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Walking the Edge (1985)

A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.

Director:

Norbert Meisel

Writer:

Curt Allen (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Kwan ... Christine Holloway
Robert Forster ... Jason Walk
Joe Spinell ... Brusstar
A Martinez ... Tony
James McIntire James McIntire ... Jimmy
Wayne Woodson Wayne Woodson ... McKee
Doug Toby ... Danny Holloway
Phil H. Fravel Phil H. Fravel ... Jerry Holloway (as Phil Fravel)
Luis Contreras ... Jesus
Terrence Beasor ... Gambler Bob
Bernard Erhard Bernard Erhard ... Fat Man
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Fat Man's Body Guard (as James Fitzpatrick)
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Mrs. Johnson
Jacqueline Giroux ... Linda (as Jackie Giroux)
Aarika Wells ... Julia
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Jason, a Los Angeles taxi driver whom also works as a collector and numbers runner for a local mobster, crosses paths with young woman and vigilante, named Christine, seeking to avenge the murder of her husband and son by a quartet of hoodlums and gets caught up in the crime underworld of the city. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Deadly Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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"What the hell ya think this is? Some penny arcade, pissy white-jive nickel-dime 8-ball game?"
30 September 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Fairly awful revenge flick casts Robert Forster as a former ball player-turned-cab driver, operating a vintage yellow-checker taxi in Los Angeles, who is hired by a smartly-dressed Asian woman packing heat. She's on a personal mission after seeing her husband and teenage son murdered by a low-life drug dealer and his goons. Seems the husband was dealing to kids behind her back and holding out on his 'friends'; now she's out to settle the score, and the cabbie finds himself sympathetic to her cause. Curt Allen's florid, overwritten dialogue doesn't appear to trip up the players (Forster, Nancy Kwan, A Martinez or cult character actor Joe Spinell), but after awhile it becomes clear Allen doesn't have any other talent beyond inventively stringing together f-bombs and n-words. The violence is standard for '80s B-grade trash, while the loving relationship between Forster and Kwan blossoms out of nowhere. *1/2 from ****


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