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Action Jackson (1988)

Carl Weathers, the former Oakland Raiders star who sparred with Sylvester Stallone in three Rocky movies, lives up to the title role.

The venerable Detroit cop with a law degree engages in plenty of shootings, explosions and car chases in the pursuit of a power-hungry auto executive who orders the murders of union leaders.

Spectacular stunts dominate the picture while plotting, dialogue and acting are secondary. Cars flip, flames leap, people flip and leap in flames out of windows.

Craig T. Nelson co-stars as the big-shot bad guy. Vanity plays his slinky drug-addicted mistress.

Sgt. Jericho ‘Action’ Jackson
Carl Weathers
Peter Dellaplane
Craig T Nelson
Sydney Ash
Patrice Dellaplane
Sharon Stone
Officer Kornblau
Thomas F Wilson
Capt. Earl Armbruster
Bill Duke
Tony Moretti
Robert Davi
Detective Kotterwell
Jack Thibeau
Officer Lack
Roger Aaron Brown
Albert Smith
Stan Foster
Frank Stringer
Ed O’Ross
Bob Minor
David Glen Eisley
Dennis Hayden

Craig R. Baxley