Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

In order to flush out Communist guerillas gathering near the Mexican/US border, the CIA use a prototype super-tank as bait, and lure former Special Forces agent Frank 'Bulletproof' McBain (Busey) out of retirement. One of the 'expendable' US soldiers captured at the same time is McBain's ex-lover (Fluegel). The terrorists are a motley rabble: Arab rapists, Mexican toy soldiers, and Nicaraguan sadists with a strong line in priest- slapping, nun-wasting and church-burning - atheistic Commies and racial stereotypes to a man. The Russkies, for whom the stolen tank is destined, are icy killers armed with a flimsy-looking helicopter gunship and AK47s that don't shoot straight. The excellent Busey is here wasted in a comic-strip hero role which taxes only his muscles and lopsided grin; Fluegel, meanwhile, scowls attractively while never quite pulling off her tough-girl act. Awkward slo-mo flashbacks and cheapskate production values add technical insult to artistic injury, and the whole thing is reminiscent of early Chuck Norris.


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Steve Carver
TL Lankford, Steve Carver
Gary Busey
Darlanne Fluegel
Henry Silva
Thalmus Rasulala
LQ Jones
René Enriquez
Mills Watson
RG Armstrong
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