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Laser Mission (1989)

Mercenary Gold is sent from the CIA to seize the laser expert Braun in Cuba, before the KGB catches him. A recently stolen giant diamond could be used together with Braun's knowledge to ... See full summary »

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Richard Cox ...
Calloway
Graham Clarke ...
Col. Kalishnakov
Gerry de Somma ...
Ernesto
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Braun's Daughter
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Eckhardt
Mark Hodgetts ...
Pilot
Pierre Knoesen ...
Manuel (as Pierre Knoessen)
Karl Johnson ...
Prentice
Maureen Lahoud ...
Roberta
Ramolao Makhene ...
Customs Official (as Ramalao Makhene)
Petro Mchunu ...
Eckhardt's Team
Vic Mundy ...
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Mercenary Gold is sent from the CIA to seize the laser expert Braun in Cuba, before the KGB catches him. A recently stolen giant diamond could be used together with Braun's knowledge to construct a laser cannon which could bring power over the whole world. Who will succeed: CIA or KGB - or none of them? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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David Hasselhoff was originally considered for the role of Michael Gold. See more »

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When the Colonel's thug aims and fires his Mauser pistol, it is obvious that there is no magazine fitted to it. See more »

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Prof. Braun: You see, with the Varbeek diamond and my laser, I can create a nuclear weapon.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Mercenary Man
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Written by David Knopfler
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At least it only cost $1!
9 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

While roaming the dollar DVD bin recently, I picked out this 1990 action movie that stars the late Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee's son. The only movie from Brandon that I had previously seen is probably the only movie of his that you've seen, 1994's "The Crow," which made him a star but cost him his life. He was shot to death during filming of that movie by an improperly loaded gun. I knew that he had done a few minor movies before that but had never seen any.

I'm not endorsing "Laser Mission." From the opening credits I could tell that it was very cheaply done. And, at least on this DVD, the audio is about a full second behind the visual! The movie is about a maverick government agent named Michael Gold (played by Lee), who goes on a mission to save a scientist named Braun (Ernest Borgnine), who is being forced by the Soviets to build a nuclear weapon, combining a laser with a huge diamond. Great stuff! Brandon's acting is okay, as is Borgnine's. I like Brandon's sarcastic wit. But much of the rest of the acting is pretty amateur, especially that of his character's love interest, Alissa (Debi Monahan) who might pass for a decent porno actress.

The action scenes aren't bad for a low budget movie but the script is weak and loaded with '80s action movie clichés. And it's especially humorous to see Alissa - who looks and acts like a typical blonde, air headed bimbo - joining Michael in blowing away dozens of bad guys! She also does some pretty impressive driving - in a peace wagon, no less - while Michael blows away still more bad guys from the back seat!

But there are two things that make the movie worth the dollar for me. One is that parts of it are so bad that they're hilarious, including one time when Brandon and a guy who he's fighting both fall off of a building about 30 feet high and Brandon lands just gets up and walks away! The other guy wasn't so lucky, falling on the spikes of a fence and dying.

And the other thing I love about the movie is the music, done by none other than David Knopfler of Dire Straits. He has one straight ahead rocker that is played during the opening credits, closing credits and several times in between. I guess they were either on a tight budget so they could afford little music or they really loved that song! I think it's played six times during the movie!

I'm pretty sure that's the only vocal song in the movie. The instrumental stuff is great, too. I detect a little Pink Floyd influence in David's music.

One other note of unintentional humor from "Laser Mission," in the movie, Brandon's character wants the mission so bad that he's not doing it for the money. Yet the aforementioned song that's featured over and over is titled "Mercenary Man!" 3/10


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