Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sam Firstenberg|
|Written by||James Booth|
|Music by||George S. Clinton|
|Edited by||Michael J. Duthie|
|Box office||$4.7 million|
Avenging Force is a 1986 film directed by Sam Firstenberg. The screenplay was written by James Booth, who co-starred in the film. It is a sequel to the 1985 film Invasion U.S.A., which starred Chuck Norris in the role of Matt Hunter.
A retired secret service agent, Captain Matt Hunter (Dudikoff), takes on a sinister right-wing political organization called the Pentangle. He comes to the aid of his best friend Larry Richards (James), an African-American politician who has become a target for the Pentangle's henchmen. Impressed by Hunter's martial arts skills, the Pentangle leaders try to persuade him to join their cause and kidnap his sister Sarah (Gereighty) to make sure he cooperates. Hunter takes on the Pentangle one man at a time. The film concludes with the possibility of a sequel.
|Michael Dudikoff||Capt. Matt Hunter|
|Steve James||Larry Richards|
|James Booth||Admiral Brown|
|Bill Wallace||Wade Delaney|
|John P. Ryan||Prof. Elliott Glastenbury|
|Karl Johnson||Cmdr. Jeb Wallace|
|Marc Alaimo||Charlie Lavall|
|Allison Gereighty||Sarah Hunter|
The film has been released on DVD in the UK and was released in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray on 12-9 2014 by kino lorber.
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- "Avenging Force [VHS]: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth, William Wallace, John P. Ryan, Karl Johnson, Marc Alaimo, Allison Gereighty, Loren Farmer, Rick Boyle, Sylvia Joseph, Robert Taylor, Gideon Porath, Sam Firstenberg, Michael J. Duthie, Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus: Video". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-10-13.