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Raw Justice (1994)

Mayor Stiles' daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to follow him.

Director:

David A. Prior

Writer:

David A. Prior
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Mace
Robert Hays ... Mitch McCullum
Pamela Anderson ... Sarah
Leo Rossi ... Lieutenant Atkins
Charles Napier ... Mayor David Stiles
Stacy Keach ... Deputy Mayor Bob Jenkins
Javi Mulero ... Detective Gordo Garcia
Ted Prior Ted Prior ... Bennett
April Bogenschutz ... Donna Stiles
Bernard Hocke ... Bernie
Marshall Russell Marshall Russell ... Sonny
Jeanette Kontomitras Jeanette Kontomitras ... Blaze
Larry McKinley Larry McKinley ... Desk Sergeant
Hal Jeansonne Hal Jeansonne ... Bartender Joe
David Veca David Veca ... Thug #1
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Mayor Stiles' daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to follow him. Mace learns immediately that someone's after Mitch's life - and after his and prostitute Sarah's too, as soon as they're seen together. Unfortunately it's a cop who's after them, murdering witnesses and faking evidence against Mace. So Sarah has to give her best to soothe the pain of being accused while innocent. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Taglines:

Kill... Or be killed.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Pamela Anderson claimed to have had a "Horrible experience" filming the sex scenes, saying "I was thrown around, I was scratched, I was bruised, I was bitten. I cried, I went home, I called my mother.'' See more »

Quotes

Mace: What in the hell are you doing? You made me lose him, numb nuts!
Lieutenant Atkins: Question is, why you chasing that man for? He's legally out on bail. Now, I'm the law, and I want to know what you're up to. I mean, what is it, Mace? You having an affair with that boy? You switch hittin', you son of a bitch? Baby doll kept her legs closed a little too long? Ha ha ha ha!
Mace: Don't you ever... EVER call me a son of a bitch.
Lieutenant Atkins: Damn! My nose! You broke my nose!
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Soundtracks

Hood Chase Shuffle
Written by David Keith
Performed by Rich Summer and Randy Mitchell
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Horrid waste of film - the budget of this film could have been used to save a hungry child and the world would have been better off for it
15 February 2004 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When the daughter of Mayor Stiles is murdered, the chief suspect is a shy young loser who had a date with her that night. The Mayor goes to ex-cop and bounty hunter Mace to make sure Mitch doesn't skip bail, however almost immediately Mitch is set up to commit `suicide'. When Mace is also framed from murder the pair realise that something sinister is going on and they go on the run with hooker Sarah.

Basically this film couldn't have been more see through and obvious if they had dropped the original title and called it `A Chance To See Her T*ts' - for that simply appears to be the entire raison d'etre of the film. The plot is just dumb and never really plays out logically. The characters are lazy cardboard cut outs rather than people and the film has no consistent drama of thrills. The script jumps around all over the place with actions hardly explained and things just happening - it's like the film exists in a world where sense does not exist.

The action scenes are idiotic. The yare like a bad A-Team shoot out with fights that try to be funny and fail - thus damaging the scene in more than one way! Some reviewers have praised the sex scenes and claimed them reason enough to watch the film - sorry, but no. The sex scenes are soft-core topless stuff and are just silly in the places they come. If you are watching a film for sex then go watch a porno, I cannot understand the mentality of someone who will watch a 90 minute `thriller' just because it has 10 minutes of simulated sex in it. I don't encourage porn but lets not encourage people to make more erotic thrillers! The fact that easily spotted errors were left in the film proves how little even the crew cared (look at the helicopter blades at the end, or the open hotel room where Sarah goes to be with Mitch).

The cast are awful, truly awful. Anderson was not the star she is now (?) and the film only uses her body - having her on the posters and all the promotion shows that the film was selling her, not itself. Keith is a joke; he tries to be charismatic but only succeeds in giving a bad impression of much, much better action actors. Hays is best suited to family films and spoofs, he shows that here without a shadow of doubt. He is rubbish, I cannot put it plainer than that; he is rubbish! Anderson has big breasts that look good, but why should I have to suffer her inability to act because of that. Her flat delivery of her lines are in no way compensated for by the fact she gets undressed several times. Napier and Keach are familiar faces but just as bad as they often are.

Overall this is a film that is based on the premise that people would like to see Pamela Anderson naked. This is not a film that cares about characters, logic, plotting, suspense, drama, thrills or action. It is a cold-hearted piece of exploitation and I hate it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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