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Scorpion (1986)

R | | Action | 6 May 1988 (Portugal)
American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub.

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Tonny Tulleners ...
Steve Woods
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Gifford Leese
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Gordon Thomas
Allen Williams ...
Phil Keller
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Jackie Wilemon
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Sam Douglas
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Joel / Noel G. Koch
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Mehdi
Tom McFadden ...
Lt. Woodman (as Thom McFadden)
Billy Hayes ...
Wolfgang Stoltz (as William J. Hayes)
Adam Pearson ...
Jack Devlin
Ari Barak ...
Hanis
Adam Ageli ...
1st Faued
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2nd Faued (as John La Zar)
Lisa Pontrelli ...
Leese's secretary
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When gun-wielding guerillas skyjack a Los Angeles airliner, the government calls in the one man who can get the job done. He's the Scorpion - a hardcore intelligence agent and the prime target of every country's hit list. The Scorpion defuses the skyjacking, but steps into an international scheme involving the assassination of a Faued, an imprisoned kingpin turned informant. When the Scorpion's lifelong friend and partner is killed, he unleashes his ultimate sting - avenging his buddy's death and finding Faued's killers before they find him. Written by Dario Smagata

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When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through.

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6 May 1988 (Portugal)  »

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Kodiko onoma: Skorpios  »

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Generic, yet entertaining, Crown International action cheese
17 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

An American secret agent called Scorpion is tasked with protecting a terrorist who is set to testify against his cohorts. The job goes wrong and Scorpion's childhood friend is killed in the process, he now has a personal agenda and hunts down the killers.

Scorpion is a typically low budgeted Crown International Pictures release. It's a martial arts action flick which is extremely generic. That said I did find it consistently entertaining so it gets pass marks from me. It does have a fairly non-descript leading man, who it seems wasn't really an actor to begin with and didn't go on to make any other films. Yet the film does have a sprinkling of other people you may recognise from other b-movies, most surprisingly to me was seeing John Lazar – who played the indescribable Z-Man in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) – appear in an utterly minor role late in the film. What a waste! Anyway, it was at least nice to see him pitch up in something else. Anyhow, for what it's worth the action in this one takes place in Spain and Hawaii, as well as mainland USA. There are quite a few fights and guns to ensure things remain interesting. All things considered, I thought this one was pretty good fun. Oh and I also thought the poignant 'shoving over the statue' scene was pretty funny.


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