Epic Shootout from No Tears for the Dead

Although I prefer The Man from Nowhere No Tears for the Dead still has some spectacular action scenes and this is one of best I’ve seen recently. The plot tells the tale of a veteran assassin (Jang Dong-gun) who accidenta...
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Classic Action Scenes – Battle In The Courthouse “Stone Cold”

Just like most popular songs in the 80’s, this is Brian Bosworth’s one hit wonder. The film is among the best actioners of the 90’s and was supposed to make Bosworth a house hold name in action films, but unfo...
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“Clean-up on Aisle Four”: Stone Cold (1991)

I miss movies like this and I still think it’s a damn shame that Brian Bosworth didn’t become a big action star as he certainly had the goods. This movie alone cemented him under legendary status for me and the supe...
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Classic Action Scene: Bullitt – Car Chase

Who can forget this legendary cop movie starring Steve McQueen? This is arguably the best car chase in cinema history; no cgi, no fast cuts, just sheer driving skill. Steve McQueen’s driving skill too as I believe he like...
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Dojo Fight from The Perfect Weapon (1991)

Today marks Legend of Action Jeff Speakman’s 59th Birthday so I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of my favourite fight scenes from The Perfect Weapon. In this scene Jeff Sanders (Speakman) wanders into a doj...
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Classic Action Scene: Face/Off (1997) Speedboat Chase

If ever there’s proof that John Woo is one of the best action directors in the business, it’s this scene; this speedboat chase is in my top 10 action scenes of all time. It has amazing stunt work and the shot of the...
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Classic Action Scene: Club Shootout from Collateral

About the film: Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds him...
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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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“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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Classic Action Scene: JCVD Street Fights in Hard Target

Hard Target remains one of my very favourite Jean-Claude Van Damme movies; it’s essentially a 2 hour Levi’s commercial except with a huge bodycount. In this classic scene Natasha played by Yancy Butler is getting mu...
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