A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war. Written by
Warner Bros. Pictures
The aircraft used in the film are anachronistic. The fighter which attacks the compound and destroys the rescue helicopter is a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (NATO reporting name "Fishbed"). The helicopters are Eurocopter AS332 Super Pumas. Neither of these types of aircraft are operated by US military or even by US special forces. The Super Pumas were originally built by French manufacturers Aérospatiale and were supplied to some countries in Central and South America. It would make sense for the filmmakers to source local aircraft for the film, which was shot in Puerto Rico, but nobody in the Americas or the Caribbean except Cuba has ever operated the MiG-21, which means the footage of it was probably archival and/or computer-generated for the film. See more »
When the crew transports the hijacked helicopter on the truck it is clearly that the main rotor blades are not on the helicopter (beneath the cloak). See more »
What the hell am I looking at here, Wade?
Clay and his unit.
"Clay and his unit?" That sounds like a porno, Wade.
You had them killed four months ago.
I've done a lot in four months, Wade. I'm a very busy man.
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There is a scene in the closing credits: the Losers attend a soccer match for Jensen's niece. See more »
Hadn't heard of it and knew even less about it when I saw The Losers and I just had a blast! It was a movie for guys who like movies with its mean action and a constant humorous undertone that stays in stride with the tempo of the film. It was hot chix, cool tricks, and explosives throughout.
I didn't dig the slow-mo too much, though. That John Woo stuff just rubs me the wrong way and I find it so pretentiously distracting! ugh.
But beyond that... if you want an entertaining "don't need to think about it flick", The Losers generously provides. If you're looking for something to stick with you to puzzle upon or stimulate you intellectually, search elsewhere.
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