Excessive Force ★½ 1993 (R)
Routine actioner lives up to its title by offering lots of violence, but little else. Gang leader Young seeks revenge on the cops who he believes ruined a $3 million drug deal. Loner cop Griffith is the only one to survive the grudge killings and goes after Young himself. Talented cast underachieves. Limited theatrical release sent this one almost straight to video. 87m/C VHS, DVD . Thomas Ian Griffith, Lance Henriksen, James Earl Jones, Charlotte Lewis, Tony Todd, Burt Young, W. Earl Brown; D: Jon Hess; W: Thomas Ian Griffith; C: Donald M. Morgan; M: Charles Bernstein.