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Counterforce (1988)
"Escuadrón" (original title)

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A team of specialists is dispatched to protect the leader of a Middle Eastern country from a neighboring dictator who has designs on his country.

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Credited cast:
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Koura
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Sutherland
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Enric Cervera
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Roxana
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The Dictator
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Ballard
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Kassar
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Vince Colby
Robert Millar ...
Baines
Josep Minguell ...
Selim
Betty Moran ...
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Harris
Enrique Rubio ...
Hasson
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When an Arab dictator is running wild, the U.S. intelligence community back the opposition leader. When a few attempts are made on the dictator, he blames the opposition leader and sets out to kill him. When the U.S. learns of this they send in a team to protect the opposition leader. Written by <rcs4811@yehey.com>

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Manly action adventure
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One look at the VHS box art and potential viewers should recognize what's what when it comes to Counterforce. No A-list actors, no pretentious title, no budget, just pure B-movie fun. Sure, the film lacks polish and the acting is stiff, but it makes up for it in heart. This is like old school G.I. Joe where the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, with nary a shade of gray in sight. Jorge (George) Rivero, who co-starred with John Wayne in Rio Lobo, was sort of Mexico's Steve Reeves, not many Mexican actors at the time were in his kind of physical shape (the gym scene where the entire Counterforce is pumping iron is priceless). His English is quite good and his chiseled features made him a natural to star as the leader of Counterforce. Hugo Stiglitz stars as the villain here and he also appeared in Mexican cinema, most notably in a Jaws ripoff titled "Tintorera". Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Vigilante) again plays a terrorist type as he did 2 years earlier in Chuck Norris' Delta Force. Action classic? Of course not. Silly fun? Absolutely.


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