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Action Film is a film production company.

  • nomination:
    • nominated to German Film Award for Best Documentary - Short - "Kennzeichen Luftballon", with Peter Pewas
    • German Film Award for Best Documentary - Short - "Kennzeichen Luftballon", with Peter Pewas


Action Film is a film genre in which one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which generally concludes in victory for the hero.

  • also known as Action movie, Action

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Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses (2002)

by George A. Katchmer

¡925: *Head Winds, an action film with House Peters.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series (2000)

by Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong

However, as an upscale action film, Universal Soldier satisfied audiences and earned respectable reviews. Surprisingly, a sequel did not appear until ¡998 when the Showtime cable network aired Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

I6 ° ACTION FILM ACTION FILM. Though a great deal of action is common in American film as a whole, there is an identifiable genre of American film that depends primarily on spectacular action sequences to achieve its effects. Such films ...

Google previewAmerican Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia (2003)

by Bret Carroll

The cop action film became a dominant genre in the 1980s and 1990s as a result of this concern. In response to the growing opportunities for African Americans and the apparent loss of white dominance, the biracial buddy/cop film negated ...

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Eventually, in '84, we made a film for a little over a million dollars - with American actors that was shot in English - that was shown in Finland A little action film called Born American. (Renny Harlin)
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