Excessive Force (1993)




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Martial arts hero Thomas Ian Griffith wrote, produced, and starred in this action thriller. Terry McCain (Griffith) is a Chicago police officer who is bent on revenge after his partners are killed by Mafia gunmen. McCain knows that he won't be able to get the justice he demands within the system, so he persuades his boss, Devlin (Lance Henriksen), to keep him off the list of suspects after he kills mob kingpin Sal DiMarco (Burt Young). McCain changes his mind about killing the crime boss, but someone else with a grudge guns down DiMarco instead; however, when he tries to meet with Devlin to explain what's happened, he's met by a squad of killers. McCain learns that his partner Frankie (Tony Todd) is actually still alive and was in cahoots with Devlin to steal $3 million in drug money away from DiMarco, a deal scotched by McCain's desire for revenge. The supporting cast includes James Earl Jones and Charlotte Lewis.
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Tony Todd
as Frankie
W. Earl Brown
as Vinnie
Bobby Bass
as Limo Driver
Steve Chambers
as Thug #2
Antoni Corone
as Fat Tommy
Liza Cruzat
as Hooker
Leon Delaney
as Hitman #1
Tony Epper
as Delivery Man
Danny Goldring
as Lt. Landry
Brian Leahy
as Irish Leader
E.J. Murray
as News Reporter
Sam Sanders
as Dexter
Susan Wood
as Lisa
Carl Ciarfalio
as Guard #1
Mario Roberts
as Guard #2
Susan Wood
as Lisa
Tom Hodges
as Dylan
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Critic Reviews for Excessive Force

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Succeeding only in living up to the brutal expectations of its title by delivering the goods.

Full Review… | February 28, 2016
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August 11, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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August 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Excessive Force

Good cast and an unexpected, eleventh-hour snap of the tail enliven this otherwise standard kill-or-be-killed actionfest. Plenty of kicks and licks and enough intelligent plotting to furrow a few brows.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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