icon Film Profile: Red Scorpion - (1989)
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4.6/10 Stars
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2.5/10 Stars
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"They think they control him. Think again."


  • Director: Joseph Zito
  • Genre: Adventure, Action, War
  • Studio: abramoff Production
  • Duration: 130 Mins

The English language - and dialogue in particular - is a tricky blighter for action stars such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and it also proves a problem for the heavily accented Dolph Lundgren in this awful action adventure. The makers played safe and cast the non-syllabic one as a Soviet agent, who is sent to a warring African state to take out a resistance leader. However, because Lundgren is the good guy, he has a change of heart and converts to the forces of freedom. Inexplicably, this was a big hit on video, perhaps because there's loads of mindless mass destruction, but the script and the performances make Rambo look positively Wildean.
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Cast List:
Lt Nikolai : Dolph Lundgren
Dewey Ferguson : M Emmet Walsh
Kallunda : Al White
General Vortek : T P McKenna
Zayas : Carmen Argenziano
Mendez : Alex Colon
Krasnov : Brion James
Sundata : Ruben Nthodi
Gao, Bushman : Regopstaan

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