MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,281 this week

Red Scorpion (1988)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  21 April 1989 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 5,554 users  
Reviews: 50 user | 54 critic

A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 15 Sep 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 27 Sep 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 45 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Red Scorpion" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Scorpion (1988)

Red Scorpion (1988) on IMDb 4.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Scorpion.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Men of War (1994)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

Director: Perry Lang
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong
Dark Angel (1990)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley
Pentathlon (1994)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.

Director: Bruce Malmuth
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, David Soul, Renée Coleman
Army of One (1993)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

Director: Vic Armstrong
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, George Segal, Kristian Alfonso
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Detective Chris Kenner was orphaned as a child as his father was in the service and was killed and lived in Japan. Now he is on the trail of ruthless Yakuza leader named Yoshido, who helped... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

Director: Frédéric Forestier
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Sarrazin, Montel Williams
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A CIA agent gets caught up in political intrigue after he gets brought in to solve the murder of a Cuban ambassador.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Maruschka Detmers, Assumpta Serna
The Minion (1998)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Piché
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Françoise Robertson, Roc LaFortune
The Punisher (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An elite group of "soldiers" are assigned the job of infultrating a right-wing militia group. Each team member has unique skills (what's new ?). The right wingers have a heavily guarded ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kennedy
Stars: Matt McColm, John Savage, Jennifer Rubin
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Valerie Chow
Agent Red (2000)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Captain Matt Hendricks and Dr. Linda Christian are locked in a submarine with Russian terrorists that threaten to launch a chemical virus on US territory.

Directors: Damian Lee, Jim Wynorski
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Meilani Paul, Aleksandr Kuznetsov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
...
Dewey Ferguson
...
Kallunda Kintash
...
General Vortek
...
Col. Zayas
Alex Colon ...
Mendez
...
Sgt. Krasnov
Ruben Nthodi ...
Ango Sundata
Vuzi Dibukwana ...
Guerilla Officer
James Mthoba ...
Guerilla Officer
Dinky Motsemme ...
Guerilla Officer
Ernest Ndhlovu ...
Guerilla Guard / Guerilla (as Ernest Ndlovu)
Thapelo Mofokeng ...
Guerilla (as Thapeld Mofokeng)
Mxolisi Hulana ...
Guerilla
Nicky Rebelo ...
Occupation Officer
Edit

Storyline

A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

russian | agent | showdown | cuban | combat | See All (74) »

Taglines:

They think they control him. Think again... See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crveni škorpion  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,192,440 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (cinema release)

Sound Mix:

(4 channels)| (France)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The initial budget was about $8 million but ended up at $16 million with all the delays and production issues. See more »

Goofs

When Lt. Nikolai Rachenko is lifting the truck out of the ground in the final battle be props his gun up leaning on the truck. As he lifts, you can notice the gun sliding off; and in the next shot, its back standing up. See more »

Quotes

[after escaping from torture, he turns towards the woman taking notes]
Lt. Nikolai: Take a memo to General Vortek.
[She gulps and nods]
Lt. Nikolai: Subject: Escape. Message: I am *still* Spetsnaz!
See more »


Soundtracks

Good Golly Miss Molly
Performed by Little Richard
Words & Music by John Marascalco (as Marascalco) and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Blackwell)
Courtesy of Specialty Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Great movie
7 April 2004 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

It's a fantastic movie and very touching. It may appear 'slow' at times, but bear with it, because it's well worth it. I love the switching. First he's on the soviets side, then pretends to be on the african side, go back to the soviets only to be tortured and then escapes to re-join the african rebels. The theme music for this movie is FANTASTIC. The best scene is after Dolph blows off the Cuban commanders arm; he is outside firing a heavy machine gun (in slow motion with the theme song playing in the background). That part may only be 5 seconds long, but it's the best part in my opinion.


17 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funded by pro-apartheid South African military henriennui
Widescreen DVD? currychip
That bushman guy is great in this NinjaJoe
Unrated DVD or BluRay? zombiepolizist
Gun Questions Bullitt19D
How was his russian? slapnutz777
Discuss Red Scorpion (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?