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Double Target (1987)

After several American and British military personnel are killed in suicide attacks throughout southeast Asia, the U.S. begins to suspect a plot by the Vietnam government. To uncover the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn), Claudio Fragasso (co-director)

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (adaptation), Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles O'Keeffe ... Bob Ross
Donald Pleasence ... Senator Blaster
Bo Svenson ... Colonel Galckin
Kristine Erlandson Kristine Erlandson ... Mary McDougall
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Toro (as Richard Raymond)
Luciano Pigozzi ... McDougall (as Alan Collins)
Massimo Vanni ... Russian Soldier (as Alex McBride)
Edison Navarro Edison Navarro ... Jan
Mike Villareal Mike Villareal ... Consul
Adrianne Joseph Adrianne Joseph ... Radio Operator (as Adrian Joseph)
Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy
Gerald Tosco Gerald Tosco
James Welbur James Welbur
Mike Monty Mike Monty ... Colonel Waters
Joe Collins Joe Collins ... (as John Collins)
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After several American and British military personnel are killed in suicide attacks throughout southeast Asia, the U.S. begins to suspect a plot by the Vietnam government. To uncover the truth, the U.S. army calls upon a former commando who is looking for his long-lost son in Vietnam. While his military commanders want to see the commando succeed in his mission, his political overseers have a different set of plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Armed and Extremely Dangerous

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Ernest Borgnine was to star in a key role but dropped out. See more »

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Edited into Shocking Dark (1989) See more »

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Losing You
Music by Stefano Mainetti
Lyrics by Leonie Gane
Sung by Rosanna Napoli
Published by Idra Music-Interbeat
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Not well conceived but still entertaining.
9 March 2019 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

Double Target is an Italian war action film directed by Bruno Mattei. It stars Miles O'Keefe, Bo Svenson, Donald Pleasence, Kristine Erlandson, Luciano Pigozzi and Massimo Vanni. It tells the story of Bob Ross, an ex-military specialist in Vietnam who is trying to gain custody of his son from the Vietnamese government after learning his wife died in a concentration camp. Unknown to him, there are others watching who believe he's a spy for the American government. Ross makes a deal with the state department to gather information on their behalf. If Ross is successful in his mission, he'll be able to claim his son and take him back to the United States.

Shot mainly on location in the Philippines, Double Target isn't a very well-conceived war film but an entertaining one nonetheless. As with many films directed by Bruno Mattei, there are plenty of big explosions and gun play to keep things going. The plot and dialog are rather half heartedly conceived. The performances range from average to somewhat okay. What stands out the most is Bo Svenson's Russian accent often switching between a Russian and American one, making difficult to tell whether or not he is one or the other.

The characters aren't really given much of a backstory, the only thing made clear about them is their purpose in the overall plot. Otherwise you don't really get to know much about them. Although the character of Toro is mildly likable. Overall, it's not well thought out but still entertaining.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 August 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Alvo Duplo See more »

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Philippines See more »

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Flora Film See more »
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