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Action Jackson (1988)

Nomination Year: 1995
SYNOPSIS:  Carl Weathers is a mad-as-hell Detroit cop who fights against his rich, suave, drug-dealing arch-nemesis (played by Craig T. Nelson). As you can no doubt glean from the title, there's a lot of action.

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

Maybe It Was Suicide
In the very first scene of the movie, a lone businessman is working late in his high-rise office. Suddenly, a troop of ninja commandos attacks, smashing through the windows and doors. Through the mist of the ninja smokescreen, the poor guy fumbles for his handgun, but is easily disarmed by an unseen assailant. The attackers proceed to kick his ass six ways from Sunday, playing a cruel cat-and-mouse game until he's backed against the hallway window. Clearly this fight is about as much a mismatch as Evander Holyfield versus Stephen Hawking, yet to finish the guy off, one of the ninja assassins whips out...a rocket launcher. BOOM! They not only take out the whole floor, but the poor guy's flaming corpse drops twenty stories through the glass atrium of a restaurant. That'll teach him.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Carl Weathers "Apollo Creed" in the Rocky films 
Craig T. Nelson TV's "Coach" 
Sharon Stone We saw more of her than intended in Basic Instinct 
Nicholas Worth  
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.  
Al Leong Quite often plays the token dirty long-haired Asian 
 Vanity Canadian 
Jim Haynie has appeared in dozens of good-quality films (Silverado, Pretty in Pink, 48 Hrs., Time After Time), often as a cop 
James Lew  
Director Claim to Fame
Craig R. Baxley  

Bryan Cassidy

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