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Action Movies

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by dUnKle, May 5, 2001.

  1. dUnKle

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    The " Gimme Some Horror " thread is very good and I was wandering if people could reccomend some good Action movies that are not well known
     
  2. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Check out any of the following:

    "Runaway Train" with Jon Voight, and Eric Roberts.

    "Nikita" with Anne Parillaud (in French, with English subtitles, and directed by Luc Besson)

    "Gunsmith Cats" (Japanese Anime - one of the best of its kind. Young, female bounty-hunters take on some of Chicago's worst crime kingpins, and use a lot of dodgy DIY explosives, in the process!!)

    "Crime Story" (Michael Mann's superb Pilot-Episode of a sorely underrated 1986-88 US TV series. Directed by Abel Ferrara, and with many of Mann's usual cast members, including Dennis Farina, and a very young David Caruso.)

    "Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai" (Slightly surreal, and leisurely-paced action/drama from cult indie director Jim Jarmusch. Excellent score, and intriguing character acting from Forest Whittaker.)

    "Dominion Tank Police" (Around 2 and a half hours, of the craziest, nuttiest, most hell-bent cops in Japan, who use tanks as a form of anti-terrorism! Very silly, very reverse-sexist, and very, very funny!)

    Hope some of these may be of interest to you.

    Pooch
     
  3. Drunken Master

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    If we are talking action then we would have to inculde the following:

    Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) The best screen car chase?

    Point Break - The new DTS remix is very good.

    Assualt on Precinct 13 - I just love this great movie!!
     
  4. Reiner

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    Some of my favs (all R1) though most of them are well known:

    The Big Hit (Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate)
    Blown Away (Jeff and Lloyd Bridges)
    Bad Boys (Will Smith, Marin Lawrence)
    Broken Arrow (John Travolta, Christian Slater)
    Set it Off (1996 - Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah)
    Desperate Measures (Michael Keaton, Andie Garcia)
    Switchback (Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover)
    Executive Decision (Kurt Russel, Steven Segal)
    and highly recommended (check out the LFE):

    The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson)

    The best car chase is IMHO to see in Ronin.
     

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