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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Slade
Jason Gould ...
Alfie Slade
Pierce Tencil
Stallworth Hubbs
Ben Hammer ...
Vladimire Tiomkin
Colonel Yuri Svetlanov
Krikor Satamian ...
Cab Driver
Richard Balin ...
Nightclub MC
Aaron Butler ...
Francine Lapensée ...
John P. Smith ...
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Scuba-diver turned beach-bum Jonathan Slade is forced back into his previous milieu - the world of international espionage - in order to retrieve Black Boxes from an American jetliner that crashed under mysterious circumstances into the Black Sea. With his computer-hacker younger brother, Slade travels to a resort on the Russian-Turkish border to begin his quest. To his surprise and dismay, he's now joined by another secret agent, a beautiful but highly-skilled woman named Alex. As they begin diving in search of the downed jetliner, Slade and Alex begin to suspect they're being manipulated by higher-ups who may not be committed to American interests. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apostoli sti Mavri thalassa  »

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One of five action films from the 90's where Matt McColm starred as a lead. The other four are: "Red Scorpion 2" (1994), "Acts of Betrayal" (1997), "The Protector" (1998), and a 1997 lost film "Fight and Revenge". See more »


Location given for airliner at beginning switches between 45 degrees North, 41 degrees West and 41 degrees North, 45 degrees West. See more »


Alfie Slade: [to Jonathan] You're a jock. The only ideas you've ever had are in your dick.
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Matt McColm, you ARE a genius, my friend.
10 December 2002 | by (West Chester, PA) – See all my reviews

I just watched 'Subterfuge' while flipping through the crappy encore channels you get with digital cable...It's movies like this which make me think I still have a shot at getting into the business. This movie is obviously not to be taken seriously by viewers..but How producers, writers, directors, ACTORS take this seriously while making it is beyond me. Matt McColm deserves an oscar for strutting around with no shirt and doing his jump off a high ledge and screaming "Aaaaahh!!" while attempting to tackle a bad guy. And although Amanda Pays still looks good since 'Leviathan', she offers us little when she is supposed to be the girl that McColm has sex with while carrying out his 'beat the bad guys' mission.

This movie looks like an 80 minute Baywatch episode, except with cheesier music and less T & A. Lovely editing job by the filmmakers- check for the shot of Pays and McColm pulling away in the speedboat MULTIPLE times. But the scene that takes the cake is when the bad guys drop a grenade in Matt's boat while he wines and dines three babes, then we cut to him punching one bad guy in the face on the beach...PRICELESS. I give this movie 1 out of 10 stars...a must see for anyone who has nothing to do on a saturday before finals week.

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