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Hangmen (1987)

Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay undercover by his supervisor Andrews. ... See full summary »
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Rob Greene (as Rick Washburne)
Dog Thomas ...
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Danny Greene
J. Christian Ingvordsen ...
Bone Conn
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Lisa Edwards
David Henry Keller ...
Andrews
Dan Lutsky ...
Joe Connelly
Dan Golden ...
Reynolds (as Sam Silver)
Robert Khaleel ...
Draff
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Moe Boone
Kosmo Vinyl ...
Kosmo
Stu Day ...
Keeper
Dick Biel ...
Sen. Biel
Amanda Zinsser ...
Caroline Fosterian
Frank Pechillo ...
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Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay undercover by his supervisor Andrews. Connelly's men try to kill Greene, but he can escape and warns his son Danny that he also may be in danger and that he should look for Dog Thompson, an old military friend of Greene's. Together with Thompson and Bone Conn, another ex-soldier, Danny tries to escape Connelly's henchmen. Meanwhile, Connelly figures that Danny's friend Lisa would make a good target in order to get Danny and also his father. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Sandra Bullock's film debut. See more »

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A member of an assassination team is being pursued down a hall by one of the senator's security detail. Between them, five people step out of an elevator into the hallway. The bad guy turns and fires his gun in their direction - only two shots - as they all dive or fall to the floor, before the security man guns him down. In the next shot, all 5 bystanders are on the floor, either dead or dying, with pools of blood visible below three of them. See more »

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Dog Thompson: Y'know, I know this really sounds like a whine, but ah... I like aggressive women!
[Shoots back]
Dog Thompson: D'you like fat guys?
Mrs. Black: Yeaaaaah... I like them dead!
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Even worse than expected
27 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Notable only as the acting debut of future big-time Hollywood starlet, Sandra Bullock, this ludicrous action flick is so full of holes that one might easily suspect termite infestation. The storyline is incomprehensible and very poorly thought out. The production values stink of cheese. In fact, a total LACK of production values would have been better...at least the film might have seemed grittier that way. The ADR is laughably bad and omni-present in the film. It's debatable as to whether or not ANY of the dialogue tracks from the actual shoot were used.

The performances are, for the most part, horrible, though there are a few exceptions. In those exceptions, however, the performances are undermined by the fact that the director was obviously giving the actors poor direction and making them act completely out of character at times. (i.e. characters going from passive to panicked in the blink of an eye. Bad Direction.) Also, the constant "weapon sound effects" (magazines being loaded, slides being cocked, etc.) are completely overused and, more often than not, totally out of sync with the on-screen actions. Add to this cheesy "Bad Guy" vocal distortion for the lead villain (mainly so that you KNOW he's the villain in this incomprehensible mess of a film), and you have a recipe for disaster.

The situations in the film go well beyond standard "suspension of disbelief" and become downright laughable. One lead character spends a good portion of the film tied to a chair before he DECIDES to use the butterfly knife tucked in his sock in order to free himself. So, my questions are...why didn't he do this sooner, and why does he even HAVE the butterfly knife. He wasn't searched? RIGHT. This is one of a hundred examples of completely ludicrous situations which have somehow been crammed into this 90-minute package.

In whole, "The Hangmen" plays like an unbearably bad R-rated TV movie from the '80s. If not for the subsequent success of Sandra Bullock, this would have NEVER found its way to DVD. But it has, so my only advice is to steer clear. Watching this film may actually impair your IQ.


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