MOVIE – “Death Before Dishonor” (1987)
DIRECTOR – Terry Leonard
WRITER – John Gatliff
SIX DEGREES OF CAST & CREW
- Actor Sasha Mitchell took over for Jean-Claude Van Damme in the sequels to 1989′s “Kickboxer”. 1991′s “Kickboxer 2: The Road Back” has Mitchell starring alongside Heather McComb, who can also be seen in 1992′s “Stay Tuned”. This underrated comedy includes actress Kristen Cloke, also seen in 2000′s “Final Destination”. Writer Jeffrey Reddick’s ideas carried into “Final Destination 2″ (2003), which was directed by David R. Ellis. Mr. Ellis also had the honour of directing 2006′s “Snakes On A Plane”, starring Samuel L. Jackson, who can also be seen in “Jurassic Park” (1993) alongside Sam Neill. Both Neill and Billy Zane are in 1989′s “Dead Calm”. A year later, Zane would be in “Megaville” (1990) with Grace Zabriskie. She did a couple episodes of “NYPD Blue”, a series which features an episode with… Sasha Mitchell!
- Grace Zabriskie is notable for playing Mrs. Ross, almost-mother-in-law to George Costanza on “Seinfeld”. Meanwhile, one of the villains in “Death Before Dishonor” is played by Chaim Girafi, who on “Seinfeld” played the Jiffy Park/Dump Guy!
- This film is directed by Terry Leonard, aka Terry J. Leonard, stunt coordinator for 1982′s “Class of 1984″. One actor in that film is David Gardner, who can be seen in “Detroit Rock City” (1999), directed by Adam Rifkin. Mr. Rifkin has uncredited duties for special effects makeup on 1993′s “Hot Shots! Part Deux”, which features actor Mitch Ryan, also seen in 1987′s “Lethal Weapon” alongside Grand L. Bush, who did an episode of “JAG” in 2002. Who else did an episode of that show the same year? SASHA MITCHELL.
- For some reason this film has a “body building coach”, but at least it’s a notable one: Former Mr. Olympia, Franco Columbu, who played a Terminator in the future sequences of 1984′s “The Terminator”, which also featured “Death Before Dishonor” actor Paul Winfield!