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aka Company 2: Sacrifices
petershelleyau from Sydney, Australia
19 January 2003
A follow up to Under Cover aka The Company(1991. Linda Purl is again Kate
Del 'Amico, National Intelligence Agent who travels to Kuwait in 1990 to
investigate the possibility of an Iraqi invasion. When it is discovered
the Iraqi's plan to launch a missile of chemical warfare, the Agency must
sacrifice trainee Sam Hamadi (Jesse Borrego) in order for the missile site
to be pinpointed.
Purl's only memorable moments here are a closeup of her asleep looking
lovely, and when she attacks an Iraqi soldier with a stick.
The teleplay by Thania St John includes a mercenary Bing Tupper (Randolph
Mantooth) who is said to be the son of Bing Crosby, and amusing lines
to GW Bailey as Director Waugh, head of the NIA. These include `snuggle
tighter than an old maid on her honeymoon', `The White House is in the
and they're blaming us for throwing the switch', `they sold their pigs and
now they're screaming for bacon', and when told of the rabbitfever that
Iraqi's plan to use as weaponry `It takes a sick morally unsound society
come up with something like this', to which he is told `We (the Americans)
Apart from a cameo by Salome Jens as an Israeli intelligence officer Ruth
Hausman, director Michael Fresco presents this lugubrious narrative
ploddingly, with some campy multiple zoom shots in a climax.
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