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Action Jackson  (1988)
(Foreign Titles)
Tagline(s):It's Time For "Action"
 NAME: Jericho Jackson
NICKNAME: "Action"
HOME: Detroit
EDUCATION: Harvard Law
HOBBY: Fighting Crime

WEAPON: You're looking at 'em
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.
Bryan Cassidy
Smithee Award Nominations
"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.
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Director Claim to Fame
Craig R. Baxley Stunt Coordinator for TV's "The A-Team" and "The Dukes of Hazzard." Directed Action Jackson, Deep Red, and two epidsodes of "The Lost Room." 
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Carl Weathers "Action" Jackson Blaxploitation badass and Apollo Creed in the Rocky films. 
Craig T. Nelson Peter Dellaplane The Dad in Poltergeist, TV's "Coach," and above all, Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles
Vanity Sydney Ash Canadian supermodel and lead of the all- girl group "Vanity 6." 
Sharon Stone Patrice Dellaplane Beautiful and controversial A-List actress with lots of credits. We saw more of her than intended in Basic Instinct
Thomas F. Wilson Officer Kornblau Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen, and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future franchise. 
Bill Duke Captain Armbruster Tough "my ancient eyes have seen too much" black guy in several Schwarzenegger films; Agent Percy Odell on "Black Lightning." 
Robert Davi Tony Moretti From the opera-singing baddie in The Goonies to Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard to Showgirls to Stargate: Atlantis, he's spread his acting all over the place. 
Jack Thibeau Detective Kotterwell "Bugs" Moran on 1993's "The Untouchables," Clarence Anglin in Escape from Alcatraz, and McCaskey in Lethal here. 
Roger Aaron Brown Officer Lack Danny Grant on "The Days of Our Lives" and Deputy Chief Joe Noland on "The District," as well as narrating "The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers." 
Al Leong Chauffeur Quite often plays the token dirty long- haired Asian. Was Uli in Die Hard, Genghis Khan in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and a hatchetman in Big Trouble in Little China
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. Poolroom Thug #1 Was TV's "Sparks." 
Jim Haynie Morty Morton Has appeared in dozens of good-quality films (The Peacemaker, Silverado, Pretty in Pink, 48 Hrs., Time After Time), often as a cop. 
Chino "Fats" Williams Kid Sable Lots of bit parts in some very famous movies. 
James Lew Martial Arts Instructor Plays a lot of martial arts instructors. And Kung-fu zombies. 
Nicholas Worth Cartier Hulking actor who tends to play villains and heavies. 
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