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      Steele Justice

      R 1987 1h 35m Action List
      20% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 40% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A veteran (Martin Kove) hunts a former South Vietnamese general who now runs a Los Angeles drug ring. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Harvey 48 Hills For knucklehead machismo...and cheesy imitations... Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Ed Travis Cinapse While Steele Justice is highly entertaining, and very clearly following in the footsteps of a formula, its action execution is often sloppy and ham-handed. Jul 24, 2022 Full Review Richard Freedman Newhouse News Service Who needs a Rambo spoof when Rambo so successfully spoofed itself? Rated: 0/4 Nov 6, 2019 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Rated: 2/5 Sep 18, 2002 Full Review Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 5/10 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member one of the earliest examples of Asian male supporting actor in American film that has nothing to do w martial arts. he was actually portrayed as a top cop & war veteran & doesn't have an accent. in 1987 this was very progressive. it's better if you imagine it as a prequel to Cobrai Kai. it's easy bc he's also named John. Martin Kove has a very underrated film career & underrated tv career. Steele Justice is fun to watch if you were a kid renting movies like this in the late 80s. it has the worst sword fighting scene that turns into a sweet getting thrown off a bridge & getting blown up bad guy kill finale. best line of the film "i am the only justice" after blowing up the final boss. Martin Kove is cool. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A fun popcorn film! Action, revenge, sadness and vengeance! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/26/18 Full Review Audience Member Martin "Sweep the leg" Kove is a Vietnam vet who begins wagon his own war on drug lord Soon-Tek Oh. This film is pure 80s cheese. The story may sound similar to Michael Cimino's underrated and Oliver Stone scripted film "Year of the Dragon," but this film is much closer to Chuck Norris-territory than anything else. Still the film has an enjoyable enough of b-action film actor list, including Sela Ward, Ronny Cox, Shannon Tweed, Bernie Casey, and Al Leong as "Long Hair." I actually think my favorite part of the film was the synthesizer film score by Misha Segal, who brought us the soundtrack to "The Last Dragon" and "Ninja III: The Domination." Two stars for ironic entertainment value. 1/2 star for actual film quality. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a low budget movie. Undoubtedly has unnecessary actions and dramatic moves. And the swordplay looks like slow motion with too much stylization. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Normally a support player, Cove does just fine in the lead. He plays a Vietnam vet who confronts the Vietnamese mafia and old war adversaries in America. A surprisingly strong supporting cast here. I think Cove was underutilized in his career. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched this on Netflix the other night. The main reason I decided to check this out was because it had John Kreese himself (Martin Kove) rockin' the good guy role, and after seeing his evil performances in The Karate Kid as well as Rambo I figured it'd be fun to check him out in a good guy role. What I found out is this movie has an all-star cast of bad guys from other movies. You've got the aforementioned Kove as down and out ex soldier John Steel, the dude that played Dick Jones on Robocop as the police chief, Bill and Ted's history teacher as a police officer, the chinese dude with the goattee who always plays bit bad guy roles (mostly in John Carpenter movies) in another bit part, and the evil Asian commander dude from Missing In Action 2 playing another evil Asian figurehead. So anyway, the movie....well it's pretty formulaic...and the action scenes are extra cheesy, and the montage scene was really lame (jogging on the beach worked for Rocky III but not here) but if you are the kind of guy that enjoyed TBS's Movies for Guys Who Like Movies then you'll like this one too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A veteran (Martin Kove) hunts a former South Vietnamese general who now runs a Los Angeles drug ring.
      Director
      Robert Boris
      Producer
      John Strong
      Screenwriter
      Robert Boris
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 27, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $490.7K
      Runtime
      1h 35m