NASA and its Soviet-Russian counterpart prepare another mission to the permanent space station. Highly experienced J.J. 'Jim' Hendricks, headstrong at simulator tests, has all qualifications for his bid to became the captain, but after refusing to justify his crash piloting a private airplane is refused command till he carries out his threat to resign altogether. The Russians are preoccupied with an internal problem, a military operation against Tadjikistan, also the home of Captain Previ Federov, who says only his gratitude to America, where he studied too, for making his boyhood dream of space travel come true outweighs his patriotic and personal concerns. Once in position, Federov, who was in league with two other crew members, manages to seize to station, even brought nuclear arms to blackmail the US with a horrendous ultimatum: get Russia to leave Tadzikistan or major US cities will be obliterated, explode the station isn't healthy either. Now the only way to get on board is an ... Written by
"Fallout" is some kind of sci-fi/action/thriller deal that falls short on sci-fi elements and severely lacks action & thrills. So, about 3/10 should do it. I don't think I'm overrating things here. Strongly impressed by the film's blandness, uninspired directing and almost non-existing special effects, I went and checked out what else director Rodney McDonald might have cooked up. And I learned I had already seen the supreme Graig Sheffer vehicle "Deep Core" (2000). Hey, at least that one had crappy CGI.
Oh yes, why on earth did I decide to watch this, right? Well, it stars the amazing Frank Zagarino. Who is he, you ask? Well, nobody you should know, really. Only, the guy played a relentless criminal cyborg in "Shadowchaser" (1992), a merciless brutal cyborg in "Project Shadowchaser II: Night Siege" (1994), an utterly demented killer-cyborg in "Shadowchaser III: Alien Force" (1995) and also a surprisingly other kind of cyborg in "Shadowchaser 4: Orion's Key" (1996). I liked all that.
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