Two bickering mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a South East Asian dictator.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Wyer
Sam French
Martin Sprue
Ramona Rahman ...
Dom Magwili ...
General Bosavi
Azmil Mustapha ...
Colonel Kota
Dharma Harun Al-Rashid ...
Os ...
Rohmat Juraimi ...
Muscular Rebel
Ursula Martin ...
Liz Powell
Sharudeen Tamby ...
Colonel Seng
M. Rasuli ...
Kenji Sevai ...
Ismail Bin Raimli ...
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Two bickering mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a South East Asian dictator.

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Rated R for scenes of violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 February 1993 (USA)  »

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50-50  »

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$229,041 (USA)

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Was completed in 1991 but not released until 1993. See more »


Jake Wyer: I got a plan. Full frontal assault.
Sam French: A full-frontal assault. That's your plan?
Jake Wyer: It's got the element of surprise.
Sam French: Suicide is always surprising.
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One Of The Greatest Mediocre Action Movies Ever

You know what the problem of this movie is ?.. The way people look at it, simply because they measure it by the "big and loud" American action movies of the 1990s.. and really that's unfair.

Here, or as you can find in that kind of low budget films, there is no bankable stars, huge production, nor strong capacity to export their work to the global cinemas. So they struggle to have the opportunity to make movies (good ones at least) and to buy them inside USA or around the world. And as for (Fifty /Fifty) I think they did it good this time.. so good indeed.

When you have a low budget action flick then you would have heroes like (Christopher Lambert), (Brandon Lee), (Dolph Lundgren), (Don the dragon Wilson), (Cynthia Rothrock). And there are some others who got more fame and appreciation in the middle east like (Chuck Norris), (Steven Seagal), (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and all of the above, with all due respect for them and for their lovers, had more bad movies than their own good, and they are all whether not good actors or mostly the very bad ones ever!.

Therefore when you watch such a brilliant, pleasant and entertaining small movie as (Fifty/Fifty) you must evaluate it first as an independent film and second as one with no acting problems in it.

For the story obviously it's an inspiration of the (The Seven Samurai) of Japan (I suppose it's coming from an old legend) which you can find it as (The Magnificent Seven) in America, (Shams elzanaty) in Egypt or as (Sholay - 1975) in India and that very last one looks like the original one for (Fifty/Fifty) regarding too many proofs such as : there are just 2 defenders of the weak village (not 7), the love story between one of them and a local girl, and the tossing up play by the coin.. (or maybe it's just a strange coincidences !).

The most enjoyable thing here is that it has so good action (remember there is no C.G.I at all), excellent thrill, and flawless acting. Actually it's real fun to watch more than once.

Just remember the action sequences at the jungle, or the finale scene that was perfect. I've got quite a surprise when I knew that the movie's director is (Charles Martin Smith) the same short actor who played the character of (Martin Sprue) the American intelligence's officer ! For that I think the acting was that nice and good. I'm now searching for his other movies as a director to enjoy their fine quality if they're all like this one which was too dazzling for a mediocre movie.

I had an amazing time with it from the beginning to the last especially every shot got (Peter Weller) and (Robert Hays) together. As for (Robert Hays) he is so gifted in comedy and in action as well. He looks like Jean-Paul Belmondo but with his OWN mark of being distinguished. It makes you ask eagerly where is such an actor ? and why he isn't a star ? (while OTHERS are.. unfortunately !!).

I loved all the fun and the fine work of it more than a lot, and I mean a lot, of Hollywood big and loud action movies. In one word : this time independent cinema really rocks.

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