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Global Effect (2002)

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Terrorists steal the only clue to a deadly virus that has been unleashed in Africa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Sera Levitt (as Madchen Amick)
James Ryan ...
Col. Ian Henderson
Terence Bridgett ...
Pierre Malherbe ...
Christo Loots ...
Dr. Teague
Clifford Hughes ...
Jeroen Kranenburg ...
General Frank Harrison


Terrorists steal the only clue to a deadly virus that has been unleashed in Africa.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Efecto global  »

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Boom microphone holder visible in reflection of white van passenger window as door is opened after the villagers' attack. See more »


[first lines]
Native Boy: [finding his ailing mother] Ma? Ma? Ma?
Kimball: [to approaching plane] Strike Leader, coordinates follow.
Pilot: Copy tower, coordinates received. Strike Leader out.
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A very bad film
4 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

GLOBAL EFFECT is a terrorist thriller in which a jumble of assorted figures must join forces to do battle against a ruthless gang of terrorist murderers who plan to unleash a horrific virus on Africa. It's credited as a US film but was obviously shot in South Africa with African surroundings and a South African supporting cast.

It's also a cheesy, dumb film with a silly storyline and performances and characters that are difficult to take seriously. Director Terry Cunningham throws in a number of violent scenes in a bid to make this edgy, adult entertainment, but they just feel ridiculous and his slow motion moments of filming are truly rubbish. I notice that he never improved as director, instead going on to make that awful JACK HUNTER trilogy of TV films which were of the same calibre as this.

The film's lead is Madchen Amick, formerly of TWIN PEAKS, appearing in her 'lost in the wilderness' period before she found a new resurgence in American TV. Beefy Daniel Bernhardt (JOHN WICK) is the chief villain, and there's a surprisingly non-villainous performance from the always-enjoyable Arnold Vosloo too. Watch out for a minor turn from Hakeem Kae-Kazim, these days starring in BLACK SAILS.

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