Dead Bang

Dead Bang Information

Dead Bang is a 1989 action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Don Johnson. Johnson's character, based on real-life LAPD officer Jerry Beck, tracks the killer of a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy and uncovers a plot involving hate literature, white supremacist militias and arms trafficking. The cast also includes Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Tim Reid, Bob Balaban, and Michael Jeter. Filmed in Calgary, Alberta.


A police officer is shot down on Christmas Eve when he stumbles upon a robbery-homicide at a convenience store. A down-on-his-luck L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. homicide detective, Jerry Beck (Johnson), is assigned to the case. As with every case, he takes this one very emotionally, because "the job" is the last thing left in his life, and vows to get the perpetrator no matter what. The slain officer's widow further complicates the issue when she entices Beck into a one-night stand, in the hope that Beck will not only find but kill her husband's murderer. During the investigation Beck learns that the murder of a policeman was just the tip of the iceberg, as he finds the roots of the suspect are in a White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi group.

Of interest to trivia buffs-- "Jerome Beck" is listed in the film's closing credits as walk-on character Detective John, and also as the film's technical police advisor.

Cast and roles

  • Don Johnson - Jerry Beck
  • Penelope Ann Miller - Linda Kimble
  • William Forsythe - Arthur Kressler
  • Bob Balaban - Elliott Webley
  • Frank Military - Bobby Burns
  • Tate Donovan - John Burns
  • Antoni Stutz - Ray
  • Mickey Jones - Sleepy
  • Ron Campbell - Crossfield
  • William Traylor - Chief Elton Tremmel
  • Hy Anzell - Captain Waxman
  • Michael Jeter - Dr. Krantz
  • Tim Reid - Chief Dixon
  • James B. Douglas - Agent Gilroy
  • Brad Sullivan - Chief Hillard

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