R | | Action, Crime, Drama
The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York City of a drug lord and his gang.
Writer and Director Mark Buntzman discovered Scott "Slo-motion" Randolph roller skating on the streets of New York City.
Look at this shit man! 13 dollars and some change, this fucking broad!
Turbo: This watch ain't nothin' to brag about, it's phoney cartier!
Philo: Lets go man!
Turbo: Did you see the look on her face when I put it through her?
Turbo: I like it when their faces go crazy like that, ...
In the scene where X summersaults of the roof of the armored car he clearly jumps onto a blue madras and not the asphalt (visible in the 4:3 VHS release).
The UK theatrical and video version was the heavily edited U.S R-rated print which was then cut by a further 2 mins 39 secs by the BBFC. All footage of nunchakus was completely removed and heavy edits made to scenes of violence including burnings, the shooting of an old woman during the opening robbery, Robert Ginty's girlfriend being beaten up by X's gang, and almost the entire scene of the killing of the guard under a subway train. The BBFC cuts were fully waived for the 2016 DVD release.
$1,204,197 16 September 1984