Action Jackson (1988)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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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.


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  • Craig T. Nelson in Action Jackson (1988)
  • Carl Weathers and Stan Foster in Action Jackson (1988)
  • Carl Weathers and Craig R. Baxley in Action Jackson (1988)
  • Craig R. Baxley in Action Jackson (1988)

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3 October 2018 | Mr-Fusion
7
| A never-mentioned gem
A late-'80s action movie directed by a stunt man (and all that that implies!)

No one's pretending "Action Jackson" is high art, but man is it fun. The only guns Carl Weathers needs to fight crime are his rippling biceps. Throw in the wickedly evil Craig T. Nelson and a couple of foxy supporting ladies, and baby you got a stew going (couldn't help the Arrested Development reference).

This has all of the tropes of the period, plus a healthy dose of blaxploitation; and it's a potent mixture. Not to mention the wide range of stunts. Let me put it another way; a bad guy is thrown out of the window of one building ... and through the window of another one! It's loud, over-the-top and wildly entertaining.

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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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