Action Jackson Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveWhen Carl Weathers was younger, he played professional American football for the Oakland Raiders. This was Weathers' first starring role in a movie.
Thanks to James FroelichCarl Weathers did a television series called Street Justice a few years after Action Jackson, where he played a police detective, Adam Beaudreaux.
Thanks to RonOut of all the collectable metal lunch boxes the Action Jackson is one of the most sought after and expensive at $750.00 plus!
Thanks to evilashVanity has since left Hollywood behind her. She is now a born again Christian, artist, and preacher.
Thanks to Nick SpringsteenA few years later Carl Weathers made a similar action film in Australia with a similar character to Action Jackson called Hurricane Smith
Thanks to MarkOne of the henchman in the film, is played by David Glenn Eisley. He's the one with the long blonde hair. He was the lead singer of the band Giuffria. They had a hit in 1984 with the song "Call to the Heart".
Thanks to lukeThree cast members from "Die Hard" appear in this movie as well as 3 cast members from "Predator". Both of which were also produced by Joel Silver.
Editor NickDirector Craig R. Baxley's name can be seen several times at the end of each episode of cult 80s TV series "The A Team", on which he was Stunt Coordinator and Second Unit Director.
Later, he would test his directing chops directing an episode of that TV series, but surely he must hold the record for coordinating the most flipped/barrel-roll vehicle stunts ever..?
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Action Jackson".
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1988 Warner Bros.
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