Classic Action Scene: Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

“You’ll never be the man!” Note to self. If Steven Seagal walks into a bar, everyone should leave immediately. This is one of his most bad ass scenes as his character Nico Toscani searches for a girl. For some...
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Classic Action Scene: Universal Soldier Bar Fight

“I just want to eat!” Oh Hank, you probably should have just let Luc enjoy his endless lunch because now you’ve got him mad and he’s had to wreck your place and beat up all your patrons. I always loved t...
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Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

What better way to celebrate Sensei Seagal’s 64th birthday than to pay tribute to one of his very best movies: Above the Law. Plot: A martial-arts expert and former CIA agent, Nico Toscani (Steven Seagal) is working as a ...
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Classic Action Scene: The Matrix Lobby Shoot Out

This still stands up today as one of the greatest shoot outs of all time. It’s funny, I remember the first time I watched The Matrix I thought it was just OK, but when I watched it again I liked it more and now I consider...
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Face/Off: Crashing the Plane (1997)

“FLY BITCH!” Today marks the 20th anniversary of the John Woo classic Face/Off starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta as an FBI agent and terrorist who swap faces. To this day it remains a bonkers concept but our t...
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“I Was Making a Sandwich” – Death Wish 4

If there’s one thing you should never do, it’s interrupt Charles Bronson when he’s making a sandwich. Clearly he gets a little cranky and will throw you around the room like rag doll and then you’ll ever...
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Stairwell Fight from Firestorm (2013)

Andy Lau stars in this underrated actioner where he plays a cop who battles robbers in the streets of Hong Kong as a typhoon hits the city. The action scenes are really well done for the most part but there is the odd noticeabl...
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Classic Action Scene: ‘Safe’ Club Shoot-out

I don’t care what anyone else says, Safe is f**king awesome; Statham is totally badass and watching him destroy bad guys in this movie is incredibly satisfying. In this scene, The Stath and a bunch of corrupt cops infiltr...
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Bar Fight from Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear

This is one of my favourite fight scenes from the past few years and was easily the highlight of the movie Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear starring Scott Adkins. In this scene Casey (Adkins) is sitting at the bar minding his own bus...
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Bar Fight from Best of the Best (1989)

Ah the old movie bar fight; one of my favourite scenes from any action film. Best of the Best was a fun movie with a great cast; it had some first rate martial arts in it and maybe even made you shed a few tears of manliness by...
by Eoin Friel