An Eye for an Eye (1981 film)

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An Eye for an Eye
Eyeforaneyeposter.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed bySteve Carver
Produced byFrank Capra, Jr.
Robert Rehme
Written byJames Bruner
William Gray
StarringChuck Norris
Christopher Lee
Richard Roundtree
Matt Clark
Mako Iwamatsu
Maggie Cooper
Music byWilliam Goldstein
CinematographyRoger Shearman
Editing byAnthony Redman
StudioAdams Apple Production Company
South Street Films
Westcom Barber International
Distributed byUnited States Embassy Pictures
Canada New World-Mutual
Release datesUnited States
  • August 14, 1981 (1981-08-14)
Running time106 minutes approx.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$7,496,681 (US)[1]
 
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An Eye for an Eye
Eyeforaneyeposter.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed bySteve Carver
Produced byFrank Capra, Jr.
Robert Rehme
Written byJames Bruner
William Gray
StarringChuck Norris
Christopher Lee
Richard Roundtree
Matt Clark
Mako Iwamatsu
Maggie Cooper
Music byWilliam Goldstein
CinematographyRoger Shearman
Editing byAnthony Redman
StudioAdams Apple Production Company
South Street Films
Westcom Barber International
Distributed byUnited States Embassy Pictures
Canada New World-Mutual
Release datesUnited States
  • August 14, 1981 (1981-08-14)
Running time106 minutes approx.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$7,496,681 (US)[1]

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.

Summary[edit]

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of mafiosi into unexpected high places.

Plot[edit]

Undercover San Francisco narcotics cops Sean Kane (Chuck 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 (Richard 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 (Mako Iwamatsu). Together they get to the bottom of things and bring down the drug gang, and its unexpected leader.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "An Eye for an Eye - Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

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