Dead-Bang (1989) 1989 R CC

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Heartthrob Don Johnson stars in this fact-based action thriller as a dedicated L.A. homicide detective who, while investigating a routine murder, stumbles upon a frightening conspiracy.

Starring:
Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Dead-Bang (1989)

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director John Frankenheimer
Starring Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller
Supporting actors William Forsythe, Bob Balaban, Frank Military, Tate Donovan, Antoni Stutz, Mickey Jones, Ron Campbell, William Traylor, Hy Anzell, Michael Jeter, Tim Reid, James B. Douglas, Brad Sullivan, Phyllis Guerrini, Darwyn Swalve, David H. 'Dutch' Van Dalsem, Ron Jeremy, Sam Scarber
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This may well be the best work that Don Johnson ever turned in.
GinNC
The plot is terrible, and the action scenes just okay, and the casting somewhat off, but Johnson gives a good performance.
Willy D. Reviewer
In one particularly crude and unnecessary sequence, a cop is shown vomiting on a suspect.
Steven Kuroiwa

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eric V. Messinger on November 14, 2005
Format: DVD
I don't agree with some of the other reviewers comments about this movie. It moves along at a fast pace with sarcasm and witty

dialogue that keeps me entertained and laughing throughout. I say give Dead-Bang a chance. It's one of the best movies Don Johnson ever did.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By rkenter on December 25, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Don Johnson plays Jerry Beck a tough cop who doesn't play it by the book everytime. He's got an arduous task of tracking down & bringing to justice a group of white supremists who are responsible for knocking down among other things a black store owner, a hispanic restaurant owner and also kill a cop in the process. His obsessive chase takes him far & wide across the country until he hits the mountain plains of Denver ( Canadian location used cleverly instead of the mile high city ) . The climax especially with an unhelpful FBI agent leads him to an isolated church where the final action takes place. Without doubt the last 25 mins or so, is excellent action and veteran director John Frankenheimer shows an eye for DETAIL ! Don Johnson does full justice to his role with some clever humor thrown in as well. The editing and cinematography is sharp and one definite plus point is the music of Gary Chang.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Daisy Ghostly on February 26, 2000
Format: DVD
This is a good movie, but just what was "Warner Home Video" thinking when they released it in full-screen ?. Obviously they weren't thinking at all, since this film is already letterboxed when shown on TV sometimes. So why didn't they bother ?. -Who knows, maybe they hope someone will buy it now and possibly again one day. One thing's for sure, it looks a million times cooler in widescreen so you're a lot better off waiting for that to happen. (-You'll also get to see a tiny bit more of biker extra Ron Jeremy !.) Gary Chang's music is great as always, though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sean Patterson on February 15, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Dead Bang is an exceptional cop film from a great director. John Frankenheimer created a nice, engaging film here. I may be biased because I'm a Don Johnson fan, but I also love cop films so I know what I'm saying. Willim Forsythe and Don Johnson are both good in this, but Penelope Ann Miller is wasted. The plot may be a little cliche , but it gets the job done. If you liked this, I recommend Seven Days In May, The Train and French Connection 2 for other great Frankenheimer films.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By DAVID L. WOOD on July 13, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
YOU REALLY HAVE TO SEE A MOVIE LIKE THIS TO GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT SOME 'REAL COPS' GO THROUGH. ALTHOUGH DRAMATIZED, THE BASIS FOR THIS FLICK IS THE REAL LIFE EXPLIOTS OF L.A. COUNTY SHERIFFS HOMICE INVESTIGATOR JEROME BECK.
IT IS A RIVETING CHARACTER STUDY OF WHAT THIS JOB CAN DO TO A MAN, HIS MARRIAGE, HIS KIDS AND HIS PSYCHE.
DON JOHNSON DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PLAYING THE MORBID, BURNT OUT COP ON THE EDGE. HE'S DRINKING EXCESSIVELY, GOING THROUGH A BITTER CUSTODY BATTLE WITH HIS EX, LIVING IN A DUMP AND BREAKING EVERY RULE IN THE BOOK TO GET A NEO-NAZI MANIAC WHO KILLED A DISTANT POLICE CAMPADRE.
THE ONE OBVIOUS FLAW IN THE FILM IS THE TOTALLY PROCEDURALLY INCORRECT WAY THE VICTIM OFFICER APPROACHES AN ARMED ROBBERY/MURDER SUSPECT. ANY REAL COP WATCHING THE SHOW WILL BE TEMPTED TO HIT THE 'STOP' BUTTON ON THE V.C.R. THERE. BUT IF YOU CAN WADE PAST THIS NONSESICAL SCENE ITS A PRETTY DECENT FLICK.
JOHNSON SHINES IN A MEMORABLE SCENE WHERE HE IS ORDERED TO UNDERGO PSYCHOLOGICAL COUSELING DUE TO HIS ERRATIC BEHAVIOUR.
AS THE PENCIL NECKED ANALYST'S EGO IS STEPPED ON HE PREPARES TO END THE SESSION 'RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT' ON THE VETERAN OFFICER'S
MENTAL STATE. JOHNSON'S 'BECK' USES SOME PURSUASIVE PSYCO BABBLE OF HIS OWN TO DETER THE COUSELOR FROM ENDING HIS 'BECKS' CAREER.
IT IS A GREAT SCENE AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FILM.
THE THING THAT MAKES THIS CHARACTER DIFFERENT FROM 'SONNY CROCKETT' OR 'NASH BRIDGES' IS THE REALNESS OF THE GUY. HE DOESNT SPOUT POLITICALLY CORRECT ONE LINERS. HE DOESNT WEAR FASHIONS THAT NO REAL COP COULD EVER AFFORD, AND HIS LIFE IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF GLAMOROUS.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By freewilly on June 26, 2013
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Don Johnson shines in a fast-paced action movie that holds your interest from start to finish. The twists and turns this movie takes are what make it special.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Kelly on December 23, 2012
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The movies lacks a wide screen aspect. The transfer is the worst I've seen on a DVD, with scratchy and gritty sound. Not recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GinNC on March 19, 2012
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The fact that this movie is reflective of a true story added to my interest and enjoyment of the film. This may well be the best work that Don Johnson ever turned in. It appeared to have been made as a B movie, but Johnson's work, a good supporting cast, and some unique imagry make this a keeper.
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