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The One Man Jury (1978)

Lt. Wade's a Los Angeles police officer and criminology professor, who comes thinks the legal system no longer works when a crook he'd arrested is acquitted on technicalities, Wade pursues ... See full summary »

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Charles Martin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Lt. Wade
Christopher Mitchum ... Sgt. Blake
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Wendy Sommerset (as Pamela Shoop)
Cara Williams ... Nancy
Joe Spinell ... Mike Abatino
Jeff McCracken ... Billy Joe Kerman
Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay ... Tessie
Angel Tompkins ... Kitty
Andy Romano ... Chickie
Tom Pedi ... Angie
Chuck Bergansky Chuck Bergansky ... Kayo
Tony Sirico ... Charlie Nuts (as Anthony Sirico)
Richard Foronjy ... Al
Patrick Wright ... Kinky
Frank Pesce ... Freddie
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Lt. Wade's a Los Angeles police officer and criminology professor, who comes thinks the legal system no longer works when a crook he'd arrested is acquitted on technicalities, Wade pursues his brand of vigilantism on a number of suspects. When Wade's girlfriend, a uniformed officer named Wendy's kidnapped and held on a yacht, Wade and his partner, Blake, attempt to rescue the young woman. Written by matt-282

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead on Arrival See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Retitled "Dead on Arrival" for its US theatrical re-issue. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Very old fashioned crime drama with 70's vigilante twist
3 March 2000 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

This film plays very much like a old B & W serial type crime drama from the 50's, and even the dialogue is VERY old fashioned, as I had trouble believing these people talk like this in the late 70's. It also has like two different plots going on at the same time, involving like 3 different baddies, and many colourful characters all somehow involved in one story or another. In the end, it all revolves around Jack Palance's character. Lots of great character actors, great music score, poor photography, and isnt really a "R" rating movie, as it can play on TV as a crime show pilot! But still it is one of the better Palance films from the 70's. It could have used a good 10 minutes editing to make it more tighter though.


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