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Red Scorpion (1988)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  21 April 1989 (USA)
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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 »

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Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
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Dewey
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Kallunda Kintash
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General Vortek
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Zayas
Alex Colon ...
Mendez
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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
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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

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russian | agent | combat | showdown | tribe | See more »

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

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Action | Adventure

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21 April 1989 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,192,440 (USA)
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Trivia

The "Mil-24 Hind" in reality is a Sikorsky S-62 modified to look like a gunship. The same helicopter was also used in the movie Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988). See more »

Goofs

During the first chase scene, a Russian soldier fires an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) at a truck. The soldier fires the weapon even though there is clearly no rocket inserted in the launcher. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Zayas: Are you out of your mind?
Lt. Nikolai: No. Just out of bullets.
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Jenny, Jenny
Performed by Little Richard and Enotris Johnson
Words & Music by Johnson & and Little Richard (as Penniman)
Courtesy of Specialty Records
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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.


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