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Opposing Force (1986)

A group of soldiers, including a female for the first time, enroll in the ultimate training mission. They parachute onto an island in the Philippines, only to find that the commandant will stop at nothing to try and break his trainees.


Eric Karson


Linda J. Cowgill (as Gil Cowan)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Skerritt ... Logan
Lisa Eichhorn ... Casey
Anthony Zerbe ... Becker
Richard Roundtree ... Stafford
Robert Wightman ... Botts
John Considine ... Gen. MacDonald
George Cheung ... Tuan (as George Kee Cheung)
Paul Joynt Paul Joynt ... Ripkin
Jay Louden Jay Louden ... Stevenson
Ken Wright ... Conway
Dan Hamilton Dan Hamilton ... Ross
Warren McLean Warren McLean ... Dunn (as Warren MacLean)
John Melcher John Melcher ... Jerrell
Scott Sanders Scott Sanders ... De Carlo
Willie Williams Willie Williams ... Fisher (as Jerald Williams)


A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything does not go as expected, and the training mission turns into the real thing. Written by Markus Laine <watcher@coos.dartmouth.edu>

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Where civilization ends and survival begins. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller


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When Casey gets put into the isolation box for the first time, she is wearing an orange POW poncho. A close up of her inside the box, however, clearly shows the outline of her unit patch on the shoulder of her flight suit. When she is taken out, she is still wearing the poncho. Only during the second time she is put into the box is she wearing her flight suit. See more »


Stafford: [while torturing Logan] You know, I'm thinking maybe this is not enough pain for a man of your experience.
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"You've got a limp and I've got tits. These aren't great things to have in the military."
7 May 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

A group of soldiers, including one woman, go on a training exercise on an island where they are hunted down and captured by sadistic Anthony Zerbe and his troops. Things get out of control and Zerbe subjects his prisoners to abuse and torture. What starts out as a decent idea for a military action-thriller turns into an exploitation flick that isn't much fun. Tom Skerritt is the only one of the good guys with any kind of personality, though he does little with it. Lisa Eichhorn is dull as dishwater. Richard Roundtree is wasted. Anthony Zerbe's performance is the whole show. If this had been made by Cannon, perhaps it would have been a little more fun. Still, it's watchable throughout. I was never bored. Ending sucks, though.

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August 1986 (USA) See more »

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