In the Central American nation of San Sebastian, a group of violent rebels kidnap the American Ambassador, Ambassador Porter Worthington (Carreon). The leader of the group is Hernandez (... See full summary »
Ronald L. Marchini,
Starring Romano Kristoff.......need I say any more?
Now, whilst I don't generally like to be overly critical of actors, I must confess here straight away that I have never seen a single film in which Romano Kristoff headlines that I have actually liked. Again, I don't want to come down too hard on the guy (after all, he may for all I know be a really nice chap in real life) but in terms of action film performers, off hand I cannot think of a more wooden actor. I'm further saddened to report that the film reviewed here, in no way whatsoever challenges nor changes my opinion of Kristoff's work. To call it mundane would be probably a little on the complimentary side in fact! Basically it's a fairly typical example of Kristoff's output and indeed further similarly typifies the standard of film quality by the production company who are responsible for it, namely Silver Star. Note: Lots of big explosions with extras falling over nearby does NOT a good film make.
To be fair, I must admit that the ending wasn't too bad in this when our hero lets rip with his souped up rocket launcher but this action arrives too little too late to remedy what was up until this point a decidedly dull hour and fifteen or so minutes.
There is one highlight in this I would like to note for the record however and that is Kristoff's anguished reaction when he realises that the helicopter he was desperately trying to make it to has mysteriously gone missing - priceless! Indeed for such an hilarious sustained outburst I could almost (but not quite) forgive Kristoff for his crappy filmography. Oh well.........
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