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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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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 »

Goofs

When Doug runs wounded from the chemical factory as it blows up, the "factory" behind him does not match the dimensions of the huge labyrinth of a building he was in just moments before. It happens to be only several feet taller than his body, and not more than thirty feet wide. See more »

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Doug Matthews: You'll die in hell!
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Dudikoff's shield...
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A seemingly innocent man is taken hostage by a Saddam Hussein look-a-like who then proceeds to hold him to lure his special forces brother back to Iraq in order to gain vengeance for his past vendetta. However our hero takes the bait and returns to Iraq to get his brother out and he's prepared to do whatever it takes. The Human Shield actually believe it or not went to movie theaters. I myself saw it on video but it did actually reach a few cinemas, of course there was no advertisement (Aside from Chuck Norris' Hit-man which showed a trailer) and therefore it was more of a straight to video product. That being said this movie works somewhat as an actioner but hardly as a gulf war drama which the material is treated as. As far Dudikoff movies go, he's actually in decent form here and there are some cheesy fun moments which surface but mainly it's like watching the obvious take place. Although the movie is consistently watchable through out.

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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