Director: Craig R Baxley
Well, 13-year-old-me that wanted to see this, we did it. We finally got around to watching Action Jackson (1988). And what a strange, strange movie this is.
There are moments where you think "this movie had a $5 budget" and then you think "well, there are lots of explosions and stuff." But you also know the star here was Carl Weathers, who is charismatic and cool, but he hadn't carried a ton of stuff or big action movies. The director is the stunt coordinator from Predator, and the film includes not just Weathers but Bill Duke as the cranky captain calling Jackson into his office and a brief appearance by Sonny Landham (Billy in Predator).
But that's not all! Craig T. Nelson plays the Mr. Big corporate villain, a fresh-faced Sharon Stone is his dumb-as-a-bag-of-rocks wife, Vanity is our deeply complicated love interest/ MacGuffin, Tom Wilson (Biff from BTTF) is a cop, Robert Davi gets five minutes. But most remarkable, it's just full of "that guy!" character actors in almost every scene.