Into The Night

1985 Universal Pictures Directed by John Landis Produced by George Folsey, Jr and Ron Koslow Written by Ron Koslow Music by Ira Newborn Cinematography by Robert Paynter Edited by Malcolm Campbell INTO THE NIGHT is one of those movies that when I describe the plot and name the actors in this movie even my highly […]

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The Killer

1989 Media Asia Written and Directed by John Woo Produced by Tsui Hark Music by Lowell Lo Cinematography by Peter Pau/Wong Wing-Hang Edited by Fan Kung-Ming Set the WayBack Machine for 1989, Sherman. We’ve got to go back a bit before I get into the meat of this review because it’s important. Trust me. Even […]

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Raw Deal

1986 De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Directed by John Irvin Produced by Martha Schumacher Screenplay by Gary DeVore and Norman Wexler Story by Luciano Vincenzoni and Sergio Donati Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by Anne V. Coates Music by Tom Bahler/Chris Boardman/Albhy Galuten For a change I’ll get right to the point and tell you guys exactly […]

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Gymkata

1985 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Wentraub Written by Charles Robert Carner Based on “The Terrible Game” by Dan Tyler Moore Cinematography by Godfrey A. Godar Edited by Robert A. Ferretti Music by Alfi Kabiljo There are martial arts movies. And then there are Martial Arts Movies. But there is only one […]

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Sunset

1988 TriStar Pictures Directed by Blake Edwards Produced by Tony Adams Screenplay by Blake Edwards Story by Rod Amateau Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond Music by Henry Mancini Edited by Robert Pergament Some movies I can just never figure out why they become major hits at the box office while a movie like SUNSET goes […]

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Code of Silence

1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Andrew Davis Produced by Raymond Wagner Written by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack and Mike Gray Cinematography by Frank Tidy Edited by Christopher Holmes/Peter Parasheles/Russ Kingston Music by David Michael Frank Today Chuck Norris is best known as the star of the CBS television series “Walker, Texas Ranger” which ran from […]

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Action Jackson

1988 Silver Pictures/Lorimar Film Entertainment Directed by Craig R. Baxley Produced by Joel Silver Written by Robert Reneau Whenever action movies of the 1980’s are discussed by movie fans, plenty of titles leap out right away: “Die Hard” “48 Hours” “Beverly Hills Cop” “Rambo” “Commando” “The Last Dragon” “Road House” “Tango & Cash” “Lethal Weapon” […]

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Silent Rage

1982 Columbia Pictures Directed by Michael Miller Produced by Anthony B. Unger Written by Edward D. Lorenzo and Joseph Fraley Chuck Norris is best known today for that Internet phenomenon known as “Chuck Norris Facts” which attribute all kinds of superhuman feats and godlike acts of toughness to him.  I think that if Bruce Lee were […]

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Highlander

1986 20th Century Fox/Cannon Films/Highlander Productions Limited/EMI Films Directed by Russell Mulcahy Produced by Peter S. David-William N. Panzer-E.C. Monell Written by Gregory Widen-Peter Bellwood-Larry Ferguson Music by Michael Kamen/Songs by Queen Cinematography by Gerry Fisher Edited by Peter Honess Here’s a perfect example of what people mean when they use the expression ‘milking it […]

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

    1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Guy Hamilton Produced by Larry Spiegel and Dick Clark Screenplay by Christopher Wood Based on “The Destroyer” created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir Music by Craig Safan Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo Edited by Mark Melnick In the 1970’s there was a tremendous revival of pulp adventure heroes […]

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