed SAMURAI COP which also starred the huge-jawed Robert Z'Dar (MANIAC COP). Shervan's filmography has recently been given a new lease of life thanks to some high definition releases around the globe, allowing a new legion of fans to appreciate some genuine so-bad-it's-good entertainment.

This film looks and feels just like other Shervan movies such as THE YOUNG REBELS, GYPSY, and of course SAMURAI COP. The stories are concerned with gangs of long-haired and hulking muscle guys who go around and abuse people. The heroes look just like the villains and these movies work via action narratives with plenty of shoot-outs and ineptly-staged fights to recommend them.

KILLING American STYLE adopts a home invasion template as a group of vicious robbers invade an everyday household and hold a family hostage. One of the hostages is an annoyingly bratty kid which adds some humour to the thing. There's plenty of gratuitous nudity and rape threats here, alongside some awful acting which takes wooden to whole new levels. The large-scale shoot-out at the climax has to be seen to be believed, and yet you know what? I enjoyed this. Classic so-bad-it's-good style entertainment.


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