Action Jackson (1988)
Front Cover Actor
Carl Weathers 'Action' Jackson
Craig T. Nelson Peter Dellaplane
Vanity Sydney Ash
Sharon Stone Patrice Dellaplane
Thomas F. Wilson Officer Kornblau
Bill Duke Captain Armbruster
Robert Davi Tony Moretti
Jack Thibeau Detective Kotterwell
Roger Aaron Brown Officer Lack
Stan Foster Albert
Mary Ellen Trainor Secretary
Ed O'Ross Stringer
Bob Minor Gamble (as Robert Minor)
David Glen Eisley Thaw
Dennis Hayden Shaker
Brian Libby Martin
David Efron Birch
Alonzo Brown Big Lady with Purse
Diana James Hooker
Matt Landers Desk Sergeant #1
Thomas Wagner Desk Sergeant #2
Deidre Conrad Policewoman
Bill Burton Sr. Policeman
Preston Hanson Master of Ceremonies
Ivor Barry Stuffy Old Guy
Al Leong Dellaplane's Chauffeur
John Lyons Yacht Guard #1
Glenn R. Wilder Yacht Guard #2
Steve Vandeman Yacht Guard #3
Michael McManus Grantham
De'voreaux White Clovis
Melissa Prophet Newscaster
Prince Hughes Edd (as Prince A. Hughes)
Jim Haynie Morty Morton
Edgar Small Raymond Foss
James Lew Martial Arts Instructor
Nicholas Worth Cartier
Chino 'Fats' Williams Kid Sable
Chris Broughton Pickpocket
Charles Meshack Poolroom Bartender
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy
Director Craig R. Baxley
Producer Joel Silver
Writer Robert Reneau
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 96 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Having built a name for himself playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, Carl Weathers hoped to launch his own action-hero franchise as the wishfully named Action Jackson. But this first film never took off and it turned into a one-movie series. Weathers plays Jackson, a police sergeant so nicknamed because he always seems to be where the action is. He runs afoul of an evil auto magnate (Craig T. Nelson), who promptly sets about putting Jackson in the middle of a jackpot for murder. Jackson springs himself from jail and goes on the run, aided by junkie-with-a-heart-of-gold Vanity, before bringing Nelson to justice. Weathers is an impressive specimen but an indistinct personality (though he can handle a one-liner), and he's overmatched against fire-breathing villain Nelson. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 7
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 012569081628
Release Date 1999
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby
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