A former mercenary named Ragan, who now runs a one-plane, money-losing air-transport service, is approached by a man named Velludo with a $75,000 job offer. Velludo wants Ragan to fly a ... See full summary »
A former mercenary named Ragan, who now runs a one-plane, money-losing air-transport service, is approached by a man named Velludo with a $75,000 job offer. Velludo wants Ragan to fly a plane in a mission to free Moreno, the former dictator of a Caribbean island. Ragan says "no" but his plane is mysteriously destroyed in a fire and his insurance is suddenly cancelled so "no" becomes "yes." After all, Moreno is preferable to Chavez, the current dictator, and Ragan will have to chance to meet up with an ex-flame named Janine who's also involved in the planned coup along with her husband. Complicating things, however, is Maria, an attractive blonde with the "hots" for Ragan. Ragan and company incur heavy losses but manage to free Moreno in a daring commando raid and Ragan now looks forward to a romantic future with one of those two women. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
This tries to be one of those "two-fisted" action movies with a tough, cynical hero who smokes and drinks and who verbally spars with sultry blondes before throwing them on the bed. The fact that there's little actual violence or sex in the proceedings is disappointing but not fatal. After all, some movies get by quite nicely with little more than strong characters and sharp dialog. Unfortunately, the characters and dialog in "Ragan" are so routine as to put the movie into the "forgettable time-killer" category. It isn't really bad but there's not a single zesty moment in the entire movie... nothing at all to linger even briefly in the memory.
Ty Hardin, at the start of his career slide, manages to anchor the movie but he's given little to work with and seems content to merely speak his lines and collect his paycheck. He is, however, afforded three opportunities to show off his bare chest which, even at age 36 or so, still looks good enough to put on a menu. In one of these scenes he's shown to be wearing white briefs. Funny, one would have thought Ty to be a "boxers" kind of guy.
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