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Kommando Leopard (1985)

 |  Action  |  20 April 1986 (Italy)
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A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »

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Silveira
Cristina Donadio ...
Maria
Manfred Lehmann ...
Padre Julio
John Steiner ...
Smithy
Hans Leutenegger ...
Capitan
Thomas Danneberg ...
José
Francis Derosa ...
Hidalgo
Alan C. Walker ...
Emiliano
Julio Rodrigo ...
Pablito
Rene Abadeza ...
Hector (as René Abadeza)
Subas Herrero ...
Homoza (as Subas Herrera)
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Michael James
Brand Navarro ...
Jaime
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A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a small group of guerillas fights against the violent government... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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Hard as stone soldiers of fortune fighting to survive

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20 April 1986 (Italy)  »

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Commando Leopard  »

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CHF 15,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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At an estimated 15 million in Swiss Francs, this was up to the time the most expensive Swiss-budgeted film. Approximately half the budget went into the miniature special effects. See more »

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Not bad for a mid-80s B-movie
3 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Commando Leopard is cheesy but enthusiastic action trash for the most part. It's not extremely different from any other jungle-set, exploitation war movie from the 1980's. However, it does have 3 notable elements: First, the photography shows occasional flourishes of style that you wouldn't expect in a cheap 80s action b-movie. It's shot in 2.35:1 widescreen and every so often you get an artfully composed shot, a low angle "hero pose" image (which are far more common to big budget post-1990 action movies!), or a visceral over-the-shoulder camera angle on the gun play. The photography is nothing spectacular as a whole, but it does give the film an intermittent visual slickness that sets it apart from the bland coverage common to 1980's B-movie cinematography. Second, legendary actor Klaus Kinski is in the movie. Third, Commando Leopard is quite ambitious with at least 3 large-scale destruction/explosion scenes. There's a sense of enthusiasm to the affair that makes it easy to watch. Overall, it's one of the better examples of low-budget, exploitation film-making in the genre and era.


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