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Action Jackson

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Director: Craig R. Baxley Run Time: 96 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1988

Starring: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone, Tom Wilson, Bill Duke

There are some things you can count on when a stunt coordinator turns to directing: plenty of people smashing through windows, lots of fire, people on fire smashing through windows. Fresh off his gig on Predator, Craig R. Baxley put erstwhile sidekick Carl Weathers front and center as the titular Jackson, and delivers the wild and wonderful goods of glass and flames, plus absolutely insane stunts with cars. With other legends on board including Prince protege Vanity as co-star and Herbie Hancock providing the soundtrack, Action Jackson should be a glorious big screen ride, complete with rude humor and nonsensical plot.

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