This 1971 "B" South Florida production is surprisingly entertaining, and a must-see for any south Florida native born before 1965.
Chris Robinson plays a U.S. Army Green Beret who is wounded in combat in Viet-Nam. The opening battle scenes which were filmed in the Florida Everglades is realistic and well-done. Robinson's character losses his eye, and returns State-side wearing a black eye-patch. Filmed at various locations around Miami Beach (South Beach in particular), North Miami, North Miami Beach, and the Everglades, the movie is an enjoyable trip down memory lane, capturing the excitement of Miami Beach in it's last legs of the "hip" era of Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin.
Robinson gives a creditable performance and he is definitely a "Big Fish" in a small pond. A king among kings, at least in the "B" film bracket. Veteran character actors Sidney Blackmer(in his last on-screen performance. He died shortly after the movie was completed) and Joe E. Ross(cult-film character actor)give their usual professional performances.
A good, entertaining, rainy-night flick.
12 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this