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Day of the Panther (1988)

A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

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Peter West (screenplay), Peter West (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward John Stazak Edward John Stazak ... Jason Blade
John Stanton ... William Anderson
James Richards James Richards ... Jim Baxter (as Jim Richards)
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Damien Zukor
Zale Daniel Zale Daniel ... Colin
Matthew Quartermaine Matthew Quartermaine ... Constable Lambert (as Mathew Quartermaine)
Paris Jefferson Paris Jefferson ... Gemma Anderson
Linda Megier Linda Megier ... Linda Anderson
Brian Fitzsimmons Brian Fitzsimmons ... Chief Inspector Hudson
Denis Broad Denis Broad ... Boat Salesman
Ow Mun Hong Ow Mun Hong ... Triad Boss
Kim Yap Kim Yap ... Triad Interpreter
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A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

11 March 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzien pantery See more »

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

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(at around 1h 15 mins) When the bad guy tumbles off a steep hill, the cameraman's hand catches him before the scene ends. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

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Take Me Back
Words and Music by Frank Howson and Allan Zavod
Performed by Colin Setches
Published by Boulevard Music/Control
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Excellent martial arts movie from Australia
18 January 2001 | by Mark SalterSee all my reviews

Standard story of a martial arts expert out to nail a gangster boss and his right hand man who were responsible for the death of his partner. This film however benefits from excellent fight sequences staged by Eddie Stazak (the star of the film) and Jim Richards who plays the lead heavy. With minimal use of fast editing and slow motion, which hinder the flow of fights in some other martial arts movies, where the same perfectly executed side kick is shown from 10 different angles, the fights are exciting and almost balletic. A small number of obviously accomplished stuntmen / martial artists are used as opponents throughout the film, sometimes wearing masks to hid their numbers. Don't worry about the story just enjoy the fight sequences, particularly the one in the boat show room.


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