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      Avenging Force

      R 1986 1 hr. 43 min. Action List
      Reviews 50% 500+ Ratings Audience Score White supremacists hunt a politician (Steve James) and his ex-Secret Service buddy (Michael Dudikoff) in Louisiana. Read More Read Less

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      William D This was an okay film. It passed the time. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Steve D Never subtle and never believable. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review Audience Member This is without a doubt Michael Dudikoff's best movie.This movie is so much better than the first one,Invasion U.S.A. which starred Chuck Norris who turned this sequel down due to what the villains were all about.So many films that came after copied the huntdown game of death plot . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Originally a sequel to Invasion U.S.A., Avenging Force got horrible reviews upon release but why shouldn't it? It's a Cannon action movie made for people who wanted to watch and rent action movies. It's also absolutely berserk in the best of ways, made by a dream team of director Sam Firstenberg (Ninja III: The Domination, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, American Ninja), writer James Booth (Pray for Death) and stars Michael Dudikoff and Steve James. Dudikoff is Captain Matt Hunter, a retired Secret Service agent who has retired to his family's cattle ranch with his sister Sarah and grandfather. After meeting Matt's old military friend Larry Richards (James), he discovers that his friend is planning to run for senate but has had numerous threats on his life, which show up at a parade during which Larry's son is killed. Hunter traces the murder to the Pentangle, a far-right group that is devoted to gun rights and controlling immigration. If this movie feels a little too close to reality for those of us who have lived through the last decade, well, the Pentacle also has a hunting club where its elite members can hunt down human beings. The Pentangle has five members for each point on the star and is led by Professor Elliott Glastenbury (John P. Ryan, the warden from Runaway Train), who wants to get Hunter to join. Somehow, they think that will happen after they kill his grandfather, Larry and his wife and take his daughter. Oh yeah — they also shoot him in the leg and execute Larry's other son in front of him, so there's no way he's joining up. I mean, they plan on auctioning off his super young sister as a sex slave. Seriously, I've never seen a more horrible group of villains in my life. It's like the filmmakers kept saying, "What if we really made them sleazier? And then they wore slasher costumes when they hunted people down?" Hard Target is pretty much the same movie, when you think about it, but the villains in this are, again, the absolutely worst human beings that have ever lived. Avenging Force doesn't get talked about nearly enough. It's over the top lunacy in the best of ways and it feels good to watch Dudikoff wipe out a mansion filled with guys who definitely want to make America pretty, pretty good again. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review alex i I found this film at my local vintage store. All I really seen was the Canon seal of approval and I knew I had to watch this film. And in Canon tradition, I was met with a crazy plot, explosions and action. The plot really is insane, the dialogue is strange at some point but also cliche. While the rest of the film is fist fights, explosions, and insane stunts. It's one of those films that it's so crazy it's good. I must say I was entertained, and the cliff hanger ending. Made me want more. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining ‘80s action schlock. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/03/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Paul Attanasio Washington Post What follows is kung fu, liberal fu and family man fu, all orchestrated by director Sam (Doctor Ninja) Firstenberg with his usual panache. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis White supremacists hunt a politician (Steve James) and his ex-Secret Service buddy (Michael Dudikoff) in Louisiana.
      Director
      Sam Firstenberg
      Production Co
      Cannon Group, Golan-Globus
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 30, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.2M
      Sound Mix
      Surround