Ricochet (1991)

Film Title

Ricochet

Synopsis

A District Attorney is stalked by his worst nightmare

Director

Russell Mulcahy

Cast

Denzel Washington
John Lithgow
Jesse Ventura
Ice-T
Kevin Pollack
Lindsay Wagner
Victoria Dillard

Tagline: “He’s a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he’s innocent is the killer who framed him. This is one case that’s going to be settled out of court.” Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Homicidal maniac obsesses over hot black sex cop.  Homoeroticism:  It is perhaps […]

Midnight Run (1988)

Film Title

Midnight Run (1988)

Synopsis

Everyone is after this guy, including Bounty Hunters, The Mafia, and the F.B.I.

 



Cast

Robert D Niro
Charles Grodin
Yaphet Kotto
John Ashton
Dennis Farina

Tagline:  This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Bounty hunter and his quarry trade wisecracks.  Homoeroticism:  Hardly anything to report, sadly. Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and accountant Jonathan “the Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin), who is in his custody, quickly develop […]

48 Hours (1982)

Film Title

48 Hours (1982)

Synopsis

A renegade cop teams up with a convict to track down two cop killers and another sleaze-ball

Director

Walter Hill

Cast

Eddie Murphy
Nick Nolte
Annette O'Toole
Frank McRae
James Remar
David Patrick Kelley
Brion James
Sonny Landham

Eddie Murphy was only 19 years old when he was tagged to play the convict conscripted by Jack, a renegade and reckless cop in San Francisco. Jack always stayed just a half a step ahead of losing his badge, and Reggie wanted to get out of jail. Even though Reggie Hammond was not a cop, […]

Deadly Prey (1987)

Film Title

Deadly Prey (1987)

Synopsis

Sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and release them at their secret camp. Much death and hilarity ensues.

Director

David A. Prior

Cast

Cameron Mitchell
Troy Donahue
David Campbell
Leo Weltman
Ted Pryor
Fritz Matthews

Tagline:  In Vietnam He Was The Best… HE STILL IS! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Mike Danton ain’t nuthing ta f’ wit. Homoeroticism: Where to begin… I am probably the first person in history to ever take notes on this particular movie, and no fewer than four pages of those […]

Dollman (1991)

Film Title

Dollman (1991)

Synopsis

He’s only got 12 inches on Earth, but he knows how to use them.

Director

Albert Pyun

Cast

Tim Tomerson
Jackie Earl Haley
Frank Collision
Kamala Lopez
Nicholas Guest
Judd Omen
Vincent Klyn

I’ve been meaning to review this movie forever. Dollman was released in 1991, but if any movie begs to be reviewed in the 80’s action format, it is the totally ruthless and bad-assed Tim Thomerson as Brick Bardo in Dollman. I have this movie on Amazon and even have a VHS tape copy of this […]

The Terminator (1984)

Film Title

The Terminator (1984)

Synopsis

A terrifying cybernetic unit from the future will stop at nothing until all the Sarah Conners’ are dead

Director

James Cameron

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Bill Paxton
Paul Winfield
Lance Henriksen
Rich Rossovich
Bess Motta
Earl Boen
Dick Miller
Shawn Schepps

In 1982 James Cameron had a dream while lying in a sick-bed. His vision turned into what would become one of the most magnificent sci-fi action movies ever created. The Terminator (1984) is the movie that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career as the greatest bad-ass ever to hit the screen. This masterpiece was as unique as […]

The Road Warrior (1981)

Film Title

The Road Warrior (1981)

Synopsis

In a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, they don’t need the girl, and nothing escapes.

Director

George Miller

Cast

Mel Gibson
Bruce Spence
Vernon Wells
Max Phipps
Emil Minty
Michael Preston
Virginia Hey
William Zappa
Kjell Nillson

The Road Warrior (1981). I have no explanation as to why this movie is not in the Ruthless Reviews Movie Archive. Jonny or Matt probably reviewed it and it just somehow didn’t make it over in the 2006 reboot of the site. No matter, a movie of this importance I must review, and of course […]

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Film Title

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Synopsis

He-Man Dolph battles Skeletor for control of the universe.

Director

Gary Goddard

Cast

Dolph Lungren
Frank Langella
Meg Foster
Billy Barty
Courtney Cox
Chelsea Field
James Tolkan

Masters of the Universe (1987) is not really considered an 80’s Action movie except for the overwhelming presence of one Dolph Lundgren. This puts things over the top and into perspective. Like Arnold, Dolph is Adonis, a God, and must be treated as such. The movie sucked at the time, but there were several great […]

Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

Big Trouble In Little China Released:1986 Tagline: They told Jack Burton to go to hell…and that’s exactly where he’s going! Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: They need girl(s), and the truck. Fuck Chinese Magic! Homoeroticism: None. Oh, boy, we need to talk. O.K., there was a weak attempt at redemption […]

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Film Title

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Synopsis

This Hobo has had enough, and delivers justice one shell at a time.

Director

Jason Eisener

Cast

Rutger Hauer
Pasha Ebrihimi
Rob Wells
Brian Downey
Gregory Smith
Nick Bateman
Molly Dunsworth
Jeremy Akerman

Hobo with a Shotgun was hardly an 80’s Action Movie since it was produced in 2011, but there was no reason that the 80’s format could not be used on this totally over the top bloodbath. If you don’t approve, take it up with Rutger Hauer. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Hobo with a Shotgun […]