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Jake Speed [Import]

4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins, John Hurt, Leon Ames
  • Directors: Andrew Lane
  • Writers: Wayne Crawford, Andrew Lane
  • Producers: Wayne Crawford, Andrew Lane, John F. Roach, Rob Milne, William Fay
  • Format: Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: March 12 2001
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000059PRE
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Format: DVD
The characters are underdeveloped and one-dimensional; the soundtrack is only a shade better than the synth-pop soup of "Day of the Dead"; the actors sound like they're reading directly off an unrevised script; and the plot is about as loose and messy as a rice krispie marshmallow treat. All these little nuances aside, "Jake Speed" has got to be, hands-down, the greatest action/adventure B-movie I've ever seen. The title character (played brilliantly by unassuming "everyman" Wayne Crawford) is a bona-fide dime novel adventurer, seeking to defeat the nefarious forces of evil with the aid of his disturbingly effete partner Des and ingenious little innovations such as "The Kid" (a super-powered automatic shotgun!) and H.A.R.V. (an armored Jeep with side-mounted machine gun turrets!). As you might expect, moral absolutism (the titanic, interminable struggle of the good heroes vs. evil villains) and cheap sensationalism abound, just as they would in any good piece of bad action-melodrama. If you're in the mood for a cute, tongue-in-cheek, low-budget iteration of early-twentieth century action serials or just one laugh after another from a ceaseless torrent of cheesy heroic one-liners, pick up your copy of "Jake Speed" today!
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By A Customer on June 23 2001
Format: DVD
This cute movie is a treat if you have ever read an action-adventure paperback. J.S. is a spoof of the genre but can stand on its own as an exciting adventure. It was filmed on location and has breathtaking African scenery. The film has an above average soundtrack for this type of movie. If you have a sense of humor and don't take things too seriously, you will adore this underrated gem. Good show for kids of all ages. Along with Buckaroo Banzai and Brisco County Jr., one of the most criminally neglected shows of our time. You will watch it again and again, and I can't say that about more popular movies like Indiana Jones.
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By A Customer on May 7 2004
Format: DVD
I'd never heard of this movie, but it was cheap and the cover looked good so I picked up the DVD. This is such a great little movie! it should really appeal to fans of pulps, men's adventure books, and B movies. The guy playing Jake is perfect. John Hurt makes the best bad guy. I loved H.A.R.V. (Heavily Armored Raid Vehicle)!
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Format: DVD
One of the few action hero movies I like, the story has a great twist, sound track good , picture even better, this is a movie to have fun whilre watching, not a great story but keeps you interested, if you like Remo Williams, Buckaroo Bonazi, X-men then you'll like this movie.
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I am very disappointed with my purchase of Jake Speed because it is prohibited to view it in North America, and it won't play on my DVD player.
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