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Future Force Reviews

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½ October 17, 2016
Seeing David Carradine act in this movie has to be the most depressing thing I've seen all day. I mean, talk about not giving a shit with every line delivery sounds like he's just reading the script for the first time.

Well, to be fair, Future Force dose have it's fair share of funny and ridiculous moments that I thought was pure gold. But the rest of it is just a water down action flick with a dull lead.
½ December 8, 2014
This movie is hilarious! A must see for fans of cheesy action movies!
June 23, 2014
Police force has been privatized in near-future and crime is down, although system is plagued by rampant corruption. Main event showdown of Carradine and Tessier feels about two decades too late. Flying remote control glove is a head-turner.
August 31, 2013
An out of shape David Carradine battles scumbags as a member of C.O.P.S. When John Tucker (Carradine) refuses to kill a reporter, his boss slaps a bounty on his head. The highlight to 'Future Cop' is Tucker's power glove; now you're playing with power, bitch!
½ April 19, 2013
This was pretty damn silly but in a cheesy entertaining late 80s David Carradine sorta way...which isn't the worst thing ever. I kinda think if ole Dave pumped more iron and didn't have the skinniest girl arms while wearing a sleeveless vest, he would have pulled the bad ass future cop role off alittle better. The plot wasn't too bad and the bad guys were smug and douchey (the way bad should be), but this was just missing something to put it at 4 or 5 stars. It might be that some of the action scenes were down right laughable but in that good bad movie sort of way. One for instance involves a robot glove that attacks people at the press of a button. Now put this in the late 80s time frame and think how great special effects were for low budget movies.... and yeah its pretty bad. Give it at least one watch for some cheap late 80s sci fi action thrills, you could do a whole lot worst....something like cyborg 2 is worse than this for instance. Cyborg 2 also happens to be one of Angelina Jolie's first movie roles and she's godawful in it. You never can go wrong with alittle cheesy I need to cash a pay check Dave Carradine to brighten up your lazy boring sunday afternoon.
½ October 27, 2012
Excessive crime forced private enterprise to take over the police in the form of bounty hunters. Those wanted are presumed guilty until proven innocent. Not bad but hampered by a trim budget and I'm not sure about the remote control super glove.
March 28, 2012
I had actually watched Future Force's sequel Future Zone before watching this one. That one was watchable but not really any good so it made me wonder why I was even getting involved in this first one. Then there is just a part of me that is glutton for punishment being a completest of actors that I like such as David Carradine. Surprisingly Future Force was actually better the Future Zone. Not by much but Carradine's character is a bit better because he's more of the lone wolf w/out a family let. I think it suits him more. Plus that glove is hilariously kick ass. That is what the Nintendo Power Glove should have looked like. The scene where Carradine uses it to beat the shit out of Robert Tessier is worth the price of admission alone
½ October 9, 2011
This was pretty damn silly but in a cheesy entertaining late 80s David Carradine sorta way...which isn't the worst thing ever. I kinda think if ole Dave pumped more iron and didn't have the skinniest girl arms while wearing a sleeveless vest, he would have pulled the bad ass future cop role off alittle better. The plot wasn't too bad and the bad guys were smug and douchey (the way bad should be), but this was just missing something to put it at 4 or 5 stars. It might be that some of the action scenes were down right laughable but in that good bad movie sort of way. One for instance involves a robot glove that attacks people at the press of a button. Now put this in the late 80s time frame and think how great special effects were for low budget movies.... and yeah its pretty bad. Give it at least one watch for some cheap late 80s sci fi action thrills, you could do a whole lot worst....something like cyborg 2 is worse than this for instance. Cyborg 2 also happens to be one of Angelina Jolie's first movie roles and she's godawful in it. You never can go wrong with alittle cheesy I need to cash a pay check Dave Carradine to brighten up your lazy boring sunday afternoon.
June 8, 2009
might be interesting with david c in it
½ March 26, 2009
Excessive crime forced private enterprise to take over the police in the form of bounty hunters. Those wanted are presumed guilty until proven innocent. Not bad but hampered by a trim budget and I'm not sure about the remote control super glove.
½ March 15, 2009
‚??Future Force‚?? qualifies as a cheesy, predictable, low-budget action crime saga that delivers no surprises and looks more like a modern-day, urban western rather than a futuristic tale about justice in Los Angeles. ‚??Kill Bill‚?? star David Carradine served as the associate producer so there is mystery as to why he appears in this tongue-in-cheek thriller, but the wonderful Robert Tessier of ‚??The Longest Yard‚?? provides the film with a few moments of fun. ‚??Future Force‚?? contains a modicum of nudity, and strippers chiefly furnish those fleeting moments in a bar named the DMZ where unsavory gun-totting civilian cops hang out between jobs. The special effects are really awful, with superimposed blue lines that spread like a spider web over whatever and laser beams that are straight blue lights. The biggest thing in his thriller occurs when a guy fires a LAWS rocket at a police helicopter and it vanishes in an explosion. The dialogue is forgettable, but ‚??Jungle Assault‚?? director David A. Prior keeps the mindless mayhem moving fast enough and shows a few interesting camera movements so ‚??Future Force‚?? doesn‚??t stall out.

The action unfolds with some lengthy exposition that sets up the world of ‚??Future Force.‚?? According to the narrator: ‚??In the year 1991, crime in America was out of control. Prisons were overloaded. Police forces were understaffed. Gun battles in city streets became common place. No one was safe. The cities had become the battlefields of the future and the criminals were winning the war. The public demanded change and the government responded. Police departments across the country were shut down, and law enforcement was handed over to private enterprise. Civilian Operated Police Systems, Incorporated., took over. Within two years crime was under control. The price, however, was a heavy one. For justice as we once knew it had ceased to exist.‚??

Former L.A.P.D. officer John Tucker (a paunchy David Carradine) is one of the best in the business. He has acquired a bad reputation for not bringing in any prisoners alive. The Miranda-style statement that he utters to each lawbreaker is amusing. ‚??You‚??ve committed a crime. You‚??re presumed guilty until proven innocent. You have the right to die. You choose to relinquish that right you‚??ll be placed under arrest and put in prison.‚?? In his first encounter of many with a suspect, Tucker guns him down old West style in a fast draw showdown. The two other creeps that were with the suspect attack Tucker. He punches one in the balls and uses the club that they attacked him with to smash the other guy‚??s face. When these two try to escape, Tucker wields a huge mechanical glove that he wears over his hand and forearm to stop them from fleeing the scene in their car. The power of the glove is so enormous that he can plant it onto the roof of the car and hold it in place when the driver floors the accelerator and the tires spin. When Tucker lets go of the car to check his computer in his Cherokee Chief truck, the felons try to run him down and Tucker uses the laser built into the glove to flip the car. When he learns from his computer whiz go-between that the two guys in the wrecked car were guilty only of speeding tickets, Tucker shrugs and observes that they are going to be charged probably with more parking violations.

Tucker has an onboard computer in his truck and the computer nerd who keeps him posted with updates about new criminals sits in a wheelchair. Tucker accidentally shot him when Billy (D.C. Douglas) was a six-year old and Tucker and his partner responded to a crime call at the kid‚??s residence. Meanwhile, Jason Adams (William Zipp of ‚??Operation Warzone‚??) is the Chief Executive Officer in Charge and he doesn‚??t have a qualm about killing people. The first time that we see him he has a rival tied up in a junk car. The rival begs Adams to let him go, but Adams sends him off to a car crushing machine to do a ‚??Goldfinger‚?? number on the guy. Becker (Robert Tessier of ‚??The Longest Yard‚??) serves as Adams‚?? chief of security and he accompanies Adams anywhere. Adams is as corrupt as they come. He tries to get fifty percent of a mobster‚??s action, but the mobster, Grimes (Patrick Culliton of ‚??Armed Response‚??), refuses to pay him. Eventually, the greedy Adams finds himself in a predicament when the Channel 3 News anchor girl, Marion Sims (Anna Rapagna of ‚??The A-Team‚??), promises her viewers that she will feature an expose on Adams that concerns his illegal activities. An angry Adams has Becker put out an arrest warrant on Sims, but Billy intercepts it and channels it to Tucker and Tucker picks her up and tries to bring her in. Adams sends out other men to get the anchorwoman and Tucker guns down them. Adams has a warrant issued for Tucker and our hero finds himself on the run, too.

The best scene in ‚??Future Force‚?? involves Tucker‚??s use of the forearm glove. Just as Becker is about to shoot him, Tucker produces the remote control unit for the glove that he has refused to use and punches it up. The hatch of his Cherokee Chief flies up, the mechanical snap locks on the case pop open, and the glove flies through the air and clamps onto Becker‚??s neck.

The screenplay by creator Thomas Baldwin and co-scenarist Prior is not without holes. After Adams calls criminal boss Grimes in for a conference and demands a 50 percent cut, we don‚??t see Grimes again until he shoots down a helicopter menacing our heroes. The irony about Sims is that she only reads the news copy.
Everything about this thriller is strictly routine, though Prior does handle some scene with a minimum of flair. A far better sequel ‚??Future Zone‚?? ensued in 1990 with Carradine and Culliton reprising their respective roles.
December 30, 2008
carradine is the fastest gun in the distant future of 1991. pretty silly, but gets the job done
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