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Plato's Run (1997)

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Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.



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Ex-Navy SEAL Plato Smith has his hands full with teenage daughter Kathy and a failing fishing business. When old flame Marta offers him big money to rescue two escaped prisoners off a beach in Cuba, Plato accepts. Under heavy fire, Plato and ex-SEAL buddy Sam Macris manage to rescue the escaped Cuban prisoner, Felix Gomez. But soon Plato is implicated in a murderous web of assassination and deceit, masterminded by a ruthless international arms dealer, Alex Senarkian. By the end, Plato must face all his deadly foes in a desperate attempt to clear his name and save his daughter. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Ah, the 90's Gary Busey action adventure. The gritting teeth, the "EEE-YA!"'s , the goofy shirts, the oddly motivated aggression, the insanity! He always looks like he's having a great, why can't we? This movie, as well as countless other Busey actioners, is classic unintentional fun. So do I give it a bad review because it is so laughably bad or a good one because its so fun to make fun of with friends? I guess the vote should accurately determine the quality of the movie and quite obviously that's not very high. So I gave it an extra star on the 1-10 scale.

The story involves some kind of military kidnapping of Busey's daughter. The mastermind behind this is Roy Schneider, who's droopy face looks like its melting plastic. Hmmm, real life symbolism of how the action picture is melting.

Anyway, Busey is a real treat to watch. His growling and his crazy lines are genuinely hilarious. The direction is complete trash. The action scenes, ludicrous to begin with, are awkwardly directed. If you can't have fun with a bad movie, don't bother renting it.

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