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Target of Opportunity (2005)

 -  Action | Drama  -  26 July 2005 (USA)
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Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Jacobs
Nick Carlton
Nadia Konakchieva ...
Hristo Shopov ...
Major Belov
Atanas Srebrev ...
Les Weldon ...
Alan J. Lam ...
Colonel Merman (as Alan Lam)
Minister (as Franklin Vallette)
Chavdar Simeonov ...
The Prince
Tomi Stephanov ...
Stanislav Pishtalov ...
Doctor #1
Kamen Kostov ...
Doctor #2


Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years later, they are out of the CIA game. That is, until one day Jim gets a call from a mysterious woman from the Balkan country of Gorna informing him that Nick is in prison. Jim is tasked to bring a suitcase left with him by Nick. Jim tries to enlist the help of the CIA who refuses, telling him Nick is now an enemy of the state, a black market dealer of state secrets and weapons. Jim is advised to stay away. But Jim owes his life to Nick and embarks on a solo mission to break his friend out of prison and get to the truth of whether Nick is now dirty or not... Written by amw

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cia | chechnya | major | trust | bulgaria


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




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26 July 2005 (USA)  »

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Mission Undercover  »

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Solid film, solid acting, solid story
3 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel this film rates about a 7.5 but due to some people rating it low for no good reason I am rating it a 10. I know film, particularly those in this genre. One thing that has to be considered is the amount of money that is generally spent on lower budgeted action features compared directly to the amount of production value that they got out of this motion picture. Had Target of Opportunity been shot anywhere in the United States it would have cost them a minimum of 15 million dollars and that's not paying some "stars" to play the lead roles. Danny Lerner is a good producer and in the 3 films that I have seen of his as a director he has gotten significantly better in his craft with each one. Les Weldon is also a talented writer who knows this genre well and made for a compelling storyline. I have seen Todd Jensen over the years in various action-type films and this is certainly his best work. He brought something to the character and avoided the obvious traps that exist for his role. I am also familiar with the other lead in the film. Ironically, I saw him play Hamlet years ago and have wondered what he had moved on to do. Cochran was a wonderful Hamlet playing the role with gusto and zeal. Again Hamlet is a role with many traps and he deftly avoided them in his performance. In Target of Opportunity he brings a very strong character to the screen but one in which he is not afraid to show some vulnerability in. I was quite impressed with his work as I see some others were as well.

Target is a solid bit of film making for this group and I look forward to seeing what they put together in the future.

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