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Release Date:
26 September 1998 (South Korea) See more »
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When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Dudikoff ... Tom Dickson

Tone Loc ... Tyler Haynes
Felicity Waterman ... Maddie Reese
Jay Anthony ... Col. Rama

Nicolas Coster ... Adm. Torrance

James Karen ... President Mitchell

Michael Fairman ... Gen. Porter
Frank Roman ... Casey Billups

Penny Peyser ... Linda

Ron Harper ... Norman

Sean Holland ... Gary

James Van Patten ... Tactical Action Officer
Bill Langlois Monroe ... Capt. Mehl

John Putch ... Stanley Shaw
Nicholas Kadi ... Lt. Karbala (as Nameer El-Kadi)

Alissia Miller ... Navy Doctor

John Michael Vaughn ... Lt. West

Taylor Sutherland ... Radio Officer

Directed by
Jerry P. Jacobs 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Giglio  screenplay

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Robert E. Baruc .... executive producer (as Robert Baruc)
Joseph P. Genier .... line producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
David Wurst 
Eric Wurst 
Cinematography by
Ken Blakey 
Film Editing by
Vanick Moradian 
Casting by
Mark Malis 
Production Design by
Set Decoration by
Dawn R. Ferry  (as Dawn Ferry)
Costume Design by
Marissa Borsetto 
Makeup Department
Julie Trotter .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Turchi Nigh .... makeup department head (as Jennifer Turchi)
Production Management
John H. Brister .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacey Kalkowski .... second assistant director
Lee Marshall .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Andrey Prikazchikov .... leadman
Sound Department
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer
Chris Quilty .... boom operator
Chris Quilty .... sound mixer: second unit
Marcus Ricaud .... production sound mixer
Joel E. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Chris Ervin .... digital artist
Todd Bryant .... stunts
Art Camacho .... fight choreographer
Art Camacho .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunts
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Richard Humphreys .... stunt coordinator (as Rich Humphreys)
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double
Cole S. McKay .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Cappetta .... assistant camera
Michael A. Johnson .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Jerry Gelb .... adr voice casting
Editorial Department
Randy Carter .... assistant editor
Other crew
Scott Baldyga .... script supervisor
Randy Buenaflor .... Assistant weapons handler
Jordan Burwick .... location manager
Craig Dyer .... aerial ground coordinator
Michael Klesic .... craft service
Brian O'Sullivan .... key set production assistant
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler

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Rated R for violence
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Director Allan A. Goldstein left the project and was replaced by Jerry P. Jacobs. Goldstein's credits for directing, writing and co-producing the movie remained on the official cover and poster artwork.See more »
[first lines]
Title Card:On June 3rd, 2001, the United Nations passed bill # 45-987932 approving the creation of an International Special Operation Strike Force Team to use at their disposal.
Title Card:Their purpose: infiltration of hostile environments for recovery of stolen and/or manufactured technical hardware, hostage situations and neutralization of enemy targets.
Title Card:Code name... FREEDOM STRIKE
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I'm sorry, I thought it was an actioner!, 16 February 2001
Author: fiona davidson from Scotland

As a bit of a Michael Dudikoff fan I sat down to watch one of his good old-fashioned actioners - I'm still waiting.

The film is based around a group of US commandos trying to get rid of a bunch of Syrian terrorists who have taken over a nuclear reactor. Maddie Reese (Felicity Waterman) was an English member of the commando unit and of course she became romantically involved with Tom Dickson (Dudikoff). I must ask since when have the Brits had female SAS members - as far as I know if they are ever needed they are got from other sources. Even if they did I can pretty much guarantee they wouldn't be as wet as Maddie Reese. I would also think that Tom Dickson would be a little more responsible in his position - or have I lost the plot?! I know there is always the romantic angle in these films as it helps provide the feelgood factor, but does it have to be throughout, especially when there's more important things to be taken into consideration - like nuclear warfare!

The signing of the treaty on the US aircraft carrier intrigued me. The "sacred pen" as carried by one of the supposed TV news crew - are there were no security checks to find out who or what goes on board one of these ships, especially with the calibre of people that was on it. Mind you if there was, I suppose there would be no story.

I could go on, but when it got to "inner body bomb defusion" in order to safely remove a bullet I gave up on the action drama movie bit and enjoyed it for the comedy it actually was.

By the way, would a news reporter really say "Downtown Damascus"??

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