- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 25, 1999
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - French
- Interactive Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/17/1988
"...ACTION JACKSON certainly lives up to its title....Weathers is up to the task of filling the screen as a larger-than-life force to be reckoned with..."
An auto tycoon wants to become a political kingmaker and only a Harvard law graduate turned police officer by the name of Jackson stands in his way. With the help of a nightclub singer, Jackson starts a one-man crusade to stop the tycoon's destructive course.
A Detroit cop goes up against an evil car company owner. The businessman has been killing auto union representatives and replacing them with his own men, but Action Jackson is watching and stalking his every move. When the executive tries to frame Jackson for murder, he trips up and the cop finally catches him. Jackson is helped by a Motown singer who first sides with the auto man, but then switches her alligence, and affections, to the cop.
- Partially shot on location in Denver, Colorado and Detroit, Michigan.
- Directorial debut for Craig R. Baxley.