MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 30,812 this week

Code Name Vengeance (1987)

3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 50 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The wife and daughter of the president of an African state were kidnapped by terrorists. The American embassador tries to liberate them and reactivates therefore an agent who is in prison ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5585 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1695 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 4449 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Code Name Vengeance (1987)

Code Name Vengeance (1987) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Code Name Vengeance.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Last Call (1991)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

As a little girl, Cindy had to witness how the shady estate agent Jason Laurence killed her mother. In the 22 years since then, he was never called to account for this crime. So Cindy ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: William Katt, Shannon Tweed, Joseph Campanella
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An American military advisor becomes disillusioned by the brutality and corruption of the Central American government which hired him. When his shift in sympathies becomes known, he's ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Gallardo
Stars: Reb Brown, Shannon Tweed, Kahlena Marie
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.

Director: Robert Boris
Stars: Sela Ward, Martin Kove, Ronny Cox
Cold Sweat (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Harvey
Stars: Ben Cross, Adam Baldwin, Shannon Tweed
Space Mutiny (1988)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.

Directors: David Winters, Neal Sundstrom
Stars: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law, James Ryan
Possessed by the Night (Video 1994)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Several subplots revolve around story of mutant embryo in jar that exercises control over the lives of those who come into contact with it.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Ted Prior, Sandahl Bergman
Modern Vampires (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A borderline fascistic Dr. Van Helsing unwittingly hires crack smoking gang-bangers to pursue the decadent vampires who secretly control Hollywood and the United States.

Director: Richard Elfman
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Rod Steiger
Racquet (1979)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Centred around a former tennis champ who swings with the girls and volleying straight sets with the rich and famous while set on owning his own tennis court.

Director: David Winters
Stars: Bert Convy, Lynda Day George, Edie Adams
Model by Day (TV Movie 1993)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lady X is a woman who works during the day as a model but turns into a fighter for justice at night with the help of her karate master Chang.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Famke Janssen, Stephen Shellen, Clark Johnson
Dead by Dawn (1998)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

It was the best of times... When Tim Marsh has a chance encounter with old high school buddy Don White, his life changes forever. Tim and his wife Wendy quickly find themselves drawn into ... See full summary »

Director: James Salisbury
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Ferrell, Ted Prior
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A group of men are told that they have won an "erotic vacation" at a fantasy island. In reality, they are being lured to the island by women they have wronged, and once there they are ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Marnham
Stars: Merete Van Kamp, Robert Lipton, Shannon Tweed
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Rebecca Mathis is a sex therapist. One of her patients is found dead. At first it is presumed he died of a heart attack, but it was murder. The detective investigating the murder falls for ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Lanoff
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Gary Hudson, Michelle Moffett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Monroe Bieler
...
Sam
...
Dutch
...
Harry Applegate
Kevin Brophy ...
Chuck
James Ryan ...
Tabrak
Edit

Storyline

The wife and daughter of the president of an African state were kidnapped by terrorists. The American embassador tries to liberate them and reactivates therefore an agent who is in prison at that moment. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Their mission: Rescue. Their weapon: Bieler


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Code Name Hellfire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in That's Action (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oh man oh man!
26 October 2002 | by (Your local IHOP) – See all my reviews

Since I just saw this on local cable, and that I'm the first to write a comment here, I'd guess that not too many people have seen this spectacular movie!

No really! The producers, and the 'star' Ginty, must have decided that things like 'plot', 'characterization', and 'narrative' were all either overrated or outdated concepts holding back true filmmaking with their stodgy and rigid definitions of 'cinema'. There have been other films that have shirked the conventions of the masses in such a fashion, like 'Silent Assassins', 'The Destroyers', and almost anything starring Micheal Dudikoff, that brilliant man.

Is it fair to say that Ginty is a poor man's Barry Bostwick? Not to Ginty! He's more like a Barry Bostwick stand-in that you'd find discarded, and a little beat up, in some 10 for a dollar bargain bin in a local arts and crafts store. That's right -- you could probably cobble together your own Ginty with random odds and ends that you have laying in between your couch cushions. You'd need a lot of hair, though, to approximate the whole 'Whoa dude -- are you a shag rug?' reaction that most people have to Ginty when they first see him. Actually, if you did this, the resultant lint-and-ear wax monster might actually have some life, and deliver its lines without Ginty's trademark 'flat delivery'. Which means that anyone else in the world who said lines in a script would interject some of their own personality into them -- except for Ginty. Ginty is the acting equivalent of absolute vacuum, which is to say that the lines come out of his mouth with no urging, and simply exist with no inflection or modification possible. If you've seen him (oh, I don't know, probably not in this, but maybe 'WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD'!!) then I hope you know what I'm talking about. Maybe I've just watched too much Ginty!

Oh, the movie? Tremendous. I guarantee that your jaw will be agape as Ginty slips out of his jail cell during . . . some fracass that causes everyone to NOT LOOK AT GINTY!!! And then you'll see lots of grenades and explosions, sometimes where people are, and sometimes killing them or dummies hurled out of train cars. And even though this is Qatar, or 'Katar' as the movie lists it, watch in awe as Ginty immediately comes into possession of a suit and tie, and goes to some strip-club. He briefly watches a honey-roasted aerobics instructor shimmy (sorry, it's not really 'stripping') in terror, and then meets up with Shannon Tweed. Now Ginty is of course irresistable to women (just ask Persis Khambata . . . if you could find her), and so they dance slowly to poor 80's pop before they !get it on! in some room. Gotta wonder how Tweed restrained herself from asking if Ginty was actually some sort of ambulatory shag carpet . . . Oh, and this is within the first fifteen minutes of the movie!!! Awesome!

And then there's shooting! And killing! Lots! Some dudes in black get-ups and turbans appear! Ginty ain't gonna have none of that though, and how! You'll be blown away by his nonchalant attitude to death as he shoots in random directions and, every time, manages to shoot a guy off a roof! Amazing! Someone should have told those black-robed guys not to stand on roofs around Ginty!

The producers did make some concessions to filmmaking standards though, as there's enough plot for Ginty to be the good guy and be an American to boot, but, it really fades in comparison to the whole 'Black-robed dude turns corner, get shot by Ginty' aspect of the movie.

Well, gotta go. Tired of saying Ginty. But remember -- the shag rug you see walking down the street might not be a magical carpet; it just might be the most brilliant actor any human has ever seen - GINTY!!


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Code Name Vengeance (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?