Logan's War: Bound by Honor
Logan's War: Bound by Honor is a 1998 American made-for-television action film directed by Michael Preece. It was written by Walter Klenhard, based on a story he wrote with Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron. Chuck Norris also starred in the film, with Eddie Cibrian and Joe Spano.
|Logan's War: Bound by Honor|
|Written by||Walter Klenhard|
|Story by||Chuck Norris|
|Directed by||Michael Preece|
|Music by||Christopher L. Stone|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Chuck Norris|
|Producer(s)||Garry A. Brown|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Norris Brothers Entertainment|
|Original release||November 1, 1998|
In 1983, when Logan Fallon was ten years old, he witnessed the murders of his parents, younger sister and five police officers by Mafia thugs. Logan was raised by his Uncle Jake, a New Mexico rancher and former Army Ranger. Under the guidance of Jake and Jake's father-in-law Ben, Logan grew from a boy into a man. He also discovered that he had been blessed with "proximity sense", the ability to perceive danger before it happens. With Jake at his side, Logan hones this gift and turns himself into a lethal fighting machine with the survival and martial arts skills to take on the toughest in the world. He joins the U.S. Army (in approximately 1991 based on the 2 service stripes seen on his uniform sleeve in 1998), and becomes a Ranger like his uncle. As a Staff Sergeant, he singlehandedly rescues a downed U.S. Air Force Captain in Guatemala. His actions earn him the Distinguished Service Cross, an award his uncle also once received. He returns to his uncle's ranch and shares his plans to leave the Army with Jake. Now in the perfect position to avenge the murder of his family, he must choose whether to play by the rules of the law or to live by his own. He returns to Chicago and visits his family's graves and remembers that fateful night when his loved ones were murdered. He pays a visit to his father's executor and learns that over the past 15 years, his father's friend has invested wisely and he is now a very wealthy man. Using the name Jimmy Testa, Logan infiltrates the gang responsible for his family's death and begins working for Sal Mercado in order to work his way up to the head of the Mafia family. Meanwhile, the FBI agent that worked the Fallon murder case, John Downing, reviews the old files after Logan mysteriously calls him. Logan tips off Special Agent Downing that he's been contracted to kill a judge and they arrange for the judge's death to be faked. Believing that Logan has carried out his orders, Jimmy is to be a made man. But at his ceremony, Logan informs all gathered that he is there to finish what he started 15 years prior. Jake arrives to help Logan out of a jam and together they take down the crime family.
- Eddie Cibrian as Logan Fallon
- Chuck Norris as Jake Fallon
- Joe Spano as Special Agent John Downing
- Jeff Kober as Sal Mercado
- R. D. Call as Albert Talgorno
- Brendon Ryan Barrett as Logan Fallon (age 10)
- James Gammon as Ben
- Vinnie Curto as Johnny
- Devon Michael as Jesse Ridgeway
- Greg Kean as Hitman
- Matthew Tompkins as Nicholas Fallon
Chuck Norris is credited as stars and with Aaron Norris (Chuck's brother) are executive producer. Furthermore, the story is attributed to the Norris brothers and Walter Klenhard. Klenhard is also credited for the screenplay, with Bob Gookin. Eric Norris is stated to be second unit director. Also starring in the film is Eddie Cibrian. Notable members of the cast are Joe Spano, Jeff Kober R. D. Call, Brendon Ryan Barrett, James Gammon, Vinnie Curto, and Greg Kean.
At the Lone Star Film & Television Award, director Michael Preece won Best TV Director.
Brendon Ryan Barrett was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or Series - Leading Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards.
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