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Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)

R | | Action, Drama | 18 April 1997 (USA)
Elite army unit is assigned to destroy North Korea's lone nuclear facility.

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(as Steve Anderson), (uncredited)

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Cast

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Robert Hart
Mark Edward Anderson ...
Wayne Northrup
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Shooter
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Victoria Elliot
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Maj. Kang
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Dennis Larson
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Brig. Gen. Burke
Janet Price ...
Orderly
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Maj. Shelby
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Sgt. Plonder
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Sgt Rhodes
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Sgt. Susie Warzenak
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Sgt. Addy Cooper
Wendy Gazelle ...
Sgt. Lorraine Towers
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Storyline

To stamp out the threat of nuclear war a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their survival training to get them through. Written by Bren L. M.

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The Cold War just got hot. Time to Rock 'N' Roll"

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for strong combat violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Paul Sinor's first draft of the script concentrated on the issue of inter-gender combat troops, but when North Korea's political situation heated up in the mid 90's, the setting was moved to make the film topically relevant as well as socially intriguing. See more »

Goofs

When Brigadier General Burke is dressed in her Army Service Uniform (ASU), her ranks are pinned on to her shoulder. In the army, you are only authorized to wear a slip-on rank epaulet, and no ribbons are authorized to be worn on the dress shirt, only on the dress jacket. See more »

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Shooter: Dead men can't dance.
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Features Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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Yes Virginia, there is a movie this bad....
12 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I won't say this is the *worst* movie I've ever seen but it comes extremely close.

The heroine - discharged from her military assignment with the CIA - is given a chance to join a co-ed group of Army Rangers trainees by her female Brigadier General commander. Her group goes through such brutal training as having to poop their pants and stand in a pond. Her SERE training consists of having her shirt torn open, getting slapped and being shocked on her clothed thigh with a cattle prod immediately before she is congratulated on her ability to withstand this brief encounter and welcomed as a new Ranger.

For some reason there is an attempt at inserting a love interest in this movie. I really don't know why. Maybe there were plans for nudity which were later abandoned. Probably because there was no interest in seeing any of the actresses nude.

Other than the repeated scenes of the guys playing around with the tampon machine in the co-ed shower - where everyone is always fully clothed - the highlights consist of women in totally unbelievable combat scenes rescuing male soldiers. Wait... I remember some crying... And something about one of the male soldiers betraying his comrades...

Feel lucky if you miss this movie.


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