An Eye for an Eye (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

An Eye for an Eye (1981)





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Movie Info

This martial-arts offering casts Chuck Norris as an ex-cop who vows revenge on the drug cartel who killed his partner.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: William Gray Espy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 20, 2001
AVCO Embassy Pictures


Chuck Norris
as Sean Kane
Christopher Lee
as Morgan Canfield
Richard Roundtree
as Capt. Stevens
Matt Clark
as Tom McCoy
as James Chan
Maggie Cooper
as Heather Sullivan
Rosalind Chao
as Linda Chan
Prof. Toru Tanaka
as The Professor
Stuart Pankin
as Nicky LaBelle
Terry Kiser
as Dave Pierce
Mel Novak
as Tony Montoya
Sam Hiona
as Ambler
Dorothy Dells
as Cab Driver
J.E. Freeman
as Tow Truck Dude
Joe Bellan
as Truck Driver
Daniel Forrest
as VW Driver
Joseph DeNicola
as Parlor Manager
Jeff Bannister
as Man on Walkie-talkie
Edsel Fung
as Chinese Proprietor
Harry Wong
as China Shop Owner
Nancy Fish
as Reporter
Gary T. New
as Reporter
Joe Lerer
as Reporter
Earl Nichols
as Officer Ed
Don Pike
as Watcher
Tim Culbertson
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for An Eye for an Eye

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The surrounding cast makes An Eye For An Eye worth watching, and the frequent action scenes make it easy to look past Norris' cardboard-y dramatic acting.

Full Review… | July 8, 2015
Under the Radar

Audience Reviews for An Eye for an Eye

This is one of those 70s/80s cop drama/action flicks with a far-fetched storyline....and I enjoyed it very much. My only complaint was the middle portion of the film where the was little action to be had and spent a lot more time fleshing out the plot. I still recommend it for a fun action movie though.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


Better than Chuck Norris' late 1970s movies. The dialogues between his character and Mako's are delightful and the settings and cast are better than usual, as is the story. Norris is no coward to fight against Christopher Lee's gangster without any weapons, only his tough fists and kicks.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

The acting isn't the best, especially Mako's performance is really awful, but it has some decent action. Apart from the Chuck Norris's fumble, some of the fight scenes are very good, especially those fights near the end. The story is very simple, but it has good atmosphere, so it never bores.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

An Eye for an Eye Quotes

Man on Walkie-talkie: Excuse me.
Sean Kane: [punch - kick, kick]
Sean Kane: You're excused.
– Submitted by russell b (3 years ago)

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