Based on the TV series of the same name. A maverick cop is on the trail of a corrupt auto tycoon.
Having built a name for himself playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, Carl Weathers hoped to launch his own action-hero franchise as the wishfully named Action Jackson. But this first film never took off and it turned into a one-movie series. Weathers plays Jackson, a police sergeant so nicknamed because he always seems to be where the action is. He runs afoul of an evil auto magnate (Craig T. Nelson), who promptly sets about putting Jackson in the middle of a jackpot for murder. Jackson springs himself from jail and goes on the run, aided by junkie-with-a-heart-of-gold Vanity, before bringing Nelson to justice. Weathers is an impressive specimen but an indistinct personality (though he can handle a one-liner), and he's overmatched against fire-breathing villain Nelson. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an 80's movie action classic, get this ASAP, for the true action fans, cheesey by today's standards however still holds up to the test of time, I absolutely love this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gilbert Davis
Carl Weathers Does a bang up job here playing a cop who is always at the centre of the action in a film filled with violence
a high body count explosions and car chases all... Read more
This movie has every single cop show cliche in the book, but it is hilarious nonetheless. The yelling police captain boss, the main character who's "unorthodox methods"... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by H. A Huffman
Action jackson is a fun, action acked 80's film. Though some of the stunts are cheesy by today's standards they work especially the opening scene where the guy gets shot with a... Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by SHAWN JAMES
Jericho "Action Jackson" is almost a god. Carl Weathers plays the washed up cop who's reputation gives him nothing but disrespect. That's a characteristic of a mortal. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002 by Timotee
When a Maverick Cop (Carl Weathers) is on the trail of a Corrupt Auto Tycoon (Craig T. Nelson), while the cop is protecting a Beautiful Witness (Vanity).
Directed by Craig R. Read more
The idea behind this movie was to have a series of Action Jackson films for Carl Weathers (similar to Dirty Harry) but unfortunately it didn't take off. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2001 by Paul J. Moriarty
A maverick cop (Carl Weathers) is on the trail of a corrupt auto tycoon (Craig T. Nelson). Unfortunately, Action Jackson is a gabfest punctuated by not-so-hot sex scenes. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2000 by Darcy Stonesifer
Action jackson was filmed in Detroit it is plain to see as soon as you start watching the movie so make sure you put on the movies filmed in Detroit. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2000