Dead Bang (1989)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »



  • Don Johnson and Michael Jeter in Dead Bang (1989)
  • Don Johnson and William Forsythe in Dead Bang (1989)
  • Don Johnson in Dead Bang (1989)
  • Don Johnson and Penelope Ann Miller in Dead Bang (1989)
  • Penelope Ann Miller in Dead Bang (1989)
  • Don Johnson in Dead Bang (1989)

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19 June 1999 | G-Man-25
Above-Average Cop Flick
This crime drama was barely released by the studio, so not many got to see it. It IS, however, a cut or two above your usual routine action film, with an absorbing (and topical) story, good acting and solid direction by veteran director John Frankenheimer. Not a classic, but there are many WORSE films out there. If you're only used to seeing him on "Miami Vice" as the ultra-cool Sonny Crockett, Johnson may surprise you here with a his performance....he's gritty, funny, flawed and very real (both the character and story here are fact-based). The scene where he vomits on a suspect after a blocks-long foot chase (he's hung over from a previous night's alcohol binge) is a classic....gross, but hilarious.

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Release Date:

24 March 1989


English, Turkish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Alberta, Canada

Box Office


$14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,847,690 (USA) (24 March 1989)


$8,125,592 (USA)

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