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Walking the Edge (1985)

A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

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Norbert Meisel

Writer:

Curt Allen (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Kwan ... Christine Holloway
Robert Forster ... Jason Walk
Joe Spinell ... Brusstar
A Martinez ... Tony
James McIntire James McIntire ... Jimmy
Wayne Woodson Wayne Woodson ... McKee
Doug Toby ... Danny Holloway
Phil H. Fravel Phil H. Fravel ... Jerry Holloway (as Phil Fravel)
Luis Contreras ... Jesus
Terrence Beasor ... Gambler Bob
Bernard Erhard Bernard Erhard ... Fat Man
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Fat Man's Body Guard (as James Fitzpatrick)
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Mrs. Johnson
Jacqueline Giroux ... Linda (as Jackie Giroux)
Aarika Wells ... Julia
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Jason, a Los Angeles taxi driver whom also works as a collector and numbers runner for a local mobster, crosses paths with young woman and vigilante, named Christine, seeking to avenge the murder of her husband and son by a quartet of hoodlums and gets caught up in the crime underworld of the city. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Deadly Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Robert Forster vehicle playing a cabbie who decides to deal out justice in his own hands against maniacal killers
13 November 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Violent film packs suspense , noisy action-packed , intrigue, thrills and lots of violence . They drove him to the edge, and on the edge there are no rules , all hell broke loose when they stopped .. . Regular crime thriller of the 80s that went on the ¨Vigilante genre¨ which Bronson had created as architect Paul Kersey turned avenger . A Los Angeles taxi driver named Jason (Robert Forster) , whom also works as a collector , crosses paths and later helps a distraught widow called Christine (Nacy Kwan) on the run from mobsters after a quartet of heinous hoodlums murder her family . The nasties stalk the couple who is submitted to a brutal hot pursuit and Jason protects her . Both of them get caught up in the crime underworld of the city . The taxi man takes the law into his own hands, searching vengeance on crooks, hoodlums and muggers . Jason seeks vendetta , shooting in cold blood , abusing on civil rights and killing mercilessly nasties. Finally, there happens a moving , edge-of-your-seat climax .

This exciting movie contains thrills , chills , suspense , noisy action-packed , gun-play and lots of violence and some gore , including obnoxious executions . It's certainly thrilling , though the morality may be questionable , even in this time, as the spectators were clearly on the Jason/Robert Forster side . This disgusting story looks increasingly passionless and mechanical and violence seems to be considered some moment excessive . Passable acting by Robert Forster as a yellow cab man as well as numbers runner for a local mobster , turned vigilante seeking to revenge and Nancy Kwan as a mature woman affected for the murder of her husband and son . Forster does what he can with this lousy screenplay and story . Acceptable support cast such as A Martinez as Tony , Jim Fitzpatrick as Body Guard , James McIntire as Jimmy and Joe Spinell as Brusstar . Crispy and screeching musical score by Jay Chattaway , usual composer of the 8os . The motion picture was middlingly directed by Norbert Meisel , husband's Nancy Kwan . This exciting but mediocre film belong to ¨Vigilante genre¨ whose main representations are ¨Charles Bronson's Death Wish¨ such as ¨Death wish II¨ ¨Death wish III¨ , ¨Death Wish 4 : The crackdown¨and ¨Death Wish: The face of death¨ and , of course , ¨Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry¨ movies , such as ¨The enforcers¨, ¨Sudden impact¨ , ¨The dead pool¨ . Furthermore , other notorious movies on the ¨Revenger¨ genre that achieved their splendor in the eighties are the followings : ¨Exterminator¨ I and II with Robert Ginty ; ¨Dark Angel¨ with Betty Russell ; ¨Steele Justice¨ with Martin Kove ¨; ¨The Punisher¨ with Dolph Lundgren , ¨Joe Don Baker's Walking tall¨ saga ; ¨Lorenzo Lamas's Snake eater¨ saga , ¨Arnold's Raw Deal¨ , ¨Stallone's Cobra¨ and many others .


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