The Rescue (1988)
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After a team of Navy Seals are captured by North Koreans upon completion of their mission, the children of the team embark on an attempt to rescue their parents using a rejected rescue plan. while not the best action movie ever made, the plot keeps chugging along at a comparatively quick pace. Not nearly as special-effects heavy as movies today, it still manages to hold my attention.
All in all, this movie is one to be enjoyed, especially if you have any knowledge of what it is like to have someone serving in the military.
The best thing about leading a rescue mission to North Korea is you can openly discus it on the Internet and they'll never know.
However, the Internet - prohibited or otherwise - did not exist at the time this action movie was filmed.
When their Navy SEAL fathers (James Cromwell, Timothy Carhart, Edward Albert) are imprisoned in North Korea for spying, Max (Marc Price), Shawn (Ned Vaughn), Adrian (Christine Harnos), Bobby (Ian Giatti) and J.J. (Kevin Dillon) adopt the Navy's abandoned rescue plan for themselves.
Despite difficulties, the teens manage to reach their fathers. Then with a stolen military uniform and co-opted fireworks display, they implement a stunning jailbreak.
While the heroes of this 1988 adventure are improbable, their actions are inspiring and their methods are amusing.
But most touching of all is the fact that these teenagers didn't just sneak into North Korea to borrow their dad's car keys.
For example, kids with no formal training who can shadow suspects, evade guards, slip into fortresses totally unnoticed, practice cover and concealment from professional soldiers without training at all....and much much more. See it to believe it, or rather, to disbelieve it. The only saving grace is somewhat okay acting from the young cast, though at times it is very grating to see them in such contrived settings.
Have to watch it once.
Look out for Skippy from Family Ties. The lesser Dillon brother was nominated for an award for this.
At no point are we privy to the escape plan. Apparently the actors weren't either. Brings back memories of Golan Globus, but in a bad way.
*Spoiler* You will see a concert T-shirt with The Boss.
Once the jets realized it wasn't the North Koreans, wouldn't they have escorted the plane?
I would put this movie in the same category as Iron Eagle and Red Dawn. No movie can be worse, honestly.
When I read these comments I was very surprised that many of the people even said it was an OK movie!
Oh, please, Hollywood, never ever make anything like this again.
(Ok, I haven't seen Battlefield: Earth yet)