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Complete credited cast:
Susan Zorkin
Frank Zagarino ...
Rod Armstrong
Robert Zorkin
Joe Lara ...
Justin Carroll ...
Andrei Kastor (as Justin Carrol)
General Zukov
Igor Porshnev ...
Eric, Ponytail's henchman
Alexander Yutlev
Michaella Stoykova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russian President


Former Navy SEAL "Rod Armstrong" (Frank Zagarino) is now a freelance military trainer living in Moscow, Russia, who is unexpectedly visited by the man (Charles Napier) who trained him as a SEAL. "Bob" (Napier) is accompanied to Moscow by his wife (Kimberly Kates), whom he also trained as a SEAL, for a vacation. However, "Bob" is there to recruit "Armstrong" to help in with a Special Ops mission from the President himself. "Bob" has brought a video tape with him which shows a Russian military base housing missiles with nuclear warheads that are being purchased on the Black Market. However, when "Bob" gets murdered, it's up to "Armstrong", "Susan" and a Russian soldier to bring those responsible to justice. Written by IvanWong

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The Cold War Was Just Heated Up.


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »




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28 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amenaza nuclear  »

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Director's Cameo: Menahem Golan plays the president of Russia. See more »


Several times during the chase scene Susan is obviously doubled, sometimes by what appears to be a man. See more »


Rod Armstrong: Where's Susan?
Lt. Yuri: [Speaks Russian]
Rod Armstrong: Speak English!
Lt. Yuri: No speak English good.
Rod Armstrong: Then speak English bad! Where's the girl?
Lt. Yuri: Girl? No understand.
Rod Armstrong: [Speaks Russian]
Lt. Yuri: They kill me if I talk!
Rod Armstrong: I kill you if you don't!
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Right idea, wrong genre?
12 November 2004 | by (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

There used to be a time when you could stumble across a movie in a bargain bin and it be realized as a masterpiece. Occasionally the path of cult classics discovered by today's audience. Now, however, with the vast amount of low budget movies being made these days it seems there are too many diamonds lost in the celluloid rough.

After watching 'Armstrong' countless times I was still unsure of how to take it. Excellently choreographed spoof (to top all others including 'Airplane!') or baneful and calamitous one-take-per-shot "action" adventure.

I'm still confused but I urge you to check it out. It made me laugh and it made me cry.

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