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Skeleton Coast (1988)

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An elderly American soldier arrives in Angola, where he has organised an audacious mission to spring his son, an imprisoned CIA agent, out of a heavily fortified stronghold.

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Elia
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Tohsiro
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Opal
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Armand
Larry Taylor ...
Robbins
Jonathan Rands ...
Michael Smith
Rudi De Jager ...
Luit. Schmidt
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An elderly American soldier arrives in Angola, where he has organised an audacious mission to spring his son, an imprisoned CIA agent, out of a heavily fortified stronghold. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Coast of Skeletons  »

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Both Ernest Borgnine and Herbert Lom were born in the same year, 1917, never retired from acting, lived to be 95 and died within two months of each other -- 25 years after the making of "Skeleton Coast" -- in 2012. See more »

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A film of pure magic.
15 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the greatest illusions I have ever witnessed - It managed to make my interest disappear right before my very eyes. Astounding! The acting made my hair stand on end (without any wires) and at one point I must have been hypnotised, because to this day I still haven't been able to recall anything redeeming about this film. There was some discreet mind-misdirecting going on during the act, I mean film, because my mind didn't just begin to wander, it took a bus halfway through the film and didn't turn up until the next morning. Conjuring Oliver Reed up in this film was a pretty clever gimmick as well. The penultimate showpiece was a "sleight of hand" trick: where I gave 36p of my money (via Amazon) for this DVD and never saw the cash again - simply amazing! All these of were mere parlour tricks though, compared to the final, and best trick of all... the one where I sawed the disc in half!


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