A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and it's officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.
Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first Mission, James is made the fall guy for the assassination of the first lady and everyone is looking for him and Dr. Victoria Constantini who was lucky to videotape what happened. One of the forces looking for him is military, led by Gen. Adam Woodward, which is in fact an alias for Grant Casey. Written by
This film reunites Jon Voight and Eric Roberts for the second time in 12 years since their collaboration in 1985's Runaway Train (1985), in which Voight was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor while Roberts was nominated for Best Supporting Actor respectively. See more »
When Dunn parachutes off the building, he passes right in front of a bank of film lights on a crane. See more »
Sit back relax and turn your brain off, it's time for some action!
Wayans and Voight are the two main subjects in the film and there is really nothing but cardboard cut-outs in between. The dialogue is cheesy and a lot of the action scenes require you to give up your belief in reality and let your imagination roll with the punches and shots fired and all the plentiful action and violence in this film. There are some good moments (the ending especially) but for the most part this film is very campy to say the least, definitely not getting a Oscar any time soon. This movie is trying to push the bad cop good cop message (at a higher level) but it doesn't seem to stick as movies like Dark Blue and others have before. It's a lot of Keenan Ivory Wayans and his tough as nails brutish military strut, while still able to throw in some humor from time to time, which trust me is not funny at all, you practically laugh at the jokes in sympathy for how cheesy they are! 6 out of 10 stars.
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