A stunt driver 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.

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Lacey
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Nadia James
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A stunt driver 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.

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Both Roy Scheider and Michael Madsen have been in films where their characters have been involved in a showdown with dangerous creatures. Scheider in Jaws (1975) when he blew up a deadly great white shark. Madsen in Species (1995) when he blew up a deadly alien monster called Sil (Natasha Henstridge), who was half human half alien. Incidentally both films have a gap of twenty years from when they were released and both of the titles end with the letter s. 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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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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