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John Frankenheimer

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Plot Summary

Heartthrob Don Johnson ("Guilty as Sin," TV's "Miami Vice") stars in the action thriller based on the true story of a dedicated L.A. homicide detective who, while investigating a routine murder, stumbles upon a frightening national conspiracy that will push his professional expertise to the limit. Directed by John Frankenheimer ("The Manchurian Candidate"), and co-starring Penelope Ann Miller ("Carlito's Way," "Kindergarten Cop"), William Forsythe ("Out for Justice"), Bob Balaban ("Little Man Tate") and Tim Reid (TV's "WKRP in Cincinnati").

Customer Reviews

And you thought Don just did Miami

An underrated movie when it was released, this movie has stood the test of time. Don Johnson's performance is dead on as a dedicated cop trying to deal with the wreckage of his life and the moronic politics of the LAPD. He discovers information that leads him across country in pursuit of nasty right wing killers. He is gritty, not without humor, and his perseverance is remarkable. Lots of action, lots of tension, and a take on his Sonny Burnett character from the Vice, but quite distinctly harder (if that's possible), with less remorse. Don is the real deal. You will love this movie, especially his psych evaluation scene-that alone is worth the movie. Watch it.

Unsung Thriller Adrenaline

Don Johnson stars in master action thriller John Frankenheimer's (director of RONIN, FRENCH CONNECTION II and the original MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) underrated classic Dead-Bang. It's great to see it finding new life in digital form, as this story (based on real events and a real cop) of an L.A. Detective tracking a gang of murderous neo-nazis across the country deservers to find a larger audience. Johnson is perfect, the action (from an explosive gunfight in the packed city streets, to a farmhouse escape complete with browning machine gun blasting away from the back of a speeding truck to name a couple highlights) is intense and the conspiracy working against our hero is vast. A solid, suspense filled ending with a little twist as well. Check it out, it's a must for cop thriller and action fans.

Just a hard as nails cop movie

The movie is just awesome.A hard as nails cop down on his luck, that just keeps pushing through the hard times.The plot is awesome, Don Johnson is awesome, this movie is....

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1989

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