Twenty three years ago on this very day, I saw what I thought at the time to be the grittiest and most violent action film ever made. I also thought it to be the first of its kind in terms of tone and style. Age, maturity and a growing knowledge of film would eventually prove me wrong. However, I still hold a special place in my heart for that film. While it might not be as monumental as it first appeared to me at the tender age of eleven, it is a solid example of 80’s action.