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Lethal Force
Lethal Force
Actors: Cris Dinwiddie, Ray Cooper, Ron Lincoln, Duane Rouch, Cash Flagg Jr.
Genres: Action & Adventure
R     2008     1hr 10min

After his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped, a gangster is forced to betray his best friend - a deadly killer - in the raucous, off-the-wall satire/homage that is to action films what Scream is to horror movies. A ...  more »


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Actors: Cris Dinwiddie, Ray Cooper, Ron Lincoln, Duane Rouch, Cash Flagg Jr.
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure
Studio: Unearthed Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/12/2008
Original Release Date: 07/07/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 07/07/2002
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An amazing blast to the face and funnybone
Michael L. White | Westland, MI United States | 11/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alvin Ecarma's LETHAL FORCE boasts geysers of blood à la the LONE WOLF & CUB films, blazing guns (and latent homosexuality) from John Woo's A BETTER TOMORROW, and a bevy of stylistic and thematic nods to other favorite films from CONAN THE BARBARIAN to EVIL DEAD 2 to ARMOUR OF GOD. Even the temporary soundtrack present when I saw LETHAL FORCE at a riotous MicroCineFest 2001 screening (where it walked away with the Audience and Judges' Awards for Best Feature Film) possessed musical cues (and sound effects) from ENTER THE DRAGON, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, and other films of high regard.

Frank Pritchard stars as Jack Carter. He's a well-meaning patsy caught between his old friend, Frank Savitch (Cash Flagg Jr.), an unstoppable assassin, and Mal Lock (Andrew Hewitt), a wheelchair-bound super-baddie with a legion of white-masked goons at his command. Director Ecarma does well to keep things fresh in what could otherwise be a staid action film with wonderfully kinetic camerawork and large doses of dry-witted comedy.

The tricky hybrid of comedy and action could have easily failed, turning LETHAL FORCE into a ridiculous farce like THE NAKED GUN or a silly gest like THE JEWEL OF THE NILE. Rather, this small-budgeted film ($12K!) wonderfully succeeds on all levels. The film is technically adroit and chock full of laugh-out-loud outrageousness.

I really can't say enough good things about LETHAL FORCE. Each time I watch it, I find myself enjoying it even more than the last."