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Black Eagle

  • Film

Time Out says

Codename Black Eagle (Kosugi) is summoned to Malta to thwart KGB plans to steal a sunken laser device. And, barring sundry explosions, killings, a subplot in which his two children are kidnapped, and a car chase (visibly at 33 mph) through the streets of Malta, that's about it. Directed without flair, this is a movie that defies easy classification: it's either a spy thriller without glamour, gadgets, or twists, or a martial arts movie with only two real fights; and if the script ever had a good line, it's fumbled somewhere between the Russian and Japanese accents. The only difference between this and countless other low-budget action movies is that the hero is not macho: he's thin, doesn't screw around, and even fails to defeat the KGB's balletic kung-fu king (Van Damme). In fact, he does nothing of any interest at all: refile under codename Black Turkey.
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Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Eric Karson
  • Screenwriter:AE Peters, Michael Gonzales
  • Cast:
    • Sho Kosugi
    • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    • Doran Clark
    • Bruce French
    • Vladimir Skomarovsky
    • William H Bassett
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