Shakedown (1988)


41413_shakedown“I know what you’re thinkin’! I’m young and quick, and he’s old and slow! ” – Richie Marks

Number of Times Seen – between 3-5 times (Cable in the 80’s and 26 Jan 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A public defender teams up with a rogue cop in order to try and stop police corruption when his client is wrongfully accused of murdering an undercover cop.

My Take on it – This film is really bad.

It seems so laughable watching it now and probably was viewed back in the 80’s as being more relevant.

Peter Weller is just ok here and his character doesn’t really do much here that seems plausible.

Sam Elliott is always fun to watch and he is the one bright spot here.

The amusement park scene is the most memorable one in the film, but other than that this film is truly a complete waste of time.

Bottom Line – Really mediocre 80’s flick that seems so laughable when watching it now. Weller is ok here and Elliott is always fun to watch. The amusement park scene is memorable but other than that, this film is a waste of time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The films Stunt Coordinator, legend Alan Gibbs had planned a special roll-over car stunt for himself to do, but he got sick (of cancer) during the making of the film. The producers waited for the last minute to shoot the roll-over scene, IF he would get better but when Alan Gibbs suddenly died, Jack Gill , who had taken over as Stunt Coordinator, had to perform the stunt instead. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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