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Deadly Heroes (1993)

Ex-Navy SEAL Brad Cartowski is injured during an attack at Athens airport by terrorists who kidnap his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided... See full summary »

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Brad Cartowski
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Marcy Cartowski
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Cody Grant
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Jose Maria Carlos
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Antonio Valdez (as Juliano Mer)
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Patrick
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Alya
John Phillips ...
Vice Admiral Steve Burns
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Gabi Barudi
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Paul Cartowski
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Ambassador Bill Fielding
Jack Adalist ...
Scott Jones
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Cameraman
Jack Messinger ...
Communications Officer (as Jack Mesinger)
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Captain Abou
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Ex-Navy SEAL Brad Cartowski is injured during an attack at Athens airport by terrorists who kidnap his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided by another ex-SEAL, Cody Grant. Cartowski soon finds the terrorists' hide-out but is captured and electro-tortured before he manages to escape. He soon returns with reinforcements to rescue his wife and to wreak vengeance on Carlos, head of the terrorist ring. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Deadly circumstances call for deadly heroes! See more »

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Rated R for violence, language, and some nudity | See all certifications »
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26 November 1994 (Japan)  »

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The car chase scene is recycled footage from Killing Streets (1991) in which both Michael Paré and Gabi Amrani play the same kinds of roles. See more »

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Pare's wounds appear and disappear between shots. See more »

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Cody Grant: You still remember your Spanish, don't you?
Brad Cartowski: Si, amigo.
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Heroes who never die...
1 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Pare and Jan-Michael Vincent star as two commandos who look to fight it out against middle eastern terrorists who have hi-jacked a bus as well as kidnapped Pare's wife in this highly unlikely tale. Someone wrote me to ask what makes a guilty pleasure different from a laughable bomb. I had never thought about it but it had to be that the movie was goofy yet competently made, where as a laughable bomb is just goofy. Deadly Heroes is a laughable bomb because the movie starts with hijackers taking over a bus with plastic guns (I'm serious) I'm not even going to go into what it takes to actually make something penetrate the skin and kill, mainly black powder and the pressure which is highly explosive. Indeed one can't think of worse thing to make out of plastic. The movie actually proceeds to get even dumber as Billy Drago surfaces as a the head honcho villain. Indeed it is weird but it is only Jan-Michael Vincent who seems suited to his part. Where as the rest of the cast (Even the usually respectable Michael Pare) are uniformly bad. Still this is hilarious to watch and somehow this clunker plays on TV every summer for some unfathomable reason.

* out of 4-(Bad)


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