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A stunt driver (Michael Madsen) heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a ... See full summary »

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A stunt driver (Michael Madsen) heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Kidnapping a U.S. President is worth a hell of a lot of money. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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16 October 1997 (Hong Kong)  »

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Matthias Hues asked director Joseph Merhi that his character be killed off in the film. See more »

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President Carlson: Where are we going?
Nick James: To a friend's.
President Carlson: Oh good, step on it.
Nick James: No problem.
[shift's gear and floors it]
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Written by Marc Ferrari
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Bombasticly stupid.
18 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You always see these stupid movies with idiotic plots but wonderful production value. What's the deal? Executive Target is on par with any shoot em up action flick Hollywood has released and if that's all you care about then please check out this one, you'll love it. Yet with all the great stunts and sets and even a fairly adept cast, this script must have been written by some guy while taking a bath. From the outlandish set up to the ending that resembles a James Bond film, scratch that, Austin Powers flick, it's just 90 minuets of stupid.

How's this for an idea. The producer who makes these flicks and has all these guns and tanks and helicopters laying around should host the next project green light. Find some fresh out of high school action fanatic who has a great idea and let them just run amok. While I do enjoy its simplicity, imagine what Reservior Dogs would have looked like if Tarentino had all this fun stuff to play with on his first film? What a waste.


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