ACTION U.S.A. (1989)
PHANTOM OF THE MALL) and McKinnon (William Hubbard Knight). Their boss, Conover (William Smith), orders them to keep her safe while he builds a case on Frankie Navarro (Cameron Mitchell), the mobster behind all of this mayhem who is looking for a stash of diamonds. Seems like a pretty routine job for our Fed boys, except that Navarro has hired hitman Drago (Ross Hagen), who has the unfortunate and uncanny ability to show up wherever our heroic trio ends up.
Is that your raised motorblock
or are you just happy to see me?
|"Yep, they're real."|
Just a year later saw the release of Stewart’s second action film with the direct-to-video CARTEL (his third film as a director after co-directing CLICK: THE CALENDAR GIRL KILLER  with his ACTION star Ross Hagen).
ATOR fame) touching down in California with what he believes to be a cargo of medical supplies for delivery. The Federal agents who greet him, however, have bad news as he was carrying boxes full of cocaine. Also at the airport are the men of Tony King (Don Stroud), the head honcho in this drug ring who wants to make sure he gets his shipment. While Taylor is being arrested, King’s men roll up guns-a-blazin’ to procure their product. Naturally, just like ACTION U.S.A., this erupts into a huge action scene where Taylor takes off in a plane with goons hanging on both sides and King puts the pedal to the metal in his Lamborghini as the cops give chase. The events end poorly for the good and the bad as Taylor is arrested (“Whoa! What are you doing, man?”) and King and his car are launched 100 feet into the air in a huge fireball before he crashes and is then arrested.
Frankie Sweatpants always wondered why
the other assassins never took him seriously:
|Stroud in one of his quieter moments|
Nancy's modeling career was really taking off!