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Kommando Leopard (1985)

A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Roy Nelson (screenplay), Giacomo Furia (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Lewis Collins ... Carrasco
Klaus Kinski ... Silveira
Cristina Donadio ... Maria
Manfred Lehmann ... Padre Julio
John Steiner ... Smithy
Hans Leutenegger Hans Leutenegger ... Capitan
Thomas Danneberg Thomas Danneberg ... José
Francis Derosa Francis Derosa ... Hidalgo
Alan C. Walker Alan C. Walker ... Emiliano
Julio Rodrigo Julio Rodrigo ... Pablito
Rene Abadeza Rene Abadeza ... Hector (as René Abadeza)
Subas Herrero ... Homoza (as Subas Herrera)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juliet Gusman Juliet Gusman ... Conception
Michael James Michael James ... Padre Miguel
Blandino Navarro Blandino Navarro ... Jaime (as Brand Navarro)
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A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a small group of guerillas fights against the violent government... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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Hard as stone soldiers of fortune fighting to survive

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Action

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At an estimated 15 million in Swiss Francs, this was up to the time the most expensive Swiss-budgeted film. Approximately half the budget went into the miniature special effects. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2003 DVD release has a slightly different English dubbing track than the original theatrical release, as some minor actors have American accents instead of German accents as they did in the original mix. See more »

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Better than average 80's Italian action
13 April 2017 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

Antonio Margheriti was a director who knocked out many films from different genres depending what was popular at the time in the Italian B-movie industry. He made films in various sub-categories - science fiction, Gothic horror, peplums, spaghetti westerns, gialli, pollsters, a creature feature, a cannibal movie, various action flicks – you name it! Commando Leopard is one of the latter, an 80's action-fest set in Latin America about an evil dictator and his sadistic adviser in their war against heroic resistance fighters.

Its story is very routine stuff really, that only serves as a platform for much explosions and shooting. But I would have to say that this is an above average example of this kind of thing. It has a decent enough cast, with Lewis Collins and John Steiner doing well enough as the chief resistance fighters and, better still, Klaus Kinski on hand for yet another turn as a bad tattie; in this case the psychotic military adviser who blows up a plane of children as part of his day job! What really elevates this one though are some very well crafted destruction scenes where we have a dam, a bridge and a train blown up in impressive ways but best of all is the aforementioned destruction of a passenger aircraft just before landing. This sequence really is very well executed indeed and illustrates that this is an 80's action film which has been made with a bit of effort.


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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 April 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Commando Leopard See more »

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Budget:

CHF15,000,000 (estimated)
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Ascot Film, Prestige Film See more »
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Dolby Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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