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Release Date:
19 June 1986 (West Germany) See more »
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Capturing this freedom fighter was their biggest mistake!
Plot:
An ex-Green Beret visits one of his army buddies, and finds himself involved in his friend's scheme to smuggle arms into a turbulent South American country. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
David Winters 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maria Dante 
David Winters 

Produced by
André Djaoui .... executive producer
Angel Flores Marini .... producer
Howard Goldfarb .... executive producer
David Winters .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jesse Frederick 
Jeff Koz 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas F. Denove  (as Tom Denove)
 
Film Editing by
Ned Humphreys 
 
Casting by
Barbara Hanley 
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
Richard N. McGuire 
 
Art Direction by
Francisco Magallón 
Richard N. McGuire  (as Richard McGuire)
 
Set Decoration by
Eva Gibra 
 
Costume Design by
Lennie Barin 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
June Brickman .... makeup artist
Pam Pieteman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Luigi Cingolani .... executive in charge of production
Eduardo Danel .... production manager
Paul Joseph .... executive in charge of production (as Joseph A. Paul)
Yazmin Riquenes .... unit manager
Yazmin Riquenes .... unit production manager
Randolf Turrow .... production manager (as Randy Turrow)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
BJ Davis .... second unit director
Cary Glieberman .... first assistant director
Gary Glinessman .... first assistant director
Irwin Marcus .... second assistant director
Randy Meltser .... first assistant director
Maxwell Meltzer .... first assistant director
Richard Mussel .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gary R. Bailard .... props (as Gary Bailard)
 
Sound Department
Cynthia Dittman .... boom operator
Jim Hilton .... sound mixer
William Hooper .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects
Jill LaMarca .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator
Tom Morga .... stunts
Ronald C. Ross .... stunt coordinator (as Ron Ross)
Sonny Shields .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin L. D'Arcy .... still photographer (as Robin D'Arcy)
Billy Dickson .... first assistant camera (as Bill Dickson)
Joseph Gutt .... second assistant camera
Sven Kirsten .... first assistant camera
Michael LaViolette .... electrician
Gregory T. Matkosky .... second assistant camera (as Gregory Matkosky)
Jon Maxwell .... electrician
Bruce Morgan .... electrician
Roger Olkowski .... gaffer
Chuck Wells .... best boy (as Charles Wells)
George Wells .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lennie Barin .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Mark Weiss .... first assistant editor
Bill Wilner .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Eddie Del Boccio .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Ronnie Moure .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Daniele Allen .... production secretary
Bob Gallagher .... production assistant
Robert Graves .... production assistant
John Kelly .... craft service
Meredith Kibbee .... script supervisor
Donald Sapala .... production assistant
Luke Walter .... assistant to the production
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mission: Kill" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
No Originality, Lots of Action and Violence, 26 January 2008
Author: webstergrayson from United States

This is a fairly standard 80's style action movie, with nothing to distinguish it from others of its kind. Although reasonably entertaining while it lasts thanks to a fair amount of action and a fast pace, it is, overall, a ridiculous and below average action pick.

Robert Ginty, best known for the 1980 cult classic "The Exterminator," her plays a vengeful Vietnam Veteran (way to broaden your horizon, Bob), who assists rebel forces in a fictional Central American country after his buddy is killed running guns into the nation so as to provide aid for the rebels. The story is as ridiculous as one would expect; Robert Ginty plays a sort of superman who single handedly leads the struggling rebellion towards success. Of course, nobody wants to see an action movie called "Mission Kill" and have it be entirely believable, but the movie is so self serious and overly dramatic that it just can't get away with such a ludicrous premise.

In addition to the typically ridiculous and entirely forgettable premise, Ginty's performance is also bland and unmemorable, as is most of the cast. Only Sandy Baron stands out as the zealous reporter responsible for getting Ginty's efforts as a rebel leader recognized by the public.

The actions sequences aren't really anything special either; however, they are enough to keep the movie from getting boring throughout its runtime. If anything, this movie is reasonably entertaining, thanks to a fast moving plot and lots violent action.

Although it isn't boring, "Mission... Kill" certainly isn't memorable, with a plot that manages to be both preposterous and overly dramatic, stereotypical characters and generally lousy performances. Action fans ought to be able to get some enjoyment out of the movie, but honestly, considering the number of excellent action movies available, there really isn't much reason to be watching a mediocre one like this.

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