Colonel Hogan is a ruthless former military officer who trains a large group of former U.S. Servicement as mercenaries by having them hunt down and kill people they abduct off the streets of Los Angeles. Hogan's greedy financier Michaelson threatens Hogan to speed up the mens training or he will pull the plug on Hogan's training camp. However, Hogan and his men meet their match when their latest kidnap victim turns out to be a tough gung-ho marine named Mike Danton who despite being unarmed and hunted, he manages to decimate Hogan's men in detail. Frustrated Hogan, his tough right-hand man Thornton and personal assistant Sybil kidnap Danton's wife Jaimy to force him in the open, while Jaimy's retired police detective father tries to track down her and Danton who finds an unlikely ally in the form of a former marine buddy named Cooper who wants to help him take on all of Hogan's men. Written by
How did we see this? Stu took his then bird off down Blockbuster to get a film for the night. She was looking at The Shawshank Redemption and he was was checking the bargain bucket when he was faced with a choice of DP or The Hills have Eyes 3. He brought it back home and said 'Lads I got you this'. As we had nothing to do that night as skint students we eventually stuck it on whilst Stu retired to his room with his bird. Within 5 minutes of it going on he's come outside to see what we are crying with laughter at. His bird was immediately left on her own whilst 6 of us watched the funniest accidental comedy of all time. This film is a classic. Anyone taking it seriously needs to have a word with themselves. How can anyone disregard a barefooted man in just a pair of shorts bringing down a helicopter with an explosion to rival Chernobyl? Consider the following as a taster (I don't want to spoil it for anyone). Danton is not spotted by an elite team of Army Vets despite hiding in a branchless tree only 5 yards up from their location. Now these guys are that good that the Colonel deduces from the wounds inflicted to two of his men that it's his old apprentice Danton. Consider that up until that point Danton had killed men by hitting them with tree stumps, bashing them horizontally against trees and goes on to kill more by the likes of putting a grenade down one mans pants. Now I'm no Vietnam Vet or anything but these types of techniques are somewhat contrived yet that's what the Colonel taught him 'Danton. Mike Danton?' 'That was the name on the mailbox. Do you know him?' 'Know him. I trained him'. Watch it. If you get a copy don't lend it to Fielder as you'll never see it again. $8 from ebay. Result.
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