GenreAction, Crime, Drama Duration LanguageItalian
Release date1994 WriterNini Grassia (screenplay), Nini Grassia (story) Music directorNini Grassia, Aldo Tamborelli CastFabio Testi (Mark Fierro), Ron Nummi (Hoagy OToole), Marina Giulia Cavalli (Lori Fannon), Gabriele Ferzetti (Ben Costa), Orso Maria Guerrini (Tony Romeo) Similar moviesThe Man with Icy Eyes (1971)
First Action Hero is a cult 1994 film starring Fabio Testi as Tony Fierro with Ron Nummi as Hoagy and directed by Nini Grassia. It has the alternative Italian name Il Burattinaio. It has been cited as a key influence behind the video-game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, developed by Rockstar Games.
One man takes on a massive crime ring in First Action Hero. Set in Miami, this fast-paced film features a stressed-out but savvy cop who tries to bust up a gang of millionaire mobsters (including a very young Keanu Reeves!) who deal in drugs, violence, and prostitution.
An unconventional, off-the-rails cop - the First Action Hero of the title - is transferred back to his old precinct, Miami, to prevent a gang war. He is forced to juggle his cop duties with the pressures of dealing with his troubled family life and a strait-laced DA.