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Action Jackson (1988)

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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Director:

Craig R. Baxley

Writer:

Robert Reneau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Weathers ... 'Action' Jackson
Craig T. Nelson ... Peter Dellaplane
Vanity ... Sydney Ash
Sharon Stone ... Patrice Dellaplane
Thomas F. Wilson ... Officer Kornblau
Bill Duke ... Capt. Armbruster
Robert Davi ... Tony Moretti
Jack Thibeau ... Detective Kotterwell
Roger Aaron Brown ... Officer Lack
Stan Foster Stan Foster ... Albert
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Secretary
Ed O'Ross ... Stringer
Bob Minor ... Gamble
David Glen Eisley David Glen Eisley ... Thaw
Dennis Hayden ... Shaker
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Storyline

Jericho "Action" Jackson is a Detroit police sergeant who was demoted from lieutenant for almost tearing the arm off of sexually violent sociopath Sean Dellaplane, whose father is Peter Dellaplane, a major car manufacturer. But Dellaplane himself is violent as well. Dellaplane kills his wife Patrice by shooting her. And then he plants her body in Jackson's apartment, framing Jackson. Dellaplane won't miss Patrice very much, because he has a drug-addicted mistress named Sydney Ash. He keeps Sydney hooked with a free supply of heroin. Jackson suspects Dellaplane of masterminding a murder spree against local officials from the auto workers' union. Dellaplane's mission is to gain a political power base and choose the next president of the United States. Because of what happened to Dellaplane's son Sean, Dellaplane has taken a particular dislike to Jackson. Jackson gets Sydney's help in going after Dellaplane. Written by Todd Baldridge

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NAME: Jericho Jackson NICKNAME: "Action" HOME: Detroit PROFESSION: Cop EDUCATION: Harvard Law HOBBY: Fighting Crime WEAPON: You're looking at 'em See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

When Jackson is taken captive at the Pool Hall, Sydney invents a cover story about him being delusional and thinking that he was a Holy messenger. In the 1990s, Vanity cast off her stage name and became an Evangelical Christian. See more »

Goofs

First two yacht guards fall overboard after being killed. When third yacht guard comes to investigate, he sees their bodies on deck before he is fatally attacked. See more »

Quotes

Peter Dellaplane: Murder is a tool!
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical and sell-through VHS versions were cut for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knots Landing: Sex & Violence (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

THAT'LL BE THE DAY
Performed by The Knudsen Bros (as The Knudsen Bros.)
Written by Norman Petty, Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison
(C) 1957 MPL Communications, Inc. and Wren Music Co.
All rights reserved.
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Blaxploitation on the 80'
23 October 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Action Jackson could be a comic black hero, nothing in the movie is real, glass blast, cars climbing the stairs, big explosions, whenever they do are overblown, Vanity and Sharon stone in hot and breathtaking scenes are gorgeous in they best shape than ever, even the characters in small roles is funny with a lot of gags, actually the picture is pure entertainment and action that certainly you do not be sorry to watch!!! But don't wait a serious movie!!

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First watch: 1990 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6.5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Action Jackson See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,424,783, 15 February 1988

Gross USA:

$20,256,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,256,975
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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