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Writers (WGA):
Paul Sinor (story)
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Tagline:
The Cold War just got hot. Time to Rock 'N' Roll"
Plot:
Elite army unit is assigned to destroy North Korea's lone nuclear facility. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Michael Biehn ... Robert Hart
Mark Edward Anderson ... Wayne Northrup

Adrian Paul ... Shooter

Kathleen York ... Victoria Elliot

Greg Joung Paik ... Maj. Kang

R. Lee Ermey ... Sen. Pullman T. Fowler

Denis Forest ... Dennis Larson

Grace Zabriskie ... Brig. Gen. Burke
Janet Price ... Orderly
Paul Perri ... Maj. Shelby

John Carroll Lynch ... Sgt. Plonder

Barbara Eve Harris ... Sgt Rhodes

Jennifer Blanc ... Sgt. Susie Warzenak

Shawnee Smith ... Sgt. Addy Cooper
Wendy Gazelle ... Sgt. Lorraine Towers

Kelly Jo Minter ... Sgt. Chrissie Brooks

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Bearclaw

Rodney Eastman ... David Porter
Hiep Thi Le ... Sgt. Mia Yan Chun

Yancey Arias ... Sixkiller

Patrick Newall ... Instructor
Jeanne Oakman ... Sgt. Smith (as Jeanne Oakmann)
Valerie Hastings ... Soldier in DC-3 Mock-Up
Alex Cortez ... Interrogator

Val Victa ... Dog Handler
Ernest Montano ... Command Center Soldier
Marsh Thompson ... Command Center Civilian
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Directed by
Stephen Milburn Anderson  (as Steve Anderson)
Hubert de La Bouillerie (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Sinor (story)

Paul Sinor (screenplay) and
Mark Sevi (screenplay) and
Bill Kerby (screenplay)

Produced by
Kenny Golde .... associate producer
Elaine Hastings Edell .... producer
Frank Hildebrand .... co-producer
Joshua D. Maurer .... executive producer
David Tripet .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
 
Cinematography by
Levie Isaacks 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Rouse 
 
Production Design by
Gary Constable  (as Gary Griffin Constable)
 
Art Direction by
Ronald Red 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Law Weir 
 
Makeup Department
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Fife .... second unit director
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... assistant director
Gene Rose Singson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Hurtado .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Rick Bozeat .... sound editor
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... adr supervisor
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Mark McBryde .... foley artist
Perry Robertson .... sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Danny Dominguez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Hanable .... effects compositor
 
Stunts
Gil Arceo .... stunts
Bret Davidson .... stunt coordinator
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
Randy Fife .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Hayball .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Mark Fitzgerald .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Steven Corn .... executive in charge of music
 
Other crew
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... production coordinator (as Sabrina Sipantzi)
Peter Tolle .... assistant accountant
Judy Sharinger .... credits consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jeffrey S. Edell .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong combat violence, and for language
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: Ranger patches were not used on U.S. Army berets.See more »
Quotes:
Shooter:There are no loyalties, only targets.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Dirty Dancing (1987)See more »

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3 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Horrible!!, 31 October 1999
Author: Alex-372 from The Hague, The Netherlands

I was totally sucked in by the video cover.

I love movies about small unit warfare (Sniper, 84 Charlie Mopic, Platoon even) and a movie starring Michael Biehn (Navy Seals) couldn't be totally rock bottom, even for a video rental? No such luck, though. Instead of being a movie of a small unit stuck behind the lines, it turns into a "we're going to prove women soldiers are just as good as men, and we're going to prove it in North Korea" howler come exploitation movie - except there are no decent shower scenes.

Watch the great R. Lee Ermey wasted in a throw away role. Watch Hiep Thi Lay (Heaven And Earth) go through 'Nam flashbacks when faced with a concrete cylinder "tunnel" (people, she's a girl going through Ranger training, how old is she supposed to be in this - 35? 45?).

All I can say is that the producers of this junk should be fragged.

Why, you ask? I'll tell you why.

It's because "Dead Men Can't Dance".

Alex

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