Nightstick (film)

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(aka Calhoun)
Nightstick 1987.jpg
Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
Produced by Martin Walters
Written by James J. Docherty
Starring Bruce Fairbairn
Kerrie Keane
Leslie Nielsen
Robert Vaughn
John Vernon
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Cinematography Robert Fresco
Edited by
  • Daniel Radford
  • Richard Wells
  • Calfilm Productions Ltd.
  • Screenvest I
Distributed by
Release date
September 1987
Running time
95 minutes
  • Canada
  • United States
Language English

Nightstick is a 1987 Canadian-American made for television action film which had theatrical release and later released to video and to theaters outside the United States.[1] Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan, the film stars Bruce Fairbairn, Kerrie Keane, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Vaughn, and John Vernon.[2]

Under the working title of Cahoun, production began December 1986 shooting on locations in Toronto and New York.[3]


Jack Calhoun (Bruce Fairbairn) is a "renegade cop" assigned by his boss Thad Evans (Leslie Nielsen) to ward off a group of terrorists


  • Bruce Fairbairn as
  • Kerrie Keane as Robin Malone
  • Walker Boone as Roger Bantam
  • Tony De Santis as Jerry Bantam
  • David Mucci as Pat Bantam
  • Robert Vaughn as Ray Melton
  • Leslie Nielsen as Thad Evans
  • Eric Murphy as Thomas Grant
  • Philip Akin as Price
  • John Vernon as Adam Beardsly
  • Mark McManus as Banker #2
  • Chris Benson as Sam
  • Ron White as Sid Stanton
  • Glen Chin as Hop Sing
  • Tony Rosato as Tony
  • Jackie Richardson as Woman Singing
  • Roger Dunn as Sgt. Finn
  • François Klanfer as Dr. Case
  • Diana Reis as Gloris Grant
  • Sam Moses as Omar
  • George Hevenor as Banker #1
  • Patricia Moffatt as Banker #3
  • Nicholas Pasco as Charlie
  • Orest Ulan as FBI Agent Wilkins
  • Dave Arkell as FBI Agent Spradley
  • Howard Jerome as Mel Silverman
  • Michael A. Miranda as Ismael
  • Errol Slue as Floyd Edwards
  • Aloa El Sayed as Young Arab
  • Corinne Conley as Lynette Beardsly
  • Reg Dreger as Alley Cop
  • John Gardiner as Police Commissioner
  • Phillip Jarrett]as Airport Cop #1
  • Ralph Small as Airport Cop #2
  • Catherine Gallant as Nurse Maria
  • Alan Fawcett as Dr. Fred
  • Angelo Rizacos as Jimmy Reilly



  1. ^ Nash, Jay Robert; Nash, Stanley Ralph (1988). The Motion Picture Guide ... Annual. CineBooks. p. 204. 
  2. ^ Nash, Jay Robert (1 April 1997). The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual: The Films of 1987. Cinebooks. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-933997-16-5. 
  3. ^ Pecchia, David (31 December 1986). "The Movie Chart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

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