Run Time: NTSC 97min / PAL 93min
Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson
Cast: Michael Biehn, Adrian Paul, Kathleen York
A female special unit is on post at DMZ between the korean borders and prevent an unknown team's slaughter. They co-operate with the team which orders are to destroy a nuclear powerplant that's possibly building nuclear missiles for North Korea.
I have no doubts this a movie that ends up pretty low in any fans 'favourite MB movie' list.
Yes, the story drags, it's filled with clichees (Adrian Paul's character, anyone?) but the biggest problem has to be with the low production values. There's a scene where Michael's and Kathleen York's characters are discussing with the nuclear power plant on the backround and boy did that look horribly fake. "Go on, let's move and fast!" I kept telling them. And no offense, but the idea of a female special unit out there in the DMZ (demilitarized zone) sounds awfully far-fetched. Kudos for R. Lee Ermey who goes over the top in his role. Gave me a few laughs.
There's not much Michael can do to save this movie. He has a nice fight scene with Adrian Paul's character but otherwise he's pretty much wasted here and we really don't get to know Hart that well. Obviously he's been in the business for a long time and the past haunts him as he has lost many men. But that's about it. He has enough of screen time to call him one of the leads but the story really centers more on York's character.
This one's only for Biehn-collector's and even then I'm not sure whether you should keep it visible in your shelf or throw a blanket over it...