Dead Bang
Dead Bang (1989)

A police detective (Don Johnson), whose job is the only thing he has left in his life, must investigate the murder of a fellow officer. He follows the trail and is shocked to find a white-supremacist conspiracy in the process.

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 1989
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
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It's clear immediately that Dead Bang, written by Robert Foster and directed by John Frankenheimer, isn't looking to reinvent the wheel in terms of its narrative...

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Frank Ochieng

An excitable but mawkish misfire by action-oriented filmmaker Frankenheimer. A vehicle designed to capitalize on Johnson's roguish appeal simply results in a dead bang.

Dennis Schwartz
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A film that maybe could only be more absurd if Woody Allen played the Don Johnson role.

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Caffeinated Clint

the lowest point in John Frankenheimer's career

Chuck O'Leary

John Frankenheimer was unhappy with the way the studio cut this one, but it remains a competent, watchable action-thriller. Most memorable for a scene where Don Johnson's hungover cop pukes on a suspect.

Scott Weinberg

Entirely standard cop fare. And Don Johson is the cop.

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Aj V
I saw this a long time ago, and barely remember it. All I can remember is thinking how dull and boring it was at the time.
Anthony Valletta
Underrated Frankenheimer flick.