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Warhead (1977)

 -  Action | Adventure | War  -  February 1977 (USA)
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A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete... See full summary »

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A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete his work, he is taken prisoner and thrust into the conflict, and finds himself looking out for more than just the warhead. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Insomnia cure
27 June 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

Workhorse David Janssen and talented veteran Karin Dor couldn't save this poorly directed and over-scripted B- movie. This was John O'Connor's first and last directorial effort, and was made after a 24 year hiatus from a largely uncredited acting career in B movies of the '40s and '50s. The film introduces cheese in the very first shot - a long pan across some portion of Jerusalem, with teleprompter type running across the bottom of the screen. The teleprompter tells us that an experimental nuclear missile prototype has been lost somewhere in the Jordanian desert. Next, we learn that a despicable terrorist has the missile and has used it to destroy a school bus full of children accompanied by an Israeli army officer (Dor). Following the destruction of the school bus, there is a lengthy, gratuitous shot of dead kids disbursed around the burning bus, mixed with flashbacks of the kids singing on the bus a few moments ago.

6/24/07: Fell asleep less than ten minutes into the film.

Dor is then attached to a military attempt to ferret out the terrorist and the CIA reaches out to munitions expert Janssen, on vacation in Israel, to locate, disarm the missile, and destroy the detonator. The Dodge Valiant-driving CIA agent who brings Janssen into the story has a monotone delivery straight out of B noir and the dialog between him and Jannsen is totally absurd.

6/25/07: Fell asleep.

There is very little to spoil, but I won't bother with the rest of the plot. Suffice to say that Janssen gets played like a ping-pong-ball bouncing from one Middle Eastern Stereotype to another while he tries to accomplish his mission. I finally got through Warhead by starting a little earlier, and still managed to doze off 2 or 3 times during the gun fights and other action scenes. Incidentally, the sound effects also deserve special mention for their profound mediocrity.

The film does not even succeed as a propaganda piece. All of the characters are stereotypes of one kind or another, and only Dor's character really warrants any sympathy. Janssen, an intense and very sensitive actor, really did not give this his best effort, and the pervasive misdirection offered him little help.

6/26/07: Stayed awake (for the most part), but slept like a baby afterward.

Not recommended.


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