"Get ready to fight!", demands the title song by a poor man's Survivor. The audience will - to get their money back. "Operation Las Vegas" was the second movie Norbert Georges Mount wrote and directed after his debut entitled - wait for it: "Mad Mutilator". His star Richard Harrison, known for western and ninja flicks, was at least 10 years too old for an action hero part in 1988 but most likely needed the money. Female lead is Brigitte Borghese whose best days were also long gone. There are a few action scenes, but most of the time, you only see men talking, carrying suitcases or driving cars - simply, this movie is as exciting as taking a look out of the window and watch what's going on in the street. For the first time in almost 300 IMDb reviews, I give the lowest mark possible for a movie because I didn't discover any redeeming qualities - not one laugh, not one good action sequence, not one good dialog line. Camera work, lights and editing are below the level of a cheap TV production. Ninjas are running around, occasionally attacking the hero without a real connexion with the rest of the movie. Some actors are shaking their machine guns, simply pretending to fire like children do in the playground, because they were not provided with blank cartridges. One guy steps on a landmine although he sees it from a safe distance and there is plenty of space to the left and right. He probably wanted to be out of the movie fast. Understandable.
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