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American Commandos (1985)

A group of Vietnam vets are sent to Southeast Asia to destroy drug-smuggling operations in the Golden Triangle. When they get there, they find that many of the drug gangs are run by other Vietnam vets.

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Bobby A. Suarez
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Mitchum ... Dean Mitchell
John Phillip Law ... Kelly
Franco Guerrero Franco Guerrero ... Somsak
Robert Marius ... Brutus
David Brass David Brass ... Chandler
Kristine Erlandson Kristine Erlandson ... Lisa
Willie Williams Willie Williams ... Creeper
Karen Lopez Karen Lopez ... Mitchell's wife
Ken Metcalfe ... Stan Brady
Don Gordon Bell ... Tiger
Nigel Hogge Nigel Hogge ... Sheriff
Walt Faggerstrom Walt Faggerstrom ... Speck
Ronald Bregendahl Ronald Bregendahl ... Buck
Pete Cooper Pete Cooper ... Little John (as Peter Cooper)
David Light David Light ... Evan
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A group of Vietnam vets are sent to Southeast Asia to destroy drug-smuggling operations in the Golden Triangle. When they get there, they find that many of the drug gangs are run by other Vietnam vets.

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The UK video version released by frontier video was cut by 13 seconds to remove shots of johns wife being raped and some Vietnam women being raped by soldiers. See more »

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A tale of revenge.....er.....no, wait, a tale of drug busting....
5 September 2007 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

The ever enjoyable to watch Chris Mitchum headlines in this rather confused Indonesian outing which appears to have at least initially the exact same plot as Arizal's absolute classic, Final Score (again starring Mitchum). But wait......whilst the first half of the film follows the story of our man taking revenge on the scum who murdered his wife (although she technically takes her own life here) and child, about the mid way mark the plot suddenly takes a somewhat dramatic turn and we find Mitchum and his old Vietnam buddies going into the Golden Triangle to destroy the entire Heroin network!!!!!! What the hell?!!!!

Well, let's be honest, for fellow bad movie lovers such an abrupt and delightfully illogical plot contrivance renders the film as simply glorious straight away. Add to this the plethora of highly enjoyable and completely OTT action scenes throughout and sure enough, this is indeed a highly entertaining, little known gem of a film.

Check out especially the scenes in which our hero's drive into battle in their A-Team style, souped up armoured truck. Not only has this baby got hidden weapons seemingly all over it, but it also houses a compartment in the back wherein Mitchum drives out on a rocket launching, bullet proof motorbike! Woah!!!

Good wholesome B-movie fun!


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Mono

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