7 user 8 critic

Strike Commando 2 (1988)

Trappola diabolica (original title)
Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds in return for his release. Michael, reluctantly aided by local ... See full summary »


(as Vincent Dawn), (uncredited)


(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | War | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

While operating behind enemy lines, Sgt. Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Reb Brown, Christopher Connelly, Louise Kamsteeg
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A clone/mix of PREDATOR and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni
Double Target (1987)
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After several American and British military personnel are killed in suicide attacks throughout southeast Asia, the U.S. begins to suspect a plot by the Vietnam government. To uncover the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Donald Pleasence, Bo Svenson
Scalps (1987)
Western | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The commander of a Texan fort in the Civil War refuses to surrender to the Northerners, and tries to buy the local Indian tribe chief's daughter. The sage man refuses, and the Southerners ... See full summary »

Directors: Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei
Stars: Vassili Karis, Mapi Galán, Alberto Farnese
Cop Game (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the final days of the Vietnam War, someone is killing the officers of the elite Cobra Force. Two undercover M.P.'s are assigned to the case. The trail leads from the streets of Saigon to the war zone.

Director: Bruno Mattei
Stars: Brent Huff, Max Laurel, Romano Puppo
Bianco Apache (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Outlaws attack a band of settlers and kill everyone except a pregnant woman who's rescued by a band of Indians. The woman dies giving birth but Chief White Bear adopts her male baby, naming... See full summary »

Directors: Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei
Stars: Sebastian Harrison, Lola Forner, Alberto Farnese
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When gold is found on Sioux lands, crooked men attempt to provoke the Sioux into a war with the army and the prospectors.

Director: John Hough
Stars: Richard Harris, Michael Beck, Ana De Sade
Martin's Day (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too - a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn
Ravagers (1979)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Turkel
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 19th century London, a young girl falls for a famous womanizing criminal and they decide to get married. Her family strongly disapproves so her father "the king of thieves" gets the gangster arrested.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Harris, Julia Migenes
The Hero (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Richard Harris portrays Eitan, yesterday's football hero waiting for tomorrow. A man who has nothing left but guts. He consults the unheroic prospects of having to find a new profession and... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Harris, Uri Zohar
Stars: Richard Harris, Romy Schneider, Kim Burfield
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put... See full summary »

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis
Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson


Credited cast:
Mary Stavin ...
Rosanna Boom
Maj. Vic Jenkins
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ...
Jimmy (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ...
Kelly Sellers (as Alex McBride)
Vic Diaz ...
Huan To
Mel Davidson ...
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Smuggler Leader (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Najid Jadali


Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds in return for his release. Michael, reluctantly aided by local tough-girl Rosanna Boom, is dispatched by the CIA to recapture Jenkins and put a stop to his heroin-smuggling captors. But not all is as it appears... Written by Scott Lister

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Action | Adventure | War


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

17 August 1988 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Comando mercenarios  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


In the early draft of screenplay Brent Huff's character was tortured in many other ways. He was, for example, held in the cesspit full of pig's excrement, as well as whipped and beaten with a bamboo sticks. In the first draft of script Ransom was interrogated for more than two weeks. See more »


Michael Ransom: I've come to kill you.
Vic Jenkins: You can't kill me. You owe me your life.
See more »


Follows Strike Commando (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews


I bet most of you reading this are baffled by the fact tht they made a sequel to that wretched film, Strike Commando. Well while I agree that Strike Commando was one of the worst action movies ever, it also has to be one of the most unintentionally hilarious films ever. Reb Brown's over-the-top performance and plenty of plot holes, terrible music, and stolen scenes from Rambo: First Blood Part 2 made for quite an enjoyable and memorable experience. Hence, the film was successful enough at least for producer Franco Gaudenzi to finance a series of similar rip-off action films like Double Target, Cop Game, Robowar, and eventually a full-fledged sequel.

Brent Huff stars this time around as Michael Ransom, who in a very Apocalypse Now -fashion wakes up one morning and peers through his window blinds in his shabby apartment. Of course some army bigwigs drop by to charge him with a special mission to rescue his old war buddy Richard Harris (The Cassandra Crossing). Now this is the strangest aspect about this film; how the heck did Richard Harris end up in a Bruno Mattei film? In a recent interview, Harris claimed to be retired at the time when this film was produced, but there he is plain as day! Anyway, Huff saves Harris from the CIA only for Harris to be kidnapped by a KGB agent Mel Davidson (who actually seems more like the Gestapo guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark than anything else) and his army of ninjas. Here, the plot gets downright silly as Huff tries to buy back Harris with some diamonds while he hooks up with local tough-girl Mary Stavin (The Opponent) in what must be the worst female performance I have seen! Anyway, Harris ends up working for the bad guys in the end, so that leaves Huff and Stavin to go on the war path and kill as many communists as possible while retrieving the diamonds.

Lots of well-done slow motion explosions highlight this completely typical late-80's Mattei action film with its fair share of amusing moments. Although the film does simultaneously rip off Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Predator, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, AND Romancing the Stone, the funniest aspect has to be how Mattei cranked up the camera speed for all the fight scenes to make them look faster. The results are downright hilarious and fake-looking, with Huff and the ninjas zipping around like the keystone cops. The final battle between Huff and Davidson is particularly hilarious in this way since it looks like they recorded this scene in fast forward! Of course with every Mattei film there's a good share of ripped-off scenes, like the woman drinking-contest scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and one part where a big thug jumps out with a sword only for Huff to shoot him like nothing.

This film was made almost simultaneously with about seven other Bruno Mattei films, somewhere after Zombi 3 and Double Target, but before Robowar and Cop Game, judging by which stock footage appears in which film. Most of the explosions in this movie went on to be reused in Robowar and Cop Game (especially Cop Game, which was about 40% stock footage anyhow). Even though this film tries so hard to come off as serious, one can't help but laugh at the many inept moments which litter the film. Huff and Harris are good actors, but both kinda sleepwalk through their roles. The supporting cast is fairly good as well, with Massimo Vanni (1990: The Bronx Warriors, Fearless) as a CIA agent and Ottaviano Dell'Acqua (Rats: Nights of Terror, Cut and Run) as one of the bad guys. I enjoyed the movie mostly because of the good musical score by Stefano Mainetti but also in part because Bruno blows stuff up real good. The ending is unddeniably exciting once the exploding happens and doesn't let up until the cheese-fest finale.

A rare treat if you can find it, though it's not nearly as hilariously bad as its predecessor. This film does contain one of the most memorable quotes from a Mattei/Fragasso film...

KGB agent - "I hate women!" Girl - "So you're into guys then?" KGB agent - "I also hate fags!"

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I uploaded this onto Youtube Thamauturge
Torture scene esterabraciak
Discuss Strike Commando 2 (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: