GenreAdventure, Action, Comedy Music directorMark Snow
WriterWayne Crawford, Andrew Lane Release dateMay 30, 1986 (USA) CastWayne Crawford (Jake Speed), Karen Kopins (Margaret Winston), Dennis Christopher (Desmond Floyd), John Hurt (Syd), Leon Ames (Pop Winston), Roy London (Maurice) Similar moviesRomancing the Stone, Ruby Sparks, 5 to 7, The Jewel of the Nile, Neverwas, The Romantic Englishwoman
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Jake Speed is a 1986 action/comedy film directed by Andrew Lane, produced by Lane, Wayne Crawford, and William Fay, written by Lane and Crawford, and starring Crawford in the title role.
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In Paris, a girl named Maureen Winston (Becca C. Ashley) is abducted by two evil-looking men. While her family prays for her safe return, Maureen's father heaps guilt on her sister Margaret (Karen Kopins), since she convinced her to go see the world. However, Margaret's grandfather (Leon Ames) has an idea: call for Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford) to go and rescue her. One problem exists: Jake Speed is a character in a series of 1940s-style pulp fiction novels.
However, Jake Speed does exist, as Margaret finds out, when he leaves a note for her to meet him and his sidekick, Desmond Floyd (Dennis Christopher), in a tough Paris bar. The novels, as Margaret finds out, are based on Jake and Des's real-life adventures, and they work for nothing, seeing action and excitement (and another novel) as their reward.
Jake reveals that Maureen was kidnapped by white slavers, and is being held in an African country. Jake, Des, and Margaret fly to the nation, which is in the middle of a civil war, to rescue her. Many twists and turns later, Jake's archenemy, the evil, perverted, murderous Englishman Sid (John Hurt), is revealed to be behind the ring, and soon, Margaret becomes a part of it. Jake and Des must now rescue both Maureen and Margaret, stop Sid, and help the girls get out in one piece, while dealing with warring factions, pits of lions, and machine gun-firing helicopters.
Wayne Crawford as Jake Speed
Dennis Christopher as Desmond Floyd
Karen Kopins as Margaret Winston
John Hurt as Sid
Leon Ames as Pop Winston
Roy London as Maurice
Donna Pescow as Wendy
Barry Primus as Lawrence
Monte Markham as Mr. Winston
Millie Perkins as Mrs. Winston
Ian Yule as Bill Smith
Filming took place in: Sherman Oaks, California; Paris, France; and in Zimbabwe. The film was produced by Balcor Film Investors and Force 10 Productions.
A soundtrack of composer Mark Snow's music was released on LP record only by Varèse Sarabande in 1986. It was reissued on compact disc by Buysoundtrax in 2009 in a limited edition pressing of 1000 copies.
A track listing is as follows:
A novelization, written under the pseudonym Reno Melon, Jake and Des' writing nom de plume, was published on June 1, 1986, by Gold Eagle/Harlequin (ISBN 0-373-62102-7).