To not arouse suspicion, they took several hulking special forces guys and dressed them up as women, complete with wigs, high heels and fake boobs. Retrieved on March 12, Judy was born in a Shanghai dog kennel in and presented to the British Royal Navy. She had completed 49 years of a sentence for the murder of a month-old girl whom she had been babysitting. What should reform look like?
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It takes three blasts to kill Jake, but Joe seem to relish every pull of the trigger. Made during summer hiatus in , this film must have come as a shock to fans of the series, especially Parker's death at the hands of McRaney who, at the time, wasn't really known for playing bad guys He showed us much later that he would excel at it, especially on HBO's Western series DEADWOOD. Even though Wilford Brimley gets top billing, he has very little to do here besides looking concerned and trying to atone for his sins in the end.
The script, by Dennis A. Pratt who also plays the role of Connie, one of Jake's men , concentrates on Gerald McRaney's and Jack Lucarelli's who's rather bland characters, making this a study in contrasts. The gauntlet in the apartment building that Jameson Parker and Lucarelli who are both the Producers on this have to shoot their way through, resulting in Parker's death at McRaney's hands, is expertly filmed and a nail-biter.
Director Gary Grillo this is his only movie directorial credit, although he did direct an episode of Parker's and McRaney's series and was Assistant Director on many films, such as BLOODY MAMA - keeps things moving at a brisk clip and films nearly every scene with an over-abundance of dusty atmosphere.
It makes you thirsty just watching it. It enjoyed this film, thanks to McRaney's badass performance and some well-staged gunfights.
Give it a try. A Lightning Video Release. I have one question that has been bothering me for years: Has Wilford Brimley ever been young and, if he was, did he come out of his mother's womb with that beard? It's apparent that Nancy has a traitor amongst her ranks, but she gets fired from her position because she was in charge of the operation. Now that Nick who for some reason is now called "Bolt" has all three cases, he still needs Nancy to open them because all the cases are rigged with bombs that will explode if not opened using the right code.
She gives up the codes rather easily, but it seems Nick really only has two of the cases and they are both the dummies. Can you guess who that will be? The version available on U. VHS is shorn of nearly twenty minutes and clocks-in at barely 72 minutes long.
Sadly, most of the missing footage seems to deal with Peter O'Brian's character, who is called "Bolt" throughout the film even though in the closing credits he's listed as "Nick Stewart". Besides the opening scene, where O'Brian is torturing a man with a machete and a hand-powered drill a huge chunk of this sequence seems to be missing, as it opens on a jarring note , we don't see much of him until the finale, which severely minimalizes his bad guy status One funny bit of dialogue has Rothrock mockingly calling him "Rambo".
There are plenty of chases, stunts, bloody bullet squib deaths including the little girl and Ms. Rothrock's high-kicking abilities, but by editing out much of the exposition scenes, this version of the film deprives fans of Indonesian insanity one of the major enjoyments of watching these films: Try to find the full version instead.
It's out there if you do your homework. Produced by Gope T. Samtani for Rapi Films. Not available on DVD. They stop in a small Texas town for a bite to eat, unaware that crooked cops Detective West Joe Estevez and Detective Carter Dean Nolen have brought some Mafia goons to this town, cut the phone lines and are waiting to ambush Sgt.
Towers and kill Montel, because his testimony could put a lot of crooked cops and Mafia chieftans behind bars. Two local yokels, Alex J. Scott Guy and Jake Shane Boldin , grow suspicious of all the new faces in town who seem to outnumber the local population 5 to 1 and end up helping Sgt. Towers fight the bad guys. When West tries to kill Montel while he is taking a shit in the bathroom of the town's diner, Towers shoots West he only wings him in the head , then head to the town's bar, where they meet feisty Sarah Barri Murphy , Alex's girlfriend.
When the crooked cops kill the town sheriff Jack Gould and Jake's girlfriend Lori Tracy Spaulding , Jake and Alex who are avid hunters go to the bar to lend a hand to Towers, while Sarah tries to find a way out of town and get help. She fails miserably and is taken prisoner.
When West and his men surround the bar, Towers has no choice but to trust Montel. He gives Montel a gun and the quartet are able to escape the bar and go to Alex's house where, just like any good Texan, he has a stash of automatic weapons and hand grenades. When West and his goons surround Alex's house and threaten Sarah's life, Montel turns hero and saves her life.
West and Montel agree to go at it mano-a-mano, but Montel pulls a fast one and shoots West dead. Towers lets Montel walk away to freedom, but promises to recapture him some day.
It has no action. When Joe Estevez who is absolutely horrible here says to bartender Sarah, "Where I come from, a buck-fifty doesn't pay for the ice! The most glaring budgetary restriction is the town itself. It's only populated by five residents and it tries to unconvincingly explain this away by telling us that everyone's away hunting!
Does that include all the women and children, too? We know that there are supposed to be children in this town because a schoolbus comes into play lamely, I might add in the quartet's escape from the bar.
By the time we get to the film's money shot, the shootout at Alex's house, the viewer has long-since lost interest.
Joe Estevez looks like he's in a coked-out haze throughout this film and either screams out his lines or delivers them in a wide-eyed stare. I'm sure brother Martin Sheen is very proud. This film is about as much fun as slicing your dick open with a paring knife and dipping it in gasoline. Director McCormick who sometimes uses the name "Max Raven" made a bunch of regional Texas-lensed action films during the 90's.
Let's hope they're not as bad as this one. Try it and you may agree with me. As soon as the prisoners step off the bus, most of them are picked-off by a huge gang equipped with sniper rifles with silencers, before Ethan pulls prisoner Napoleon Wilson Darwin Joston; RATTLERS - out the bus and puts him in a cell. For some reason never made clear in the film , all the gangs in town have banded together and have only one thing on their mind: Taking over Precinct 13 and killing everyone inside An earlier scene shows a little girl [Kim Richards; THE CAR - , before becoming a national joke on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reality show during the - season] getting an ice cream cone from a truck [whose driver has just been killed and replaced by a gang member] and then getting unmercifully shot in the chest by a smiling gang member and dying on the sidewalk.
The look she gives after being shot will live in your memory far a long time and whenever you mention this film to someone, this is the scene they immediately remember and rightfully so.
It's one of the 70's most powerful moments in an action film. Ethan and Napoleon form an uneasy alliance as the gangs first shoot out all the windows and then start picking-off the people in the precinct one-by-one. Ethan lets Napolean out of his jail cell and gives him weapons, a trust that is not looked upon as reasonable by some of the precinct's inhabitants.
When the gang go on a full-out assault on the precinct, the nay-sayers change their minds almost immediately, as Napoleon proves to be a huge asset. Making them silent was a gutsy move by Carpenter, because we really have no idea why this gang are doing what they are doing. Their only motivation seems to be kill, kill, kill, something that was new to the genre of action films at the time.
While the acting is nothing to write home about, Darwin Joston has one killer final bit of dialogue as the film ends and will have you smiling from ear-to-ear. This is a great action film to be seen with a group of friends, because if they have never seen it, they will thank you later and if they have seen it before, you probably will never have anyone give you a thumbs-down.
It's a great sophomore effort by a talented director that is full of buzzing bullets, shattering glass, flying paper, people dying and an unnerving sense of unease that stays with you until the final scene.
If you have never seen it, buy all means put it on your must-see list. Please ignore the awful remake , as it is nothing but a bastardization of a classic. Also available on Blu-Ray from Scream Factory. The film opens up with two Special Forces agents being hunted down by four masked killers in the Louisiana bayou. After the men are killed, we find out the killers form four points of the Pentangle Hunting Fraternity, a sick group of politically-connected thrill seekers who "hunt" people that don't fall into their twisted criteria of what's best for America.
The leader of the Pentangle is Glastenbury the late John P. Ryan , in one of his best villianous roles and the next target is Councilman Larry Richards the late Steve James , who is running for Senator and, since he is Black, makes him a target for the all-white Pentangle. They try to kill Larry while he is riding on a float with his family during Mardi Gras, but Larry's best friend Matt Hunter Dudikoff , an ex-Secret Service agent turned rancher, is along for the ride and stops the assassination, but not before one of Larry's young sons is shot and killed.
Pentangle, pissed that they missed their target, redouble their efforts and now have Matt in their sights, too. Their next attempt ends badly for more members of Pentangle, as Matt and Larry kill them on a docked ship and issue a challenge to Pentangle. Glastenbury accepts and sends his men to Matt's farm, where they burn down his house, kill Larry with a crossbow bolt to the back , his wife and other son both shot at close range and kidnap Matt's young sister Sarah Allison Gereighty.
They make Matt play the game where the four members of Pentangle are the hunters and Matt is the prey. After Matt saves Sarah from a bayou brothel run by a transvestite madam, they must travel through the swamp while Glastenbury and his three masked cohorts are close behind. Matt will have to use all his Secret Service training, as he kills three members of the hunting party one-by-one, by impalement, crossbow and knife.
Glastenbury gets away, but not for long, as Matt shows up at his home and they battle using the many weapons scattered throughout Glastenbury's well-equipped home.
Matt wins and then makes a surprising discovery as to who the fifth point of the Pentangle really is. The Mardi Gras massacre in the beginning is one such sequence, where dozens of innocent bystanders, cops and members of the parade are gunned down, while Matt and Larry disarm and kill the assailants.
Shortly afterwards, there's a stunt-filled car chase that ends on a docked ship, where Matt and Larry deliver their second beatdown of the Pentangle. Glastenbury gets so pissed off at the end result, he shoots fellow member Parker Loren Farmer in the gut for his bungling of the hit and leaves him on the ground bleeding and moaning as he walks away. There are also shocking bits of violence, such as the attack on Matt's house, where Larry, his wife and son who takes a real nasty fall off a burning roof with Matt all die horribly.
Ryan stands out in his role as a man with no conscience if he had a mustache, he would be twirling it! He is capably backed up by character actors Marc Alaimo and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace as members of his hunting party. This Cannon Films production Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were the producers is one of their better films and will have you wondering why it is not yet available on DVD.
Same location, same plot, same outcome. Maybe that's why this earlier film is not available on DVD! Track this down on VHS and watch it now! Toss in some unexpected bursts of violence along with some true acts of friendship and what you get is a thoroughly involving crime caper that hooks you from the beginning and never lets you go.
Director Tamra Davis GUNCRAZY - uses what had to be a limited budget to great effect, limiting locations to a single street for most of the film and culminating in a wild bus ride for the finale. These are people you actually care about. If you're wondering why I haven't discussed the plot, it's because I want you to watch this film knowing nothing about it. After viewing it you'll realize that the title has two meanings, the most obvious and a much deeper one.
This may seem to be a contradiction, but it isn't. Watch it to see what I mean. This film gets my highest recommendation. The film opens with a lone Vietnamese peasant docking his small boat on the shore of a river, where he is immediately surrounded by a platoon of gooks who are about to shoot him when he doesn't answer their questions.
What the gooks fail to see are the five hollow reeds in the water moving closer to them and, in their best RAMBO imitation, out pops Sgt. Frank and his men are on a mission and two of his men are killed by a couple of treetop snipers See, I told you! Frank, Jim and Lance make their way to an en emy POW camp, but when they see that all of the American prisoners have been moved someplace else Frank mentions the "Hanoi Hilton" , they still decide to attack the camp using grenades, more explosive crossbow bolts and good, old-fashioned gunfire.
Lance is killed and Frank suffers from a nasty case of head trauma from an enemy grenade, but Jim rescues him and brings him to a hospital, where Frank has flashbacks to when he was a child and his grandfather trained him to become a ninja Say what now? Frank and Jim are transferred to a South American island called San Sebastian to become training officers. After meeting their Commanding Officer Ruel "Ray" Vernal , Frank and Jim go to a bar for a drink and get into a fight with the locals What would a Teddy Page film be without a bar fight?
Frank is nearly choked to death, but he has another flashback to his youth and uses his grandfather's ninja training to break the hold.
Frank tells Jim about his flashbacks and how he may be a ninja, but Jim just laughs, blaming the head trauma he received in Vietnam. Frank begins taking late night walks around the base and discovers his Commanding Officer is working in cahoots with local crimelord Luis Sanchez Anthony Carreon to ship illegal arms to Africa. When Sanchez discovers the truth about Frank's background he has a red folder marked "BlackFire" that contains Frank's entire life story , he orders the Commanding Officer to kill Frank.
Frank and Jim, with the help of the C. Frank escapes from prison, regains Jim's trust and goes on a one-man killing spree to get even with all those that wronged him. While the screenplay is all over the place the fictional South American island of San Sebastian sure looks an awful lot like the Philippines! Teddy Chiu fills the screen with violent action, whether it is gunfights, explosions or hand-to-hand combat.
This film switches constantly from war actioner, to crime drama to prison escape drama, but Page never forgets to deliver the bloody goods, whether it is neck-snapping, slit throats, stabbings or bullet-ridden bodies. The final thirty minutes are especially memorable, as Frank uses his ninja training to bust out of prison his eyepatch disguise fools no one, though and, with Jim's help, does a lot of explosive damage.
Rom ano Kristoff is his usual stiff presence as an actor but he's a damn good action hero and it's always good to see Jim Gaines get a larger than normal role even if he has to write it himself! Lim for his Silver Star Films Company production outfit. Never legitimately released on home video in the U.
After taking out about a half dozen agents at their headquarters, Campbell goes on a one-man war to stop the insanity. Along the way he finds out that the government is preparing to let loose a nerve agent in a neighborhood to see what effects it has on the populace. They plan on making it look as if terrorists are doing the nasty deed. They call this plan Black Friday and this action is to take place in his neighborhood.
Campbell recruits some of his old Special Ops buddies to help him stop the attack while the other agency employs an old enemy of Campbell's from his Special Ops squadron. Director Darren Doane usually a music video director creates a sense of compassion in Campbell that is very rare in action films today. Of course he's a successful businessman with a secret past, but he actually cares about people and the actions that they take.
As the head bad C. Daniels is sitting in a diner all alone and strikes up a conversation with the singing counterman about how he is traveling across the United States all alone. The sequence says nearly all there is to say about his character. The music soundtrack is also a major plus probably thanks to director Doane as trance, thrash metal and emo play in the background to enhance the mood.
I would recommend this film to all fans of action who like a little to think about while watching people getting shot, stabbed or beaten to a pulp.
Also starring Christopher J. A Trinity Home Entertainment Release. Rod Perry and his junkie friend Tommy try to rob the house of mob big Tony Burton Don Chastain , Tommy ends up dead he forgot to load his gun!
Since Tony Burton is the drug kingpin in town, J. Burton doesn't like being threatened, so he goes to Nate's office and offers his own verbal warning to Nate, hoping it will put J.
Meanwhile, the black gangs are ridding their streets of white pushers and drug suppliers, which only makes Burton hotter under his extremely large collar. After Burton sets up some brothers on trumped-up gun charges, J.
Burton kills Nate and kidnaps J. This leads to a bloody showdown between J. In the end, it's Yvonne who gets the revenge Nate was her father , thanks to a well-placed meat cleaver to Burton's noggin.
Slow moving and methodical, this well-acted blaxploitation flick seems more interested in the plight of the black man than the usual action elements associated with films of this type. It's an interesting move that probably infuriated theater audiences looking for an action fix. The characters in this film aren't normal blaxploitation cliches. These people have principles that they adhere to. Hell, even crooked Detective Sterling has a code of ethics even Burton can't break and he pays for it with his life.
It was also ingenious in having J. This is not a bad little film which was a minor hit when originally released which brings you back to a time when films like this were socially relevant and were considered legitimate theatrical entertainment by a majority of moviegoers. If it were made today, it would go straight to video. There are two Tony Burtons in this film: When father Mark Collins Richard Harrison watches five armed thugs shoot his daughter Sarah Catherine Miles and her fiance in the back he's lucky he didn't witness them gang raping her a few moments earlier , he gets shot in the head but, thankfully, the bullet bounces off his thick skull.
When he awakens, he vows revenge on all those involved. In the first ten minutes he manages to kill four of them, which upsets their boss, Bill Mike Monty. Bill sends his top henchman Peter James "Jim" Gaines to follow Mark around and take photos of Mark killing a rapist, beating up three purse snatchers and performing other acts of vigilantism like killing three men for stealing some drunk guy's bar money and switching golf balls on the last of his daughter's killers with an explosive one!
Tired of killing, Mark hangs up his guns for romantic nights with his wife Yvette Ann Jackson. You know that's not gonna last long. Bill sends some of his goons to Mark's house, but he ends up killing them all. Bill then has Yvette kidnapped and blackmails Mark using the photos into killing people Bill says are criminals that need killing. Bill sends hit woman Liza Ann Milhench to accompany Mark on the assigned hits, telling him that if anything happens to Liza, his wife will die.
As they go on their killing spree, Mark has an old Vietnam buddy check out the names on the list because he wants to know if they are killing these people for the "right reasons". When Mark finds out that he has been killing all of Bill's illegal business rivals, he decides enough is enough. When he save Liza from a mad rapist He says to her, "Tell me that I am handsome!
Liza is killed during one of their raids, so Mark goes on a one-man mission to bring Bill down. Bill blows up Yvette with a suitcase bomb, which only pisses Mark off more. Mark storms Bill's heavily guarded mansion, armed with a rocket launcher and a mini-launcher hidden up his sleeve. May Bill rest in pieces. Not a minute goes by without Mark shooting someone and he usually never misses, even when he's not aiming.
There's lots of unintentional humor When Mark kills one thug, he says, "Hey, you monkey. The dubbing is really bad here a lot worse than usual , Harrison's voice especially, and the script by Timothy Jorge is full of lines like, "You bitch!
If it's mindless action you want and nothing else, this film should suit you fine. You got to love a film that ends with these on-screen words: He is now serving a life sentence.
A Continental Video Release. Christian military" action film with a strong religious mainly pro-Muslim storyline and a huge cast of Filipino talent The opening credits lists over thirty actors, many who should be recognized by fans of this genre. The film opens with a battle between rebel factions and the Philippines military, where rebel leader Hadji is captured and sent to prison.
A kind Colonel allows Hadji to see his family, including young son Basaron Mabuhay Shiragi , one last time before he spends the rest of his life behind bars, where he tells Basaron to always obey the law, put his trust in God and not end up like him.
The Colonel then promises Hadji to keep a close eye on his family and we then watch Basaron grow up in front of our eyes thanks to the magic of camera dissolves as he prays in a mosque.
The townspeople hail Hadji as a local hero, but Basaron, who hasn't seen his father since that day in prison when he was a little boy, is a little retice nt of his father's hero status since he has grown up following the straight and narrow. Complicating matters is the dastardly Bashir Renato Del Prado , who has the hots for Narsheva, so he rapes her to stop her from marrying Basaron. Narsheva must marry Bashir to save face Apparently, Muslim religion is very strict when it comes to women losing their virginity , but she really loves Basaron, who returns back to college after putting a beat-down on Bashir when he catches him slapping Narsheva around.
Another civil war breaks out in Basaron's Mindanao village and martial law is put into effect by the military. When Basaron returns home, he is made offers by both sides of the struggle.
The rebels want him and his father to join the cause his father flatly refuses because he is now too old and the friendly Colonel who is now a General wants him to join the Air Force. Basaron, who would rather be left out of this mess and finish up his studies to become a lawyer, decides to become a member of the Air Force, with his father's blessing. Basaron's life in the military is not an easy one because the majority of military recruits are Christians and his loyalty is constantly put into question.
Basaron quickly puts those questions to rest when he heroically saves his squadron from a rebel attack. He does his job so well, in fact, that the rebels order his assassination and several unsuccessful attempts are made on his life. A cease fire is eventually agreed to between both sides, but a militant faction of the rebels stir up the shit and play both sides off each other, which forces a violent showdown between the rebels and the military children are killed in front of Basaron's eyes.
Can Basaron put an end to the madness and head back home, where he can question his father about the meaning of peace? What do you think? While the film does have its share of action set-pieces, they lack the insane spontaneity we come to expect from Filipino actioners even the English dubbing lacks the humorous dialogue we depend on to get us through the slow spots.
BLOOD WAR seems more concerned with Basaron's internal moral struggle than conflict on the battlefield and while I'm sure this plays well in it's home country, it loses a lot in the translation when played abroad.
Christianity beliefs, but lacks the bloody violence we get to see in KRIS. Here, when people get shot, they grab their chest or heads and we never get to see any carnage whatsoever. Major plot points are also dropped or forgotten What happened to Narsheva and Bashir? We never find out. While the film ends on an uplifting and Muslim-loving note, it's just too damned earnest and well-meaning for it's own good.
This is strictly lower-tier Filipino action that can be skipped by all those except diehard fans that must see every available Philippines-made action flick A category I'm afraid I fall too easily into! Billy Jack was the first modern action hero to grace the silver screen, paving the way for your Seagals, Van Dammes, Lundgrens and other B-movie action stars.
The difference with the Billy Jack films, though, is that they were more interested in the politics than action, or should I say, the absurdities of politics. The Billy Jack films preached peace and equality, but didn't have a problem wallowing in the dirt and degradation that it so preached against. The film opens up with a biker gang beating the bejesus out of a wise-mouth motorist to be fair, he really was asking for it. Billy Jack Laughlin steps in and shoots one of the bikers in the hand when he comes at him with a broken bottle.
The police arrive and arrest everyone. That is the first injustice. The bikers rape five girls, including college student Vicky the lovely Elizabeth James, who also wrote the screenplay using the name "E. James Lloyd" , and everyone is scared to testify against the bikers, except Vicky.
She identifies her assailants and one of them is the brother of biker leader Danny Jeremy Slate, who gives an excellent multi-layered performance.
He decides the best way to get his brother out of jail is to make sure Vicky never makes it to court to testify. This is the second injustice. Vicky gets police protection, but that proves to be highly ineffective the police are portrayed as sincere, but handcuffed by laws that protect the criminals more than they do the victims.
He sees Vicky being kidnapped by the bikers and steps in, beating the crap out of three bikers with martial arts he learned as a Green Beret.
Billy brings Vicky to his trailer home overlooking the Pacific Ocean where she learns some important life lessons about life, love and what it means to have convictions. When the bikers break into Billy's trailer, ransack it and steal all the money he has, he says enough is enough. This is the third, and final, injustice. Be we all know justice without law come with a price.
Directed by Laughlin using his "T. Billy Jack is just one colorful character in a film full of colorful characters and he takes a backseat until the final third of the film.
Along the way, we learn that Danny and his brother have an abusive father, the town deputy future director Jack Starrett likes to take the law into his own hands every now and then and a lot of laws including punishment for rape have mostly gone unchanged for the past 40 years. Although some of the dialogue is dated Vicky postpones her rape by saying, "If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it. The bikers are not portrayed as raving lunatics as with most 60's exploitation biker films.
They have dimensions, even if they do commit heinous acts. Danny has a wife and a small son and we see him play with the boy like a doting dad in one scene. Some great character actors portray members of the biker gang, including William Wellman Jr. The subject matter would definitely demand an R rating today. The film opens on some unnamed beachside U. Suddenly, the base comes under enemy attack and many soldiers are killed. Almost immediately, they come under enemy fire and lose the Jeep, forcing them to make it the rest of the way on foot.
After discovering that they have been traveling around in circles, Josy, who is a really sadistic and violent piece of work not only is he a brutal jerk, he's a misogynist to boot , appoints himself as the leader of the quartet and tries to rape Mary later that night, but is stopped by Stereo who we find out is really named John. Josy eventually does rape Mary when Stereo and Burt fall into a tiger trap during a raging thunderstorm and when they finally free themselves, Josy has abandoned them and the quartet is now a trio.
They continue on their journey to safety, stealing a boat containing a bunch on VC corpses and heading down river. Burt is killed when the boat is attacked by a VC family pretending to offer them food and Stereo and Mary are captured by the VC and put in bamboo cages suspended in the river. Stereo tries to keep Mary distracted from the screams of other prisoners being tortured by singing "Jingle Bells"!
Mary is then raped by her VC captors and we then discover that Josy is also a prisoner there. When Stereo and Mary finally escape, he has to make a decision whether or not to save Josy. Stereo makes the right decision and saves Josy, only to have Josy sacrifice his own life so Stereo and Mary can escape. Stereo and Mary then try to catch a train to safety, but run smack-dab into a gunfight between a private army and the VC.
Though horribly dubbed in English, this film still manages to get the point across that war is hell, and sometimes the enemy is as close as the person fighting alongside you. Josy is a complete irredeemable douchebag and, even when he sacrifices himself at the end of the film, he tells Stereo who comes back to rescue him a second time that, if the roles were reversed, he would have let Stereo rot in the torture camp.
While there is violence on view here, my favorite parts of the film are the little details, such as when Burt falls into the river and tries to pull himself into a boat by grabbing the arm of a VC corpse, only to discover that the corpse's arm has been blown off, or the opening shot of a frogman silently coming to shore under the cover of darkness and then the lights to the miniskirted Mary's show suddenly comes on, revealing a beach full of horny soldiers.
Of course, McBain takes a bullet in the shoulder and removes it by himself with a pair of tweezers when he gets home, placing it in a glass jar with all the other close calls. Army convoy, stealing a top secret tank code-named "Thunderblast" and taking Sgt. While Colonel Kartiff tries to figure out a way to breach the tank's security system it delivers a lethal jolt of electricity to anyone who tries to enter it without punching in the correct code , McBain begins his trek to the Mexican village and encounters resistance at every turn.
The first thing you'll notice about this film is the tremendous amount of excellent character actors in the cast. Carver is best, though, handling the action scenes, as lots of objects explode, people are riddled with bullets and there's a ridiculously funny scene of McBain escaping on a giant wooden spool which he is tied spread-eagle to after Devon tosses a grenade behind it, forcing it to roll down a hill!
Henry Silva is his regular bug-eyed, sweaty self some of his expressions are priceless and he even gets to rape Darlanne Fluegel. I'm still trying to figure out why the terrorists in Mexico are a mixture of Mexicans, Muslims and Russians. Less than a year later, Gary Busey got into a serious motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life he suffered serious head trauma because he wasn't wearing a helmet. Charter pilot Chuck Taylor Miles O'Keeffe is set-up when a delivery of what he thinks is medical supplies turns out to be a huge shipment of "Peruvian Flake".
It's apparent that there's no love lost between the two and when Taylor interferes with King's prison drug ring as well as beating King at an arm wrestling match , King orders his men on the outside to kill Taylor's family and girlfriend.
When King's goons, including right-hand man Rivera Gregory Scott Cummins , drive a car through Taylor's house, rape and kill his sister Nancy Suzee Slater and shoot and injure both Nancy's young son Tommy Bradley Pierce and Taylor's girlfriend Donna Crystal Carson , a distraught and revenge-minded Taylor must find a way to break out of prison.
Things get worse when Rivera pulls a daring daytime prison breakout, with the help of crooked prison guard Mason William Smith , which results in King escaping and making it look like he died in the attempt.
After hearing from Donna that his court appeal is probably not going to happen, Taylor escapes from prison using the old standby: Using information gathered by Donna, Taylor intercepts a drug shipment in a parking garage He says, "Have a nice flight! After rescuing Donna, Taylor returns to prison! King then kidnaps Taylor and Donna and puts them on a boat with a ticking timebomb. In the finale, Taylor breaks free and brings King to justice if death is actually justice and discovers that he had an unlikely ally at his back the entire time.
All low-budget action films should be this entertaining. I would go as far as to say that this is his best role ever. O'Keeffe doesn't have to emote much but, when he does, he's believable. There are also many well-done action set pieces and stunts, including multiple car chases and crashes, plane stunts, gun fights and hand-to-hand combat.
The attack on Taylor's house, where Nancy is raped and killed, is a high point. You're not sure what's going to happen and, for a short time, you're led to believe that little Tommy is killed. Very unusual for an American-made action film from this time period. Don Stroud is, well, Don Stroud, as he acts crazy, kills anyone who gets in his way and overacts enormously. He proved to be a real trouper and used his facial deformity to good effect in many of his later roles He is now retired in Hawaii.
CARTEL is still one of the better DTV action films to come out of the early 90's, thanks to plentiful, well-executed action scenes and a palpable sense of tension that is displayed throughout it's 99 minute running time. I prefer to take the second route: A pretty good and bloody film that contains two Academy Award-winning actresses who probably took the jobs to pay some bills.
Tatum and Irene portray Scarlet and Tracy, who first meet in court where they are both about to be taken before the judge on drug Scarlet and disorderly conduct the innocent Tracy charges. When two other female cons slit a bailiff's throat and take his gun and begin shooting up the courtroom killing 7 people , Scarlet and Tracy run for their lives and are mistaken as a part of the gang who killed the cops and innocent bystanders.
The cops shoot one of the guilty women in the head and then shotgun her in the chest, the other guilty girl is pulled down on a spiked fence by the cops and is impaled. Tracy and Scarlet escape into the sewers, where one stupid cop, who has them cornered, lights up a cigarette and ignites the sewer gas, causing a massive explosion and his eventual death. A detective George Murdock and Tracy's father the late Moses Gunn try to find the pair they both know that the girls are innocent, even if Murdock refuses to say it out loud , before the cops kill them both.
Scarlet who is illiterate and Tracy are always bickering Scarlet calls Tracy a "nigger bitch" but circumstances keep them together. Scarlet takes Tracy to her drug supplier Sniffer Nicholas Campbell in hopes of getting help, but he just wants them out of his apartment. Scarlet leaves while Tracy takes a much-needed shower. Scarlet goes to see Rodney Peter Fonda, in what amounts to a cameo to see if he can help her, but he turns her away.
Meanwhile, Sniffer tries to rape Tracy in the shower and she beats the holy hell out of him. Scarlet comes back and steals Sniffer's cocaine stash in hopes of getting some cash. Rodney, after finding out that there's a reward for the capture of the girls, sends three of his goons to Sniffer's apartment.
A bloody gunfight ensues, where Sniffer snuffs one of the goons with a shotgun as the two girls escape yet again. More trouble begins as Rodney's two remaining goons and Sniffer follow them to Superman's lair. The goons set the place on fire, hoping to flush out the girls, while Sniffer begins to beat the crap out of Scarlet. Sniffer burns to death and the girls escape yet again. Hearing that they are considered dead in the fire a false report planted in the papers by the police , Scarlet and Tracy think that they are now in the clear and plan on starting new lives in the country.
Alas, thing don't always turn out the way we plan. Director Stephen Gyllenhaal who mainly directs TV movies and series episodes, right up till today and he did write the screenplay for Sean S.
Filled with bloody shootouts, explosions, needle-stabbings and other mayhem, this action film differs from most because it doesn't contain one single car chase. They never really bond as friends until the finale which gives this film a thumbs-up from me for the realistic way two girls from different sides of the track would actually relate to each other. Not yet available on DVD. After a successful raid on a jungle hideout where Ramon Rey Malonzo starring as "Raymond Malonzo" and his Army cohorts save women hostages and kill all the guerillas including Ramon's amazing acrobatic backflip off the side of a cliff where he shoots the head guerilla square in the face while in midair!
Before she dies, she makes Ramon promise to quit the Army. Torn about his promise, Ramon decides to take his wife and son on a vacation to visit his old hometown and his Uncle Jose. As soon as they get into town, Ramon gets into a fight with a bunch of street thugs, simply for asking directions. Ramon soon discovers that his old hometown is now under the strict rule of Cmdr. Falcon George Estregan as "George St. Every family must pay their "taxes" which include their virgin daughters for sale to the slave trade to Falcon.
If they don't, the men will be beat-up or killed and the women raped. It's not long before Ramon is knee-deep in shit as the police chief is too scared of Falcon to be any help. Ramon takes on Falcon and his gang single-handedly and suffers a great personal tragedy in the process. Shamed into action by Ramon's son , the police chief and the town spring into action to save Ramon who for some reason is now called "Cmdr.
Besides the already-mentioned cliff stunt, there's also an hilarious scene where Ramon shows his quickdraw skills on a gang of gun-toting goons. The incidental dialogue by screenwriter Arthur Simon is also a hoot. When a gang of guerillas is walking through the jungle, one can be heard saying, "I killed four men today. When Falcon is interrupted while fooling around with two women, he turns to them and says, "Keep it hot while I'm gone.
Hey, this isn't Shakespeare, but it sure as hell isn't boring. Try not to smile as Ramon does the final barrel-roll stunt with the succession of. Vlassov vows to kill Commander no matter what it takes and, after torturing a VC traitor who was working with Commander, he may finally get his wish.
Roger strikes up a deal with his old Commanding Officer to steal some top-secret Russian electronic equipment in exchange for two passports and relocation back to the States. Roger and his cohorts, Buffalo Larry Brand and Warrior Max Laurel; COP GAME - , sneak on-board the Russian ship containing the electronic equipment and steal it after killing half the ship's crew , but Vlassov and his Russian commandos attack Roger's village a short time later, slaughtering nearly everyone, including women, children and Cho Lin's mother and father it's a well-executed sequence with lots of pyrotechnics and exploding bodies.
After Roger delivers the payload and returns to his village to find nothing but death and destruction, he discovers that Vlassov has kidnapped Cho Lin and Vlassov wants the electronic equipment returned in exchange for Cho Lin's life. Roger and his two buddies retrieve the top-secret equipment and begin a long, arduous trek through the jungle, where they will meet the enemy and suffer many hardships, including torture and the death of Cho Lin and her unborn baby.
Roger goes Rambo after tricking the Russians and gooks into thinking he's dead, thanks to some "death pills" given to him by Cho Lin's father just before he died and proves that old adage "Revenge is a dish best served piping hot" by killing everyone responsible for Cho Lin's death.
At minutes, this war actioner may seem a little long in the tooth, but the violence is so over-the-top, you'll forgive the dead patches. Robinson", offers much violent depravity, including a really uncomfortable-to-watch torture session where Vlassov ties a plastic bag around Roger's head and pours filthy water through the top of the bag until the water is at Roger's eye level, slowly drowning Roger, and then opening the bag at Roger's neck to release the water.
This is repeated several times and lead actor Craig Alan looks genuinely distressed, which is disturbing because it's the best acting he does in the entire film. He's actually the film's weakest asset throughout the rest of the film his acting is simply awful , as all he does is look glum and give the same vacant stare throughout, not to mention he dresses exactly like Stallone does in his RAMBO films. The action set-pieces are well choreographed, as the gun battles are brutal and the explosions immense.
What more could you ask for? This is a winner in my book because it has no other aspirations than being an entertaining war actioner. Never legitimately available on home video in the U. In any case, it doesn't hurt the film one bit. One year later, the government asks him to return to Laos during the war, he headed a Special Forces called "Black Thunder" to search for possible M.
Major Straker travels to Bangkok and immediately gets into a bar fight a prerequisite in films like this and saves the life of a whore who he fucks back at his hotel. Straker learns from C. Straker and his new men parachute behind enemy lines and recon with their VC guides. They come across a burned-out village which turns out to be boobytrapped and one of Straker's men is injured. It seems no matter where they go, the enemy is waiting for them in ambush and, eventually, one member is shot dead.
The head guide leads them to Hogan, "The Australian" Glen Ruehland , an ex-patriate black marketeer who feeds Straker's men worms for dinner and then drives them to the border in a beat-up old schoolbus during the middle of the night. When morning comes, it's apparent that other American P.
Straker and his men break free and rescue the P. Straker still rescues the P. Straker steals a train and then a jeep, only to learn his mission was a sham. After losing most of his men and all the P. The real action doesn't kick in until the one hour mark, but once it starts, it's non-stop gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and explosions.
I must admit that the leprosy angle was a nice, unexpected touch as were some later scenes, especially when Hogan, who turns out to be a good guy afterall, says to one of Straker's men when he doesn't want to touch the leprosy-infected P. Acute Ignorance Dumb Shit! I believe his Australian accent has handcuffed him in the United States, but that's a shame because he's a much better actor than most American B action stars. His refusal to Americanize his accent like Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman did probably cost him a lot of roles in major U.
They smuggle the cocaine in from Mexico in radio-controlled planes. Five girls on their way to a singing contest in Las Vegas break down in the middle of the desert and are picked up by the gang, who proceed to torture the women with snakes, threaten rape several times and expose their breasts at every opportune moment. Wade must come up with a way to bust the gang and save the girls at the same time.
The ending contains a showdown between Wade and the girls and Reaper and his gang. Wade and all the girls survive and so does Reaper, who swears to get even. The girls make it to their contest in Las Vegas and win as Wade moves in on Reaper's Mexico connection. This is a so-so action film that relies on the sleaze factor to get by.
There's a whipping, death by immolization, snakebite to the face, several gun deaths and, of course, the ample samplings of the female cast. The standout cast member here is Juanita Ranney as Skin, who is Reaper's girl, but basically a good girl caught in a bad situation.
She's the only believable member of the cast. Mahailoff emote as if they were in a school play with no sound system. One and only time director Henry Vernon takes forever to get things going and seems to pull back on things when he needed to push them forward.
Believe it or not, this film produced three sequels, all starring Williams who also produced all four and co-wrote three as Wade Olson and two different actors in the role of Reaper. A Charter Entertainment Release. After an on-screen disclaimer read by an uncredited John Vernon warning us that what we are about to see is based on a true story "The names have been changed to protect the innocent Disillusioned with all the violence in the big city, Fletcher decides to close down his store and move to the Oregon wilderness after watching a commercial on TV He places a sign that reads "Moved To Paradise" on his shuttered storefront window!
What Fletcher soon discovers is that Col. Swint and his men are actually rabid survivalists who want him to join t heir militia. The Colonel's heavily guarded compound sits directly in the middle of a valley that is a perfect sanctuary if the United States were to ever be attacked with nuclear weapons which the Colonel believes will happen very soon , but when Fletcher discovers that the Colonel has all the bridges and roadways rigged with explosives to stop people from entering or leaving the valley when the bombs fall, he politely declines the Colonel's offer to join his backwoods band of militia misfits.
This doesn't sit too well with the Colonel or his men, who decide to get rid of Fletcher before he spills the beans on their operation to the cops. After watching Johnny Paycheck perform "I Love Rowdy People" at a local bar and then peppering him with small talk at a table near the restrooms!
What Fletcher doesn't realize is that he is being set-up, so when he breaks into Reno's house and Reno ends up dead due to one of the Colonel's forest booby-traps which was meant for Fletcher , he becomes a wanted man by the law, who believe that Fletcher is suffering from "Post Vietnam Syndrome" and has snapped. Fletcher takes Reno's vengeance-minded sister, Evelyn Karen Rae , hostage when she tries to kill him and they both head into the forest, with the Colonel who has just killed the Sheriff and his deputy after they find the Colonel's explosives under a bridge and his men not far behind.
The remainder of the film finds Fletcher using the skills he learned in Vietnam to defeat the Colonel's men while falling in love with Evelyn. The finale comes when Fletcher and the Colonel duke it out in a cave, which culminates in Fletcher burying a hatchet in the Colonel's head. If I made any of this film sound the least bit interesting or entertaining, I apologize profusely because watching grass grow or paint dry is infinitely more exciting than anything this film has to offer.
Humphrey and written by Barry Hostetler, is a chore to sit through. It's not only horrendously acted Roy Jenson is the only actor here with previous experience , the action scenes are also badly-staged and photographed. Steve Barrett, who looks like Tom Savini's illegitimate brother, has the charisma of a piece of quartz and the acting talent to match, which makes every scene he's in a test of the viewers' patience.
Scenes jump from one sequence to the next, sometimes in mid-sentence, with no narrative tissue to connect them. The violence is also rather tame and lazily filmed and includes a bloodless pitchfork-in-the-neck and various bloodless arrow impalements. The Algerian government says that out of were freed, and some sources say that 30 or more hostages were killed.
The British government offered the Algerians manpower, equipment, and expert assistance to expedite the resolution of the crisis, but was refused. American, British, and French nationals are thought to be among the dead. In other news, the latest figures from Angola indicate that at least , Chinese nationals have migrated to the country. The Angolan government says that work permits were issued for the Chinese to assist with development projects.
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Further research and verification are left to the reader. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from Unzensuriert. The number of pupils with a first language other than German has doubled from to The doubling in the number of multilingual students is evident in virtually all provinces in Austria. The Styrian province is the only outlier, where the number of children with a different native language has tripled from about 5, to 16, The nationwide statistics conceals the dramatic developments in Vienna, because German is hardly spoken in the primary schools of the federal capital.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives. Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday. Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews.
I generally delete such comments without publishing them. Before I deleted it, I sent it to Takuan, just to show him what was coming in. He suggested that I go ahead and post it, followed by his response. Some interesting points, a lot of waffle and some errors. Top class, modern historians now regard that figure as grotesquely disproportionate. It is one of the most successful internationsal businesses of all time. You have the temerity to post this kind of Nazi apologist garbage in a comments thread of an article by a writer whose gentile grandparents had been murdered in a concentration camp and whose gentile mother spent two years in a labor-extermination camp, was a state witness in the post-war trial of its commandant, and relayed her wartime experiences to this writer directly.
Moreover, a writer who was born and grew up one hour by car from Auschwitz and three kilometers from the plant where the firm Hoch und Tiefbau AG had built the crematoria for that camp. In which, alone, 2. Moreover, you desecrate the memory of Witold Pilecki plus other Polish officer escapees from Auschwitz who produced written reports, e. I am omitting here reports by Jewish escapees, for example the Vrba-Wetzler report, as well as the fate of the Jewish part of my family during the war, so as to skirt the whole specious Joooos-tainted-it aspect of your comment.
The lowest for Auschwitz, for instance by the Polish historian Franciszek Piper , cites 1. The highest figure cited for Auschwitz is 4 million.
However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. For over 60 years, White mea-culpists have had a firm grip in all fields of cultural mind imprinting: Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e.
K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West. Equality psychos are tearing down the most egalitarian society that ever existed except for initial communist experiments, before they turned bloody. American Jews, at the apex of the greatest fortune and philosemitic tolerance their long diaspora has ever bestowed on their kind, are busy supporting all the ideologies and policies that demolish their safe harbor and build up their Muslim, Black and Third World enemies.
Leftoid masochists and the Christian meek call for returning Hawaii to the Hawaiians and capitulating before a massive Mexican reconquista of one-third of America. The rightful Etruscan landowners are not bearing angry placards in front of the Vatican. The Japanese are not planning to relinquish Hokkaido to its original owners, the Ainu. The tall, white and fair-haired Chachapoyas of the Andean forest have, alas, no remnants left to sue the Incas for genocide in a Peruvian court of law.
However, even that great moral abyss of Western civilization — the Holocausts — stands out more in its industrialized and organizational features than it does either in the quality of its hatefulness or its relative or even absolute volumes.
In relative numbers, in just one year, , the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, killed off a total of one million, in a population of 7 million. Is it more humane to go by a stroke of a blunt machete than by a whiff of Zyklon B? The Khmer Rouge murdered at least 2 million Cambodians between and Is it more humane to die by wallops from a Cambodian pickaxe handle than by a bullet from a German Mauser? Inscription on the back in German: There is a special horror attached to the Third Reich, because those were 20 th century Europeans, Christians, and in many ways the smartest, most civilized people on Earth.
But the Holocausts do not prove that Whites are worse than other people, just that they are no better. The history of the Third Reich also proves that with the right formula of economic blowup, misery and humiliation, sparked by charismatic evil, no people are immune to such horror, at no time. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of an article and interview with two respectable high-profile Muslim leaders in Oslo, who have strongly negative opinions about Jews and the worldwide Jewish conspiracy.
A new trend seems to have developed in the Islamic community in Norway: It should also be pointed out that this is the same mosque that the Norwegian police apologized so profusely to last year for the fact that we have freedom of speech in Norway. The translated article from Dagsavisen:. Many Norwegians have a negative view on Islam due to Jewish domination of the media. We are visiting Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat, the mosque with the largest member base in Norway, to talk to its spiritual leader.
The mosque was founded in and currently has more than 5, members. The Imam begins by explaining that all three heavenly religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are sacred to them. Many people are unaware of this fact, says Sarwar. Both of them believe that the school visits confirms their views that Norwegians in general have an inaccurate impression of Islam and Muslims.
People are ignorant because they get their information from the media, and the media only write negatively about Islam. Only a handful of people were behind the movie about Mohammed in the U. So who was financing them, who was backing them? A big tip of the Bodissey pickelhaube to our commenter Jolie Rouge, who has provided us with a brand new acronym.
Note the aggressor is not named other than by geographical location e. North Africa, Afghanistan and surprisingly the inclusion of Turkey.