A tough ex-US Marine journalist battles against time to save the lives of thousands of innocent people after uncovering a complex terrorist plot.

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Mike Anderson (Dolph Lundgren), a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands in the action thriller "Cover Up". Despatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an overseas US naval base, Anderson, a leading investigative journalist and ex-US marine, finds himself back on familiar ground. Instinct makes him question the official CIA explanation that cites an unknown terrorist group called Black October. Alone, and armed only with his combat training and determination to uncover the truth, he sets out to expose a complex and dangerous political web. Anderson quickly discovers he can trust no-one. Renewing a fiery affair with his ex-Iover Susan Clifford, now the US Embassy press attachee, he soon finds himself confronting an old adversary, CIA boss Lou Jackson. And when his former marine colleague Colonel John Cooper is murdered moments... Written by anonymous

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If the lies don't kill you, the truth will. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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The picture was incidentally produced before the Gulf War started. In France, the distributor delayed the release by six months because of the conflict. See more »

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"If the lies don't kill you the truth will" – The truth is that this movie sucks
28 December 2014 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren ("Rocky 4") and Louis Gossett Jr ("Officer and gentleman") reunite. After fun action movie "Punisher" this stinky little thriller is massive disappointment. Robert Cettl argues in his 2009 book "Terrorism in American cinema: an analytical filmography, 1960-2008" that the film reveals an alarmingly realist insight into US-Middle Eastern politics and terrorism since the 2000s, dealing with a al-Qaeda-esque terrorist organization and the conspiracy theories that some believe the US government is using the Middle East as a cover-up. Maybe it's true , maybe not. The movie still sucks.

Lundgren wanted this movie to be different than his earlier movies. I really understand the need to make something else than action movie , I really do. However Lundgren simply isn't convincing as a journalist , much less as a journalist that can't fight (it's simply unbelievable that someone looking like Lundgren wouldn't know how to fight). Lundgren is also not bad action movie star , but when you put him in a role that REALLY requires acting skills (like the one here) he will be painless to watch. Louis Gossett Jr is here reliable as always.

The plot here is incredibly simplistic and predictable. It's annoying that "Cover up" never really explains why and how something are happening here. There is very little action and it's definitely forgettable. Only the suspenseful climax with ambiguous ending is somewhat memorable.

"Cover up" is slow , dull , actionless and just plain bad. I give it 1/10.


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