GenreAction, Adventure, Crime CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 14, 1981 (1981-08-14) (U.S.) WriterJames Bruner (screenplay), James Bruner (story), William Gray (screenplay) ProducersFrank Capra, Jr., Robert Rehme GenresAction Film, Thriller, Martial Arts Film, Adventure Film, Crime Fiction, Indie film CastChuck Norris (Sean Kane), Christopher Lee (Morgan Canfield), Richard Roundtree (Capt. Stevens), Matt Clark (Tom McCoy), Mako (James Chan) Similar moviesUnlawful Entry, Blackhat, Salt, W Delta Z, Irreversible, Deep Cover
TaglineKane's justice is revenge. Kane's weapon is himself.
An eye for an eye 1981 official trailer chuck norris
An Eye for an Eye is a 1981 American action film directed by Steve Carver, and starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako Iwamatsu, and Maggie Cooper.
Undercover San Francisco narcotics cops Sean Kane (Norris) and Dave Pierce (Terry Kiser) head into a dark alley to meet up with an informant by the name of Tony Montoya (Mel Novak), who promises to break their big investigation wide open by providing the name of the oriental drug ringleader. Minutes later, Pierce is dead after having been shot, hit by a car, and burned. Kane gets into trouble with his boss, Captain Stevens (Roundtree), for sending one of the killers flying out a third-story window to his death in full public view right after the incident. Rather than face discipline, and told to keep his distance by his superiors, Kane now decides to quit the force, and sets out to exact vengeance.
Kane is not the only one who is angry; Dave’s girlfriend, reporter Linda Chan (Rosalind Chao), is, too, and she vows to bring the drug gang down herself by way of investigative reporting and public exposure. However, when Linda uncovers the secret that Kane and Pierce never found, she, too, is killed. Kane sets out for revenge, and so does Linda's grieving father James Chan (Iwamatsu) and Linda's close friend, news editor Heather Sullivan (Cooper). Together, they get to the bottom of things and bring down the drug gang, and its unexpected leader.