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The Devastator (1986)

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This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.

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Deacon Porter (as Richard Hill)
Katt Shea ...
Audrey
Terrence O'Hara ...
Spencer
Bill McLaughlin ...
Bartlett
Kaz Garas ...
Sheriff
Jack S. Daniels ...
Ox
Steve Rogers ...
Reese
Debbie Brooks ...
Elaine
Don Gordon Bell ...
Henchman #1 (as Don Gordon)
Greg Rocero ...
Henchman #2 (as Greg Rogers)
Henry Sherman ...
Sheriff's Deputy
Scott O'Connor ...
Old Man
Carl Colpart ...
College Kid #1
Gary Stewart ...
College Kid #2
Sean Barret ...
College Kid #3
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This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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17 December 1986 (Portugal)  »

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Kings Ransom  »

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Action-packed but mindless and dull
21 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

The recently deceased Cirio H. Santiago was a prolific director who usually worked with low budgets and made some enjoyable B-movies. "The Destroyers" AKA "The Devastator", however, is one of his dullest films. Not that it lacks action - in fact quite the opposite: it is almost non-stop action, with the "talking parts" largely shortened or eliminated (example: a girl, who thought the hero was dead, suddenly sees him in the front door of her house; before they exchange a single word, the next scene shows them in bed together!). The action, though, is totally mindless - not just because four men, even with military experience, go up against about a hundred, but because it is never explained how a drug dealer operating in a small town is able to assemble a hundred men and so much hardware. Rich Hill, of "Deathstalker" fame, doesn't show much personality an a lead; the sweet Katt Shea does, but her part is largely thankless. * out of 4.


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