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Quiet Cool (1986)

Quiet Cool (1986)

Quiet Cool





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This actioner is set in a remote, heavily forested area in Northern California where marijuana growers raise their illegal crops and run whole communities with their terrorist tactics and wealth. The tale centers on the efforts of a fearless New York cop to free one such community from the tyranny of the pot growers. It begins with a surveyor who is leading the town's crooked sheriff to a small marijuana field he has just discovered. The surveyor is killed before he can get there. Joshua, a small boy, sees the execution and tries to get back in time to tell his parents. Unfortunately, the killers murder his family and throw him off a cliff. The boy's aunt, worried at not hearing from her family, gets suspicious and asks an old flame, NY cop Joe Dillon, to investigate. The town sheriff is not pleased by his intrusion and warns him to stay out of it. Dillon disobeys, and that is where all the action comes in.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Clay Borris, Susan Vercellino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 19, 2006
New Line Cinema


James Remar
as Joe Dylanne
Adam Coleman Howard
as Joshua Greer
Daphne Ashbrook
as Katy Greer
Jared Martin
as Mike Prior
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Critic Reviews for Quiet Cool

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A nasty formula action film about a drug smuggling scheme in the Pacific Northwest.

Full Review… | February 12, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For all its woefully generic trappings, outlandishly ineffectual music, and cardboard-flavored dialogue, Quiet Cool does offer an appreciable amount of mayhem for your rental dollar.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006

A formulaic '80s action cheapie full of bad acting, trite dialogue and by-the-numbers action.

September 2, 2006

Audience Reviews for Quiet Cool

Under rated 80's action film.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

James Remar! This movie's title fits it perfectly. I remember seeing Remar do outstanding work in Walter Hill's films, Drugstore Cowboy and Tales From the Darkside: The Movie, and being saddened that he seemed to disappear from films for a while. Thank God though for Cable TV, I've been watching him in Dexter and boy the man can act. Why is it that HBO and Showtime are making more interesting, deep and artistic TV shows than Hollywood can make movies? Well, if you want to see James Remar, Powers Boothe or any other cool character actors of the past, it seems cable TV now has the best actors as well.... oh yeah, the movie! It's a heck a lot of fun and blah, blah, blah. If you dig tough guy action films, you'll probably dig this one. Yaaay James Remar.

Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer


I need to catch the end of this. The music was good and it was overall very 80s. But it had some ok action scenes, even if the acting got too far over the top.
I couldn't recommend it (unless maybe you are nostaligic for the mid-Eighties,) but I woudl watch it again.

Ger M

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