U.S. label Shout Factory has revealed details and artwork for its upcoming Blu-Ray release of director James Glickenhaus’ action thriller Shakedown (1988), starring Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks, Jude Ciccolella, and Thomas G. Waites. The release, which will be part of the Shout Select line, will be available for purchase on January 23.
Synopsis: A burned-out legal aid attorney (Peter Weller, RoboCop) reluctantly teams up with a renegade police detective (Sam Elliott, Tombstone) to find the truth behind the fatal shooting of an undercover cop by a notorious drug dealer.
Targeted by a syndicate of corrupt cops and drug lords, the duo blast their way through the underbelly of New York in their unrelenting search for the shocking truth behind the crime. Filmed on the streets of Manhattan, Shakedown features some of the most incredible stunt work and chase sequences ever shot, including a death-defying fight scene atop Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster. Delivering non-stop thrills from start to finish, Shakedown is one the most entertaining high-speed cop films ever made and among the best from action genre vet James Glickenhaus (The Soldier, The Exterminator).
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