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Rated R
Copyright 1990 AIP
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • John Tucker - David Carradine! Tough cop with a robotic glove, upholds the law without question, but he has a tendency to punch opponents in the crotch.
  • Marion - Female reporter who is about to blow the lid off corruption within the C.O.P.S. organization.
  • Billy - John's computer whiz friend, confined to a wheelchair (Of course.) by an unfortunate accident. Bullets are equal opportunity, he dies.
  • Roxanne - Girl with painted on jeans who is sweet on Tucker, she freaks me out. Largely on account she looks like the mutant woman in "Total Recall" without using makeup. Becker slits her throat.
  • Mr. Grimes - Priest and gang lord, crack shot with a LAW too.
  • Alicia - Marion's boss and friend, cut up by Becker.
  • Becker - Big guy who is Adams' main enforcer. Quite deadly with his butterfly knife, but no match for Tucker.
  • Mr. Adams - Owner of the C.O.P.S. organization, should have stayed behind his desk.

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The Plot: 

In the future David Carradine is a tough guy on a tough beat, he's the best of America's bounty hunters. What sets him apart from all the others? First off, the man is indestructible, his enemies empty shotguns several times over at point blank range and nothing happens. Helicopters with snipers firing assault rifles, thugs wielding 2X4s, nothing can stop him. Just when you think he's beat, the man pulls a flying, remote control, crotch smashing, robotic glove of death out of his ass. Complimenting all this brawn is Billy's brain, poor Billy could have used a little of the first trait, when things go bad he eats quite a serving of lead. Tucker's a good C.O.P. you must understand, he doesn't care about payoffs, just getting the job done right. Mr. Adams doesn't like straight cops (Oh, you know what I mean.), he needs to shut Alicia up before her video tape exposes everything. Tucker finds her first and won't just give the woman up. With an entire city of hired killers after them it's time to hide, John must have taken hiding lessons from an Ostrich by the way. (The cartoon version.) Oh well, the plot and effects are good for laughs, but some of the dead sections drag painfully.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Robotic gloves can enable an otherwise normal man to hold a car still while it's spinning tire.
  • Priests run street gangs.
  • The most interesting thing in a strip club is the evening news.
  • Tough guys all drive 4X4s.
  • A single smoke grenade will obscure one mile of road.
  • Shotguns have no recoil.
  • Hiding out in your very recognizable SUV on a deserted street doesn't work.
  • Jeeps are bulletproof.
  • The main bad guys take forever to kill, it's like playing Double Dragon...

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Guilty until proven innocent with a right to die? Did Ross Perot win an election?
  • 13 mins - Ouch! (Mashed in a car crusher.)
  • 26 mins - What a secure password...
  • 37 mins - Shooting a twelve gauge like that is going to give you a black eye.
  • 51 mins - Wow! What is this rated again?
  • 52 mins - He could not see her crouched down in the front seat?
  • 57 mins - Lady, everybody has been shooting at you...
  • 63 mins - Oh, like you are not used to waking up alone after going to bed with a guy.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note futureforce1.wav Narrator: "In the year 1991 crime in America was out of control."
Green Music Note futureforce2.wav Tucker: "My name is John Tucker, C.O.P.S. You've committed a crime and been found guilty, you have the right to die."
Green Music Note futureforce3.wav C.O.P.S. Guy: "Man I don't believe it. We got him; we got the one and only John Tucker!"
Green Music Note futureforce4.wav Becker: "They told me you were the best. Hell, I've killed women tougher than you."

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Future Force
Reply #1. Posted on October 18, 1999, 08:56:33 AM by Warren H.
Only two slimes?  This is classic David Carradine at his best.  Granted, its been awhile since I've seen this movie, but I remember it as being laugh-yourself-unconscious funny.  Loved the crotch punching robot glove.
Future Force
Reply #2. Posted on October 21, 1999, 09:04:58 AM by Gilgamesh
Fantastic baaad,lot of action,great actors,a villain,Adams,evil better than Bob De Niro in "Untouchables",David Carradine,his plastic-cable arm...THE BEST!
Future Force
Reply #3. Posted on June 07, 2002, 03:22:57 PM by Grillbritt
A must see!
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Reply #4. Posted on May 30, 2001, 08:32:52 PM by Jonas W och Per H
Anyone know where we can buy Future Zone, the follow up to Future Force (one of the grandest movies ever made by man).
Future Force
Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by steve
i have not had the pleasure of watching this movie yet, i peed my pants watching the clips on the review page.  can someone tell me how two men with shotguns fire AT LEAST 15 rounds at Kain, i mean Carridine, and NEVER HIT THE GLASS ON THE JEEP?!!!?????
screw the robot glove, i want the invulnerable jeep cherokee.
Future Force
Reply #6. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Doug
What was this based on? C.O.P.S., the animated series? 'Fighting crime in a future time!' Everyone had robotic parts there too.
Future Force
Reply #7. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by The Necrofile-Crocodile
A good movie, I think. William Zipp's "bulls eye" execution is worth watching.
Future Force
Reply #8. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by ZoneLeader
This movie is great fun to watch.  Carradine is always wonderful in these kind of parts, guff, tuff, and ten kinds of cool.

I kind of hated the sidekick death though - a downer for an otherwise enjoyable popcorn flick.
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