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Silent Trigger (1996)

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Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

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Action superstar Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier) delivers big-screen entertainment in the adventure thriller that's loaded with special effects and hard-hitting action...SILENT TRIGGER! Lundgren plays a top political assassin who's teamed with a sexy female counterpart (gorgeous Gina Bellman) to gun down a target. But when emotions begin to cloud his thoughts, it sets off an explosive series of events leading to the ultimate climax of kill or be killed! From the director of Highlander and The Shadow, SILENT TRIGGER is action -packed entertainment that'll blow you away! Written by Hollywood Pictures Home Video

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They trained him to kill. Now they want him dead. See more »

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Rated R for strong violent content and language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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12 October 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Algonquin Goodbye  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Theatrically released in Japan, Italy, Thailand, Poland, South Korea, Egypt, Lebanon and Pakistan notably. See more »

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When O'Hara was flying through the glass, after being shot by Klein, he wasn't cuffed to toilet seat. In the next shot he was cuffed again. See more »

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[Spotter has a loaded weapon aimed at Nutter's crotch]
Nutter: You don't have the balls.
Spotter: In a few seconds, that's going to be your problem.
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Performed by Civilization featuring Al Berry
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The ultimate Dolph Lundgren work since 1991
20 June 2000 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

`Silent Trigger`is the best actioner Dolph Lundgren made in years and it looks absolutely fantastic for a B-movie.This feature owes a lot to dynamite direction of Aussie-shooter Russell Mulcahy who made a really significant contribution in this one. The whole movie relies entirely on Mulcahy`s direction that is still hip and vital.The script is average with lots of flaws in the middle of the movie but the writing overall does the trick.Plotting is trashy but the ending is twist-oriented and it really freshens up the whole concept.The script isn`t witty enough but those gaps could`ve been filled by bigger budget since the movie has only two capital A,action set-pieces.I wonder how Mulcahy got expelled from the Hollywood action mainstream since lots of hackers like Hyams or Dwight H.Little get to do mainstream movies even though they haven`t had a hit for years. This movie is the right way for Dolph to go because such action vehicles are hard to find in Hollywood these days.Lundgren`s martial art scenes are great since he is tall and bulky so his kicks really pack a punch.His face isn`t as pretty as Van Damme`s but he hits harder.Of course `Silent Trigger` ain`t no `Citizen Kane` but it sure does go way beyond anyone`s expectations from a movie that lays in the dust of the video-store back-shelf. Mulcahy`s visual work is great and he still has the zeal for the job. No Kevin Hooks or Peter Hyams can overthrow this wet of hip visual directing.Let me remind you that Mulcahy brought video clip aesthetics to the Hollywood mainstream at the time when David Fincher,Simon West and Domenic Sena used to dress in diapers.Sadly,he never had an idea of his own like Fincher but he still made groundbreaking videos for `Queen` and movies like `Highlander` or `Ricochet`.Let`s hope he finds his way back to the maistream.


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