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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ...
Bob Reynolds
Dovie Beams ...
Gen. Hadley
Vic Diaz
Vic Silayan
Rosa Mia
Dindo Fernando
Romeo Rivera
Ernesto La Guardia
Vero Perfecto
Ed Murphy
Linda Martin
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Action | War





Release Date:

9 April 1987 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Guerilla Strike Force  »

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This is not, as has sometimes been claimed, Broderick Crawford's last film. It was shot in 1969 but shelved until the 1980s, when it was released on video and then only in Europe. Liar's Moon (1982) was his last film. See more »

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Quite repetitive and dull, but large body-count helps.
25 October 2006 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I found this movie in my local videostore for only 10 Danish kroner (approximately 1.50 US $), under the name "Guerilla Strike Force", and of course I bought it, since the cover was very promising (a muscular guy in front toting a machine-gun, a beautiful woman in the background, and some old guy wearing a captain's hat on the top, all heads surrounded by explosions and army vehicles in action).

Now to the movie and the "plot": It begins with a scene reminiscent of the start-sequence in "Saving Private Ryan", just without the same pace, good acting, nice effects, or a general point. It's basically just some Japanese guys invading a bunch of American guys trenched up at some beach (which we later find out is supposedly Manila Bay), shooting at random with lots of unexplained explosions and a little redundant dialogue.

Then the Americans have been captivated, and one of them escapes very cleverly (when another prisoner tries to escape and gets shot, everybody looks the other way, and our hero just rolls to the side under a house). This smooth fellow is Bob Reynolds (or actually Goodwin, depending on if you believe the movie or the cover), who later joins up with a bunch of rebel Phillipinos, and rescues a girl from being raped. The girl, Isabella, immediately falls in love with Bob, but since the country is at war, they have to fight off the evil Japanese in almost every scene.

Most scenes consists of the rebels ambushing stupid Japanese soldiers and mercilessly killing them all, or the evil Japanese commander either torturing hostages or executing innocent civilians. These two scenarios continue right up until the abrupt ending where we discover that everything that has happened in the movie didn't matter one bit, as the entire plot actually was about Bob and Isabella loving each other without knowing it for real. Duh! Among the great things to look for in this movie are: Archive Submarine Footage, A bunch of Filipinos singing a touching native anthem in English (without moving their lips of course), and Isabella's perfect make-up with red lipstick and all, even though she's a guerrilla warrior just like everybody else, yielding heavy machine-guns and everything.

So all in all, as jungle-war-movies go, this is by far one of the most dull and stupid movies I have ever seen. Usually I love these cheesy movies, but this one was just repeating itself, and the ending was actually so down-played that it became a highlight. By the way, if you're a fan of Broderick Crawford, then beware, he's only in the movie for one scene as a general, who decides the fate or several hostages. Quite a good part, but very short.

4/10, because upon second viewing it was actually a quite decent movie, that could've benefited from a bigger budget and better script.

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