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Under the Gun (1988)

Mike Braxton (Sam Jones) a St. Louis cop, receives an urgent call from his brother Tony (Nick Cassavetes), a small time thief in Los Angeles. The call ends abruptly and Mike rushes to LA to... See full summary »

Director:

James Sbardellati

Writers:

Almer John Davis, James Devney (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam J. Jones ... Mike Braxton
Vanessa Williams ... Samantha Richards
John Russell ... Simon Stone
Michael Halsey ... Frank
Nick Cassavetes ... Tony Braxton
Steven Williams ... Gallagher
Bill McKinney ... Miller
Rockne Tarkington ... Leon
Don Stark ... Joey
Chris Mulkey ... Larry
Michele Russell Michele Russell ... Marie (as Michelle Russell)
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Captain
Dan Tullis Jr. Dan Tullis Jr. ... Gang Leader
James McIntire James McIntire ... Young Gun
Burton Collins ... John (Braxton's Partner)
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Mike Braxton (Sam Jones) a St. Louis cop, receives an urgent call from his brother Tony (Nick Cassavetes), a small time thief in Los Angeles. The call ends abruptly and Mike rushes to LA to find his brother has been murdered. When questioning Tony's girlfriend, she's gunned down in front of him. Mike quickly learns Tony was a courier for Simon Stone (John Russell), a big time arms-smuggler. When Mike meets Stone's lawyer, Samantha Richardson (Vanessa Williams), the two team up to bring down Stone's arms smuggling empire. But Mike's infatuation with Samantha keeps putting them in greater danger. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschäft mit dem Tod See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marquis Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final film of John Russell. Russell would pass away 3 years later at age 70 after an acting career that spanned 43 years. See more »

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References Robotech (1985) See more »

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Talkin' 'Bout Love
Performed by Debra Laws
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Sam Jones - Tough AND Sexy
4 October 2003 | by helfeleatherSee all my reviews

Man! That Sam Jones is amazing! Here, as Mike Braxton, he's a rogue cop who gets a call for help from his brother. When he responds, he finds that his brother is dead and his brother's girlfriend is shot right before his eyes. He gets drunk in the killer's bar, insults him, falls into a lawyer's car and assume that she wants him - square jaw, tight jeans and all. Too right! So they jump in her car again and try to escape from killers armed with an impressive arsenal. Let's hope he doesn't graze his knee or bruise that handsome face.


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