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The Human Shield (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  27 March 1992 (Portugal)
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An ex-Marine who was hired to train Iraqi soldiers to fight Iran returns to Iraq as a CIA agent to free his brother, who has been imprisoned there by a renegade general.

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Doug Matthews
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Hanna Azoulay Hasfari ...
Lila Haddilh
Steve Inwood ...
Ali Dallal
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Tanzi
Avi Keidar ...
Sager
Geula Levy ...
Nanny
Gil Dagon ...
Daud
Michael Shillo ...
Joe Albalo
Roberto Pollack ...
Bashir (as Roberto Pollak)
Albert Iluz ...
Dallal's Driver
Jil Ben David ...
Dallal's Aide (as Gilles Ben-David)
Irving Kaplan ...
Sid Cromwell
Nagd Tarabshi ...
Ben's Guard
Ethan Londner ...
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An ex-Marine who was hired to train Iraqi soldiers to fight Iran returns to Iraq as a CIA agent to free his brother, who has been imprisoned there by a renegade general. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This was reportedly the first fictional film to deal with the Persian Gulf War. See more »

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Some of the chemical symbols in the chemical plant are not used in the Middle East. See more »

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Lila Haddilh: To my husband, revenge is sacred, and hatred noble.
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brotherly love can fight terrorism
11 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The first film to be made that references the Gulf War, THE HUMAN SHIELD finds Dudikoff heading to the Middle East when his brother is taken prisoner just as he's about to leave Iraq with his wife and daughter. Like any good brother, Dudikoff gets mad and decides to kick butt in his quest to free his little brother. Sneaking his way into the country, Dudikoff sets out to track down the diabolical dictator who headed the abduction and provide a good example of family values. Though I haven't seen the film in a while, I remember it moving pretty well and containing some decent action scenes, and I recall the climactic fight between big brother and big bad guy (in the big bad guy's stronghold, of course) to be pretty exciting.


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