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Dead Bang (1989)




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A police detective (Don Johnson), whose job is the only thing he has left in his life, must investigate the murder of a fellow officer. He follows the trail and is shocked to find a white-supremacist conspiracy in the process.

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Don Johnson
as Jerry Beck
Tim Reid
as Chief Dixon
William Forsythe
as Arthur Kressler
Bob Balaban
as Elliot Webly
Frank Military
as Bobby Burns
Tate Donovan
as John Burns
Jereme Beck
as Detective John
Ron Campbell
as Crossfield
William Taylor
as Elton Tremmel
Hy Anzell
as Capt. Waxman
Michael Jeter
as Dr. Krantz
J.B. Douglas
as Agent Gilroy
Brad Sullivan
as Chief Hillard
William Traylor
as Elton Tremmel
Sam Scarber
as Detective Bilson
Mic Rodgers
as Sgt. Kimble
James Douglas
as Agent Gilroy
Tiger Haynes
as Edwin Gates
Daniel Quinn
as James 'Hard Rock' Ellis
Jarion Monroe
as LAPD Officer
Trudy Forbes
as Female Officer
Michael Higgins
as Rev. Gebhardt
Evans Evans
as Mrs. Gebhardt
Frank C. Turner
as Cottonwood Officer
Jerome Beck
as Detective John
Valerie Pearson
as Helpful Person
Christine Cable
as Karen Beck
Juliana Carter
as Dixon's Wife
Darwyn Swalve
as Biker #1
Ron Jeremy
as Biker #3
Garwin Sanford
as Officer #1
Lon Katzman
as Officer #2
Ron Carothers
as Dixon's Man #1
Ernie Jackson
as Dixon's Man #2
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Critic Reviews for Dead Bang

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

It's clear immediately that Dead Bang, written by Robert Foster and directed by John Frankenheimer, isn't looking to reinvent the wheel in terms of its narrative...

August 21, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A film that maybe could only be more absurd if Woody Allen played the Don Johnson role.

January 6, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

John Frankenheimer was unhappy with the way the studio cut this one, but it remains a competent, watchable action-thriller. Most memorable for a scene where Don Johnson's hungover cop pukes on a suspect.

March 5, 2006 | Rating: 6/10

An excitable but mawkish misfire by action-oriented filmmaker Frankenheimer. A vehicle designed to capitalize on Johnson's roguish appeal simply results in a dead bang.

June 7, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

the lowest point in John Frankenheimer's career

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Entirely standard cop fare. And Don Johson is the cop.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Dead Bang


I saw this a long time ago, and barely remember it. All I can remember is thinking how dull and boring it was at the time.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Underrated Frankenheimer flick.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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