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The Human Shield (1991)

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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Lila Haddilh
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Dallal's Driver
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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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Dallal's shoulder boards feature an eagle, two crossed swords, and a half wreath. This is the rank of a field marshal and was only ever worn by Saddam Hussein. See more »

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Doug Matthews: You'll die in hell!
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11 February 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Michael Dudikoff did not leave behind any of his martial arts skills in not doing an American Ninja film with The Human Shield. He's an ex- marine who is on a mission of mercy to rescue his brother who served in the Gulf War and married a nice Iraqi girl. Unfortunately he got left behind the lines and is now a prisoner. The brother is also a diabetic.

Having watched the film I still have no idea what was going on other than brother Tommy Hinkley was used as bait to bring Dudikoff back. He actually had been there before when we liked Saddam Hussein and saw him as a bulwark against Iran. Iraqi General Steve Inwood has a personal score to settle with Dudikoff.

The Human Shield is a strangely actionless film for an action adventure martial arts item except for the last 20 minutes or so.

I like Michael Dudikoff, he does fit the action adventure mold quite well. But throughout his career he got inferior items like this one.

His fans should like it though.


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