The Messenger (1986)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This enjoyably sleazy action film stars Fred Williamson as Jake Turner, a burglar who also happens to be an ex-con and a former Green Beret. When Turner's drug-addicted wife dies, he begins murdering the dealers and mobsters whom he holds responsible, including genre favorite Joe Spinell (Maniac). Turner does a bit more traveling than the usual revenge-movie hero, spilling blood in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Italy as well as Los Angeles. Christopher Connelly co-stars with crime-movie veterans Val Avery and Cameron Mitchell.

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drugs, ex-convict, gangster, gang-war, international, killing, murder, prison, release, revenge, wife