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"For one cop this isn't just a case. It's a war."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.1  (4,317)

Dead Bang is a crime thriller movie released in 1989, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Don Johnson in the lead role as a detective. The role of Linda, the love interest of the protagonist, is played by Penelope Ann Miller, while William Forsythe plays a villain named James Arthur "Jimmy" Jiggs. The movie opens with the murder of a police officer in a convenience store by a white supremacist group called "The Brotherhood". The shooter, Bobby Burns (Frank Military), flees the scene and is later apprehended by Detective Jerry Beck (Don Johnson). During an interrogation, Burns reveals that he is a member of The Brotherhood, and that they are planning a race war.

However, before Beck can get any more information from Burns, he is shot and killed by an unknown assailant. Beck is extremely affected by this incident and is determined to find the killer and bring him to justice. Despite his superior's reluctance to reopen the case, Beck's relentless pursuit leads him to a string of related crimes, including a hostage situation and the murder of an FBI agent.

Beck's investigation reveals a larger conspiracy involving The Brotherhood and their mastermind, Jimmy Jiggs. He also discovers that Jiggs has a personal vendetta against him and his family, leading to a tense confrontation between the two.

Throughout the movie, Linda serves as a source of emotional support for Beck, who is struggling with alcoholism and PTSD from his time in the Vietnam War. Their relationship develops slowly and naturally, with Linda serving as a voice of reason and encouragement for Beck when he is at his lowest.

The film's pacing is fast-paced, with plenty of action and suspenseful moments. It also raises important questions about racism and hate crimes, particularly in the context of law enforcement. Dead Bang is a gritty and intense crime thriller, with solid performances from its cast and a thought-provoking storyline that keeps the audience engaged till the end.

Overall, Dead Bang is a must-watch for anyone who loves crime dramas and thrillers. The movie's themes and execution are timeless, and it stands as a strong example of the genre.

Dead Bang is a 1989 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 42 min
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    6.1  (4,317)