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Operation Balikatan (2003)

American G.I.s and Philippine marines team up to rescue a U.S. senator who has been kidnapped by terrorists and taken to a Malaysian island.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rey Malonzo ...
Rodrigo
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Gen, . Espino
Patricia Javier ...
Teresa
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General Thurmond
Davee Youngblood ...
Tyler
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Darren
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Ahmed
Carlo Maceda ...
Dima
Jess Lapid Jr. ...
Salek
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Mag
Ernie Zarate ...
Ramiro
Nigel Hogge ...
Sen. Barnes (as Nigel Hoggen)
Joe Mari Avellana ...
Ibrahim
Joseph Zucchero ...
Greg (as Joe Zucchero)
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American G.I.s and Philippine marines team up to rescue a U.S. senator who has been kidnapped by terrorists and taken to a Malaysian island.

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Defending freedom. One hero at a time.

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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11 June 2003 (Philippines)  »

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When Eagles Strike  »

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There was an extended torture scene in the screenplay, inspired by "Rambo: First Blood Part II". The sequence was not used in film. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: Why the torture?
Ahmed: It may be torture for you, but it's pleasure for me.
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A poor movie from the eighties?
30 June 2004 | by (St Petersburg) – See all my reviews

I am a real fan of war movies but this must be on of the worst I have seen in my whole life. First of all it is hard to believe it was really made last year. No, its whole appearance is more like some poor action movie from the early eighties. The plot is awful and the dialogue is parody.

The lack of realism in the action scenes (more or less 98% of the movie) is also stunning. Of course I am no expert in combat tactics, but do US marines really take a rest on the beach in a neat little clump just after they disembarked? That is just one of few obvious unrealistic action they take.

The movie goes from bad to worse and frankly it is a big joke. I must admit that my friends and I had good laugh, even though I don't think that was what director had in mind when he made film. So, a big warning for this one, it is a waste of time.


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