THE MAKING OF AVENGING FORCE Streaming Event Premieres on January 29th with Live Q&A Featuring Director Sam Firstenberg!

By: John M Jerva

Well if you’re like me and you grew up during the action boom of the 80’s then this world premiere event will be right up your alley. Legendary filmmmaker Sam Firstenberg is set to hold a live Q&A session on Sunday, January 31st following the debut of the feature length documentary The Making Of Avenging Force on January 29th!

Original Theatrical Poster for Avenging Force!

We all know that Avenging Force is the awesome 1986 Cannon Films action flick starring Michael Dudikoff as Matt Hunter, a former operative who comes out of retirement when his best friend and freedom are threatened by a radical group of extremists hell bent on taking over the government. The late, great Steve James co-starred with Dudikoff and the two took on the bad guys in explosive fisticuffs filled fashion. I was fortunate enough to see it on the big screen on premiere night all those many moons ago.

Check out the post that Mr. Firstenberg, himself, posted on my Action-Flix group page below for all the details!

A premier event for the feature-length documentary, “The Making of Avenging Force.”

This behind-the-scene look at the explosive ’80s action movie with Michael Dudikoff and Steve James will be followed by an exclusive Q&A session with me, director of Avenging Force, and the director of the documentary Kristian Smock.

Premiere streaming: FRI. 1/29/21 thru SUN. 1/31/21

Q&A with Sam Firstenberg: SUN. 1/31/21 @ 11:00 AM

Register here:

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The documentary was directed by Kristian Smock who will also be joining Firstenberg for the live Q&A following the live streaming premiere.

I’ve interviewed Mr. Firstenberg a few times for my site and I asked him about Avenging Force and the interesting history the film has as it was set up to be a sequel to Chuck Norris’ Invasion USA. Check out what he had to say below!

As I have mentioned before, it is correct that the project was developed for Chuck Norris and he rejected it but I was not aware of it until a few years later. All I know is that one day during the sound mixing of American Ninja, Menahem Golan presented me the script, that was entitled then Night Hunter and asked me to read it and let him know if in my opinion it would be good for Michael Dudikoff and Steve James to star in. The script blew me away and I thought it will be perfect for them so upon my recommendation, Cannon Films decided to make this movie and I was asked to direct it. Until today I have no idea way Chuck Norris rejected this wonderful script by James Both and declined to star in it.

In preparation for the event, check out the original theatrical trailer for the movie along with the promo for the event and get ready to take a stroll down memory lane with The DUDE himself Michael Dudikoff and director Sam Firstenberg!

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