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Forced Vengeance
Forced Vengeance
Actors: Chuck Norris, Mary Louise Weller, Camila Griggs, Michael Cavanaugh, David Opatoshu
Director: James Fargo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
R     2005     1hr 30min

Lady Luck has fled Hong Kong's Lucky Dragon Casino. Its manager has squandered the profits. Its owner has been snuffed by the mob. And the heir to the casino is in hiding. But Lucky Dragon still holds one last ace: securit...  more »

     
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Actors: Chuck Norris, Mary Louise Weller, Camila Griggs, Michael Cavanaugh, David Opatoshu
Director: James Fargo
Creators: Rexford L. Metz, James Fargo, Irving Rosenblum, John B. Bennett, Franklin Thompson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Chuck Norris, Military & War
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Original Release Date: 07/30/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 07/30/1982
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 9/1/2013...
Old school chop-socky cheez with Chuck Norris as the head of security at what must be the only honest casino in Hong Kong. When the local "syndicate" decides that they want a piece of their action and ultimately murder his beloved employer, The Mighty Chuck hits the mean streets to deal out mucho butt kicking payback.

The Hong Kong locations lend a slightly exotic feel to this otherwise pedestrian action/adventure flick with atrocious dialogue and hilariously wooden acting from everyone involved, especially Norris himself. Chuck was never a great actor, of course, but he practically sleepwalks through this one (unless he's roundhouse kicking someone in the face).

Movie Reviews

High Kicks in Hong-Kong
Obi-Wan | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is about A Mob War in Hong-Kong,Chuck Norris helps
his Boss who is not a Mobster and avenges their Death!
No,not your classical Chop Socky stuff,in this pre-1997 retrocession Hong-Kong, the Magic of Chuck Norris' Karate operates on us!
The Fight scene on a Neon-Lit staircase is the climax of this great Movie!
It most definitely did not get the attention it deserved when it was released!!"
Short, hard hits
Simon Koo | FRG | 12/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As like Star Wars, "older" movies don't have to be poor. Forced Vengeance is about much raw strength and nice evil characters. Real characters, not the usual martial arts actors of the nineties. It's great. For the story read one of the other reviews.
I want to comment the "style". The opening scene, where only Norris Silhouette fights a thug, plus the music, make up a kind of message, like "The weapon is brutal and hits hard". Later, the same scene is shown in original speed, while the opening shows it very slow. I prefer the slow, because to see what damage the opponent takes when hit. The first mid of the eighties had this cool hard style, like Asia mission and this one, while the later half came up with kid-amazing stuff like Karate Kid and Karate Warrior, where a teenie or a van-damme-lookalike learns how to fight. But the other style, like Forced Vengeance, shows no one learning and becoming a super hero. It shows a dude with an iron fist, nothing more or less. So, the fights here are not dozens of minutes but a few hard hits. And to see, how these hits work, give it a brutal flavor. The colors in the movie are sometimes neon lights, sometimes a very hard contrast to blood (like on the boat where Norris fights Raymondy. Some people say, fighting movies are lacking of story, then again, other ones say, it needs more fights, when there's too much dialogue. Forced Vengeance is about 60% dialogue and 40% fights / violence. I would say it is pretty good. Plus Joy is a cutie. Plus it has good music. Plus the letter characters for the cast are really stylish (note that in the making of a film even the fonts have to be chosen). Chuck Norris is not there to make a good movie actor but to hit damn hard, and he does HEHE. If you expect this movie to be filled with nothing than fighting scenes, you will be disappointed. It includes stunt-alike short-fights which are damn great, and the places and characters as well as the storyline would make a made a cool 80'ies film, and today, they would make a perfect action videogame. I pray it will come out on DVD. Including the german dub :-) The last scenes show some fight scene punches and kicks, and again, if you see it, the only thing in your mind will be: "Woah, ouch! That was a damn hard hit...""
"Never let your girl handle your piece"
morgoth | omaha, NE | 06/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Chuck Norris stars as security chief/debt collector for the Lucky Dragon casino in Hong Kong. He is considered a son to the casino's owner and is certainly a stand-up guy. When the casino owner decides not to sell his casino to an evil tycoon, they kill him, his son, and then go looking for his daughter. Norris saves the daughter (she stands to inherit the casino) and they hide out at his girlfriend's place. Goons relentlessly come after him and they kidnap the daughter. Norris of course has to save her with his superior cowboy karate skills.

This is well directed and has great music from Willam Goldstein. Norris gives one of his best performances. He is not good at delivering lines effectively, but they just seem to give him the right lines in this movie. All of this helps out quite a bit since the plot is very thin. The action is good, though nothing spectacular. Luckily, there is plenty of action and I have never seen Norris look this cool. Highly recommended for fans of Chuck Norris.

3/5

Picture quality on the Fox DVD is good, but grainy at times."