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A renegade general (Robert Miano) plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man (Dolph Lundgren) is capable of flying it. So... See full summary »

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Major Jack Holloway
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Captain 'Sparks' Johnson
Jon Pennell ...
Captain Lucas (as John Pennell)
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General William Jacobs
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Nicole Holloway
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Jessica Holloway
Jody Jones ...
Sergeant McGarry
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Sergeant Stanley
Anthony Hickox ...
Agent Load (as Tony Hickox)
Kimberley Davies ...
Agent Lock
Rudy Mettia ...
Commando
Burt Goodman ...
Old Guy
Andreea Radutoiu ...
Havens
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Commando #1
Mark Delasandro ...
Commando #2
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Storyline

A renegade general (Robert Miano) plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man (Dolph Lundgren) is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered several men and stolen the plane. Then try to murder his wife and take his daughter prisoner. Threatening to kill his daughter if he doesn't help, he appears trapped. However, his best friend (Mystro Clark) who is the plane's computer specialist has a few tricks up his sleeve. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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To fight the winds of war... he must enter the eye of the storm. See more »

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Rated R for strong, graphic violence and for language | See all certifications »
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28 October 1999 (Malaysia)  »

Also Known As:

Conspiração Fatal  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Not only is the film uncut but the opening credits were purposely lengthened to make the movie the expected length of 90 minutes (usually demanded by certain distributors). See more »

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When Major Jack Holloway's wife gets stabbed, she lies on the floor looking upwards you see blood from her mouth running down the right side of her face, on the next scene it shows that she no longer has blood in the right side of her face. See more »

Quotes

Major Jack Holloway: Storm Catcher to base, storm catcher to base, control this is storm catcher do you read me. Sparks are you there.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: Hello, no one is home right now, please leave a message after the beep.
Major Jack Holloway: Yes this is Jack Holloway how the hell do i stop this thing damm it.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: I thought I gave you the instruction book.
Captain Lucas: Hey, will you two stop with the phone sex, we got a plane to test.
Major Jack Holloway: You know Sparks you make my co-pilot jealous.
Captain 'Sparks' Johnson: Awww, I didn't even know he cared. Prick.
Captain Lucas: Yeah, I'll show you how much I care when I get...
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Even the director admits how bad it is in his commentary
3 July 2000 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Quite bad indeed. Why on earth Dolph agreed to do this I'll never know. Maybe he just had some spare time. But he could have done something more worthwhile than this bore.

The story focuses on Jack Holloway who test flies a top secret plane (stock footage of a real plane that is not called Storm Catcher) and is framed for stealing it and hiding it in a hut out in the desert...or something. The way the story develops is VERY clichéd although I never did see the "twist" coming so it kind of did succeed there.

There are a few redeeming features, such as Mystro Clark as "Sparks" (desperately trying to add some black jive to the movie) and there are two oddball special agents who crop up every now and again but serve no real purpose other than to look like Hugo Weaving from The Matrix. I tell ya, the resemblance is uncanny. The woman who plays Holloways wife is badly miscast (and has found it difficult to get work since admitting her fondness of anal sex on the Howard Stern show) although the kid playing his daughter is a rather good actress.

Director (and Hugo Weaving lookalike) Anthony Hickox insists on using hand-held cameras in scenes that don't them and steadicam on scenes that do. I don't know what his method or technique of film-making is but it sucks.

The tagline is totally wrong too and gives you the impression that the story is going to build to a more satisfying climax. But it doesn't. Dolph is neither convicted nor is he sentenced so that is a huge lie.

Watch this movie on TV but do NOT rent it and do NOT buy it like I did. Save your money for Dolph's best movie...Joshua Tree.


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