Best Action Movies of 1977


Star Wars

8.6/10 IMDB

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Phil Brown ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1977-05-25

The Spy Who Loved Me

7.0/10 IMDB

Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the case.

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Michael Billington ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1977-07-07

Cross of Iron

7.4/10 IMDB

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Löwitsch, Vadim Glowna, Roger Fritz, Dieter Schidor, Burkhard Driest, Fred Stillkrauth ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1977-01-29

Smokey and the Bandit

7.0/10 IMDB

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Mike Henry, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Linda McClure, Susan McIver, Laura Lizer Sommers ..
Directed by: Hal Needham
Release date: 1977-05-26

Capricorn One

6.8/10 IMDB

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of NASA administrators turn the first Mars mission into a phony Mars landing. Under threat of harm to their families the astronauts play their part in the deception on a staged set in a deserted military base. But once the real ship returns to Earth and burns up on re-entry, the astronauts become liabilities. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter, they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston, O.J. Simpson, Hal Holbrook, Karen Black, Telly Savalas, David Huddleston, David Doyle ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1977-12-10

The Gauntlet

6.4/10 IMDB

Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness from Las Vegas. The witness turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties—and incriminating information regarding a high-ranking figure.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, Michael Cavanaugh, Carole Cook, Mara Corday, Doug McGrath, Jeff Morris ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1977-12-21

Rolling Thunder

6.9/10 IMDB

A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden, Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Lisa Blake Richards, Luke Askew, Paul A. Partain, Lawrason Driscoll, James Victor ..
Directed by: John Flynn
Release date: 1977-10-14

Black Sunday

6.8/10 IMDB

An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a Black September PLO plot to commit a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Steven Keats, Bekim Fehmiu, Michael V. Gazzo, William Daniels, Walter Gotell, Pat Summerall ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1977-03-11

Airport '77

5.8/10 IMDB

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, James Stewart, George Kennedy, Darren McGavin, Christopher Lee, Robert Foxworth ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1977-03-11

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

6.3/10 IMDB

Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. Sinbad, his crew, the Princess and the transformed Prince travel to a distant land, fighting every obstacle Zenobia places in their path, to seek the advice of a legendary wise man who can possibly tell how to end the spell.

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Kurt Christian, Nadim Sawalha, Damien Thomas, Bruno Barnabe, Bernard Kay ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker
Release date: 1977-07-15


6.3/10 IMDB

A young terrorist kills and injures patrons of a Norfolk amusement park by placing homemade explosives on the track of one of its roller coasters. After staging a similar incident in Pittsburgh, he sends a tape to a meeting of major amusement park executives in Chicago, demanding $1 million to make him stop.

Starring: George Segal, Richard Widmark, Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Helen Hunt, Dorothy Tristan, Harry Davis, Stephen Pearlman, G.F. Rowe ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1977-06-10

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

5.6/10 IMDB

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.

Starring: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin, Roy Kinnear, Bernard Fox, Eric Braeden, Xavier Saint-Macary, François Lalande, Alan Caillou ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1977-06-24


6.8/10 IMDB

When one of Regan's snouts complains that his girlfriend's recent suicide was murder, the flying squad detective feels compelled to investigate. He uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the heart of the government, and finds himself fitted up, suspended and under the scrutiny of Special Branch.

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster, Ian Bannen, Colin Welland, Diane Keen, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Glover, Michael Coles, Joe Melia ..
Directed by: David Wickes
Release date: 1977-01-14

The Incredible Hulk

7.0/10 IMDB

An accidental overdose of gamma radiation causes a mutation in scientist David Banner's DNA: now whenever he becomes angry, he metamorphoses into a seven-foot-tall, 330-pound, mindless muscular green creature.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Susan Sullivan, Jack Colvin, Susan Batson, Mario Gallo, Eric Server, Charles Siebert, Terence Locke, June Whitley Taylor ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1977-11-04


6.5/10 IMDB

Nicolai Dalchimski, a mad KGB agent steals a notebook full of names of "sleeping" undercover KGB agents sent to the U.S. in the 1950's. These agents got their assignments under hypnosis, so they can't remember their missions until they're told a line of a Robert Frost poem. Dalchimski flees to the U.S. and starts phoning these agents who perform sabotage acts against military targets.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly, Alan Badel, Patrick Magee, Sheree North, Roy Jenson, John Mitchum, Jacqueline Scott ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1977-12-16

Greased Lightning

6.3/10 IMDB

This film is based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first Black NASCAR race winner and, later, a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, Pam Grier, Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Bill Cobbs, Noble Willingham, Richie Havens, Earl Hindman, Julian Bond ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1977-07-01

March or Die

6.3/10 IMDB

Just after World War I, Major Foster is incorporating new recruits into his French Foreign Legion platoon when he is sent to his former remote outpost located in the French Morocco to protect an archaeological excavation from El Krim, a Rifian leader who intends to unite all local tribes to fight the colonial government…

Starring: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Ian Holm, Jack O'Halloran, Max von Sydow, Rufus, Marcel Bozzuffi, André Penvern, Paul Sherman ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1977-09-08

Sleeping Dogs

6.3/10 IMDB

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.

Starring: Sam Neill, Warren Oates, Ian Mune, Ian Watkin, William Johnson, Davina Whitehouse, Nevan Rowe, Clyde Scott, Donna Akersten, Don Selwyn ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1977-10-06

The White Buffalo

6.1/10 IMDB

In this strange western version of Moby Dick, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Crazy Horse to pursue the creature.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak, Clint Walker, Stuart Whitman, Slim Pickens, John Carradine, Cara Williams, Shay Duffin ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1977-05-01

Petey Wheatstraw

6.1/10 IMDB

Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is a candidate to become the devil's son-in-law. The storyline is a scaffolding on which Rudy Ray Moore's standup humor can be unfolded. Beginning life as the afterbirth to a watermelon, the young Wheatstraw becomes a martial artist, but is unable to best the evil comedy team of Leroy and Skillet, who also indulge in wholesale murder. Satan restores the comedians' victims to life, and charges Petey with the task of marrying his clock-stoppingly ugly daughter to give him a grandchild. When Petey attempts to default on the deal, he is pursued by the devil's henchmen.

Starring: Rudy Ray Moore, Sy Richardson, Jimmy Lynch, Leroy Daniels, Ernest Mayhand, Ebony Wright, Steve Gallon, G. Tito Shaw, Ted Clemmons, Marvin Jones ..
Directed by: Cliff Roquemore
Release date: 1977-11-01

The Last Remake of Beau Geste

6.0/10 IMDB

Digby Geste joins his brother, Beau, in the Foreign Legion following the theft of a priceless family heirloom.

Starring: Ann-Margret, Marty Feldman, Michael York, Peter Ustinov, James Earl Jones, Trevor Howard, Henry Gibson, Terry-Thomas, Roy Kinnear, Spike Milligan ..
Directed by: Marty Feldman
Release date: 1977-06-15
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Final Chapter: Walking Tall

Final Chapter: Walking Tall

5.7/10 IMDB

This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days; not only of his life, but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing, and the once adoring people of Pusser's town now fear him and feel like it's time to make a change. There are also some officials who feel the same way and are using every means to get rid of Pusser.

Starring: Bo Svenson, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn, Simpson Hemphill, Sandy McPeak, Logan Ramsey, Clay Tanner, Bruce Glover ..
Directed by: Jack Starrett
Release date: 1977-08-31

Damnation Alley

5.2/10 IMDB

Following World War III, four survivors at an desert military installation attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland of America to Albany, where they hope more survivors are living, using a specially built vehicles to protect themselves against the freakish weather, mutated plant and animal life, and other dangers encountered along the way.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield, Jackie Earle Haley, Kip Niven, Robert Donner, Seamon Glass, Trent Dolan, Mark L. Taylor ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1977-09-10

Mr. Billion

5.4/10 IMDB

A fortuneless auto mechanic inherits a billion dollar financial empire when his uncle dies. However, there is one stipulation. In order to claim his fortune he must arrive in San Francisco within twenty days, and along the way there are a number of people who want to "share" his wealth.

Starring: Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Gleason, Slim Pickens, William Redfield, Chill Wills, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Earl Boen, R. G. Armstrong ..
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Release date: 1977-03-03
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Apaches


7.2/10 IMDB

On an English farm, six reckless children play at being a fierce band of Apache warriors, unaware of the many dangers to which they are exposed. (Public information short film produced on behalf of the British Government to warn children living in rural areas about the risks of playing near farm machinery.)

Starring: Louise O'Hara, Robbie Oubridge, Ian Scrace, Sharon Smart, Fion Smith, Wayne Tapsfield ..
Directed by: John Mackenzie
Release date: 1977-02-01

Grand Theft Auto

5.4/10 IMDB

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.

Starring: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Rance Howard, Paul Linke, Marion Ross, Don Steele, Peter Isacksen, Clint Howard ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1977-06-16

The Finishing Line

7.4/10 IMDB

When a schoolboy's day-dream of a fantasy sports day includes events where acts of vandalism and trespass are required, dire consequences ensue. Originally created as an educational film, this somewhat surrealist short has a serious message at its core. This won't be a lesson you'll forget in a hurry.

Starring: Antony Carrick, Kevin Flood, Don Henderson, Yolande Palfrey, Jeremy Wilkin, Peter Hill, David Howe, David Millett ..
Directed by: John Krish
Release date: 1977-01-29

The Return of the Incredible Hulk

7.0/10 IMDB

On the run and presumed dead by the authorities, David Banner, using the name 'Benton', continues in his efforts to find a cure. He accidentally finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill a young, crippled girl so her unscrupulous relatives can inherit the family fortune.

Starring: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Laurie Prange, Dorothy Tristan, John McLiam, William Daniels, Gerald McRaney, Mills Watson, Ted Cassidy ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1977-11-27
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Backroads


6.5/10 IMDB

Two strangers - one white, one black - steal a car in western NSW and head for the coast. Jack is abrasive, cunning and disparaging about Aborigines. Gary doesn’t really care – he just wants to escape. En route, they pick up Gary’s Uncle Joe, a French hitchhiker and a young woman who’s running away. Their petty crimes escalate as they go, heading towards disaster.

Starring: Bill Hunter, Gary Foley, Zac Martin, Terry Camilleri, Julie McGregor, Essie Coffey, Allan Penney ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1977-06-27
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

Mayday at 40,000 Feet!

5.5/10 IMDB

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne after a marshal onboard, transporting a murderer to prison, has a heart attack and the killer uses his gun to shoot the captain and blow out the hydraulics.

Starring: David Janssen, Don Meredith, Christopher George, Ray Milland, Lynda Day George, Margaret Blye, Marjoe Gortner, Broderick Crawford, Shani Wallis, Jane Powell ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1977-04-29

The Farmer

6.2/10 IMDB

Decorated soldier Kyle Martin returns home after WW2 to discover his family farm is in foreclosure. With only a silver star to his name, Kyle is in dire straits until gambler Johnny O' offers to give him money in exchange for killing a gangster.

Starring: Gary Conway, Michael Dante, Dave Graig, Stratton Leopold, Ray McIver, George Memmoli, Gary Conway, Angel Tompkins, Timothy Scott, Jack Waltzer ..
Directed by: David Berlatsky
Release date: 1977-03-08

Breaker! Breaker!

4.2/10 IMDB

Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Starring: George Murdock, Chuck Norris, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry, John Di Fusco, Ron Cedillos, Michael Augenstein, Jack Nance, Miranda Garrison, Dee Cooper ..
Directed by: Don Hulette
Release date: 1977-04-01


5.2/10 IMDB

The sheer terror and unearthly beauty of a raging forest fire is breathlessly captured in this compelling Irwin Allen production boasting a big-name cast and enough blazing special effects to turn night into day. Involved are a lumber mill owner (Ernest Borgnine), the widowed operator of a forest lodge (Vera Miles), a teacher on a class outing (Donna Mills), a country doctor (Lloyd Nolan), a couple (Patty Duke Astin and Alex Cord) whose shaky marriage is healed when battling the blaze brings out their better natures, and escaping convicts (Neville Brand and Erik Estrada) who use the conflagration to cover their tracks. Like Allen’s crowd-pleasers The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, Fire sizzles with suspense and excitement. Turn up the heat!

Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, Ty Hardin, Gene Evans, Michelle Stacy ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1977-05-08

Bare Knuckles

5.4/10 IMDB

A bounty hunter in Los Angeles sets out to track down and stop a masked serial killer who murders women by using kung-fu moves.

Starring: Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson, Michael Heit, Gloria Hendry, George Buck Flower, John Daniels, Karen Kondazian, Essex Smith, Richard Kennedy, Patrick Wright ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1977-09-08

Cop Killers

5.6/10 IMDB

Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

Starring: Thomas Burnes, Ted Ellison, Jim Ferguson, Michael D. White, Donna Stubbert, Bill Osco, Diane Keller, Judy Ross, Jason Williams, Neil Summers ..
Directed by: Walter R. Cichy
Release date: 1977-01-05
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Grayeagle


5.6/10 IMDB

A young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, aided by a friendly native...

Starring: Lana Wood, Iron Eyes Cody, Alex Cord, Ben Johnson, Jack Elam, Paul Fix, Cindy Butler ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1977-12-28

The Real Bruce Lee

4.6/10 IMDB

The Real Bruce Lee is a martial arts documentary. It begins with a brief biography of Bruce Lee, and shows scenes from four of his childhood films, Bad Boy, Orphan Sam, Kid Cheung, and The Carnival, each sepia-toned and dubbed to English. Next, there is a three-minute highlight reel of Lee imitator Bruce Li. Finally, there is a feature-length film starring Lee imitator Dragon Lee, which is obviously modeled after Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury.

Starring: Bruce Lee, Ho Tsung-Tao, Dragon Lee ..
Directed by: Jim Markovic, Kim Si Hyeon
Release date: 1977-01-13
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Mister Deathman

Mister Deathman

5.3/10 IMDB

Geoffrey Graves is a secret agent who comes ourt of retirement for a mission in South Africa. Stella Stevens stars as an enemy agent.

Starring: David Broadnax, Stella Stevens, Arthur Brauss, Lena Farugia, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Len Sparrowhawk, Larry Taylor, Ian Yule, Ronald France, Ken Gampu ..
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1977-01-01

Black Samurai

4.7/10 IMDB

When the daughter of the royal family is held hostage, an agent for "D.R.A.G.O.N." will stop at nothing to destroy the evil organisation which abducted her.

Starring: Jim Kelly, Bill Roy, Roberto Contreras, Marilyn Joi, Essie Lin Chia, Biff Yeager, Felix Silla, Regina Carrol, Aldo Ray ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1977-02-15

Moonshine County Express

5.8/10 IMDB

The three surviving daughters of a murdered moonshiner band together with a racecar driver to run high-test shine behind the corpulent backs of the local likker syndicate.

Starring: John Saxon, Claudia Jennings, Maureen McCormick, Susan Howard, William Conrad, Dub Taylor, Albert Salmi, Jeff Corey, Candice Rialson, Len Lesser ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1977-06-01

Bad Georgia Road

4.9/10 IMDB

New York City woman inherits a moonshine farm in the South.

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Carol Lynley, Royal Dano, Mary Woronov, Tom Kibbe, John Wheeler, Cliff Emmich, Glynn Rubin, Dick Haynes, John Kerry ..
Directed by: John C. Broderick
Release date: 1977-06-30
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Speedtrap


5.5/10 IMDB

After a wave of unsolved car thefts, an insurance company calls in a private investigator to solve the case. While the chief of police isn't thrilled about having an outsider come and show up his men, one of the officers is a former girlfriend who's more than willing to help him out in any way she can.

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Tyne Daly, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Loggia, Morgan Woodward, Timothy Carey, Lana Wood, James Griffith, Bimmy Bakewell ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1977-09-01


5.5/10 IMDB

Scott, John and Suzie quit their boring jobs and depart L.A. for Alaska to pursue their dream of their own salmon fishing business. They soon find that life in Alaska is more difficult than expected as they are forced to abandon their plans and make desperate choices just to survive.

Starring: Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith, Anne Lockhart, Tom Ligon, Diana Grayf, Diane O'Mack, Paul Fleming, Cliff Lenz, Robert Loper ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1977-08-17

Outlaw Blues

6.0/10 IMDB

An aspiring musician is released from prison to find that a song he had written while locked up has been stolen and made into a hit record by a country music superstar. When his confrontation with the star takes a violent turn the ex-con has to go back on the run, but he finds an unexpected ally in a shrewd background singer with a plan to turn the tables in his favor.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Susan Saint James, John Crawford, James T. Callahan, Michael Lerner, Steven Fromholz, Richard Lockmiller, Matt Clark, Jan Rita Cobler, Gene Rader ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1977-07-15
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Golden Rendezvous

Golden Rendezvous

5.5/10 IMDB

Action-packed suspense thriller finds innocuous-looking purser Carter (Harris) the unlikely hero when the floating casino on which he works is hijacked by a heavily armed group of mercenaries, led by John Vernon. Complicating matters, a nuclear warhead has been smuggled aboard as collateral for a rendezvous with another ocean liner, loaded with gold bullion. A cast full of supernovas, dazzling set & stunt work, and a catchy theme tune by Jeff Wayne create a pleasing audio-visual experience light on logic but fast paced and entertaining nonetheless.

Starring: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon, David Janssen, Burgess Meredith, Leigh Lawson, Robert Flemyng, Keith Baxter, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis
Release date: 1977-12-25
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Mr. Mean

Mr. Mean

5.2/10 IMDB

With Fred Williamson as director and star of Mr. Mean, is there any question as to the identity of the title character? Williamson plays a former Cosa Nostra henchman who seeks greener pastures. Hiring himself out as a hit man, he immediately lands a job. His mission: wipe out his old boss. Filmed in Italy, Mr. Mean certainly fulfills audience expectations

Starring: Fred Williamson, Lou Castel, Raimund Harmstorf, Crippy Yocard, Antonio Maimone, Rita Silva, Pat Brocato, David Mills, Stelio Candelli, Tawfiq Said ..
Directed by: Fred Williamson
Release date: 1977-12-01
Best Action Movies of 1977 : The Amsterdam Kill

The Amsterdam Kill

5.4/10 IMDB

Former DEA Agent Quinlan, removed from the force some years earlier for stealing confiscated drug money, is hired by Chung Wei, a leader in the Amsterdam drug cartel, who wants out of the business. Quinlan's job is to use Chung's information to tip DEA agents to drug busts, thereby destroying the cartel. But when the first two "tips" go awry, resulting in murdered DEA officers, the feds must decide whether to trust Quinlan further...

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Mars, Chan Sing, Lam Ching-Ying, Fung Hak-On, Leslie Nielsen, Richard Egan, Bradford Dillman ..
Directed by: Robert Clouse
Release date: 1977-12-26


5.3/10 IMDB

Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.

Starring: Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Cameron Mitchell, Teresa Wright, Leif Garrett, Eric Olson ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1977-06-05
Best Action Movies of 1977 : Foxbat


5.1/10 IMDB

In Hong Kong, a Chinese cook swallows a microfilm by accident and becomes a target.

Starring: Henry Silva, Vonetta McGee, Rik Van Nutter, Roy Chiao, James Yi Lui, Melvin Wong Gam-Sam, Wong Hung, Nick Lam Wai Kei, Philip Chan Yan-Kin ..
Directed by: Po-Chih Leong
Release date: 1977-12-15

Death Promise

5.0/10 IMDB

An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.

Starring: Charles Bonet, Speedy Leacock, Bill Louie, Thompson Kao Kang, Vincent Van Lynn, Thom Kendell, Abe Hendy, Bob O'Connell, Tony Liu, Monica Germaine ..
Directed by: Robert Warmflash
Release date: 1977-08-01

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