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Excessive Force (film)

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Director  Jon Hess
Music director  Charles Bernstein
Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Action
Producer  Erwin Stoff
Writer  Thomas Ian Griffith
Language  English
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Release date  May 14, 1993 (1993-05-14)
Cast  Thomas Ian Griffith (Terry McCain), Lance Henriksen (Devlin), James Earl Jones (Jake), Burt Young (Sal DiMarco), Tony Todd (Frankie Hawkins), Antoni Corone (Fat Tommy)
Similar movies  Blackhat, Cleopatra Jones, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, John Wick, Salt
Tagline  You have the right to remain silent... permanently.

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Excessive Force is a 1993 American action film. It was directed by Jon Hess and wittren, co-produced and starred by Thomas Ian Griffith. It was released by New Line Cinema, in the summer of 1993. Despite being panned by critics and becoming a box office bomb, the film had a direct-to-video sequel, called Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995), that bears no relation with this film and do not follow its storyline.


Excessive Force (film) movie scenes


Excessive Force (film) movie scenes

Terry McCain (Thomas Ian Griffith) is a policeman accused of robbery and murder and needs to prove his innocence with his own hands.


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  • Thomas Ian Griffith as Terry McCain
  • Lance Henriksen as Devlin
  • James Earl Jones as Jake
  • Tony Todd as Frankie Hawkins
  • Burt Young as Sal DiMarco
  • Antoni Corone as Fat Tommy
  • Box Office

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    Excessive Force grossed only $1,152,117 at box office and became a flop. The film opened on May 14, 1993 at 501 theaters, grossing only $308,499 on its opening Weekend.

    Critical Response

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    Excessive Force was panned by critics. TV Guide gave the film only one star out of four and stated: "At some point, EXCESSIVE FORCE, which lives up to its title, might have been envisioned as a taut, mysterious, high-action cop thriller. The end result, however, showcases relentless violence over plot--bludgeoning viewers with machine gun fire, bomb blasts, and endless kick-boxing battles. Joe Leydon from Variety wrote: "Even though New Line is going through the motions with a spotty, regional theatrical release, “Excessive Force” appears headed down the express lane to homevid, where it may find favor with undiscriminating action fans." Rich Rosell from "digitallyObsessed!" gave it a very bad review, stating: "All of the dull fistfights and fiery explosions can do little to make this anything more than it is, which is something we've all seen before, and not necessarily something we would want to see again." Christopher Armstead from "Film Critics United" said: "‘Excessive Force’ is not a good movie and Thomas Ian Griffith did not become a big action star. That makes us sad, even though he’s had a nice career. Charlotte Lewis topless and Lance and Tony overacting makes us happier. And this why ‘Excessive Force’ is in my personal collection." Nick Michalak writing at "Forever Cinematic" praised some aspects of Excessive Force, concluding: "Excessive Force is not a great action movie, but it’s a really good effort that I did like. The script is well written, and very well directed by Jon Hess, but it’s really the exceptional acting talents of its admirable cast that allows this movie to be as good as it is. If filled with lesser grade talents, this would really falter, but putting guys like Griffith, Henriksen, Todd, Jones, and more into it gives it some extra substance.

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    On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds only 20% of aprovation.

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