Action Jackson (1988)

CRAIG R. BAXLEY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline.  is terrific as the title hero, a tough Detroit cop who discovers that an automobile emperor () is resorting to the nastiest techniques to eliminate his own competition (namely, murder). When Weathers ends up unfairly implicated in a murder thanks to Nelson’s scheming, he decides to go after him with a furious vengeance. is weak as a drug-addict who turns out to be helpful in bringing the bad guy to justice, while also winning the hero’s heart. also appears as the bad guy’s well-intentioned wife. Don’t expect too much.

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