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Strike Commando (1987)

While operating behind enemy lines, Sergeant Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (as Clyde Anderson), Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Sgt. Michael Ransom
Christopher Connelly ... Col. Radek (as Christopher Connely)
Louise Kamsteeg Louise Kamsteeg ... Olga (as Loes Kamma)
Luciano Pigozzi ... Le Due (as Alan Collins)
Alex Vitale Alex Vitale ... Jakoda
Karen Lopez Karen Lopez ... Cho-Li
Philip Gordon Philip Gordon
Edison Navarro Edison Navarro ... Lao
Ricardo Santos Ricardo Santos
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Radek's Soldier (as James Gainers)
Fred Gajudo Fred Gajudo ... (as Fred Gahudo)
Juliet D. Lei Juliet D. Lei ... Diem (as Juliet D. Lee)
Rose De Guida Rose De Guida ... Radek's receptionist
Rene Abadeza Rene Abadeza ... Viet Cong soldier
Charlie Patiro Charlie Patiro ... (as Charly Patino)
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Storyline

While operating behind enemy lines, Sergeant Mike Ransom learns of a Russian presence in North Vietnam. Ordered to obtain proof of this discovery, Ransom returns to enemy territory but is captured and subjected to a variety of tortures. Eventually he escapes to continue his mission despite being hampered by a traitor in his own ranks. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Action | War | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Comando See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(VHS)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Jakoda grabs Le Due and strangles him, Le Due reaches up and manages to rip off a Russian insignia from Jakoda's uniform just before Jakoda kills him, however in another scene shortly after, we see that Jakoda has the insignia that was ripped off a short while ago still on his uniform. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Michael Ransom: Any similarity between the person's living or dead...
[Ransom throws Jakota's dentures directly to the ground on his right-hand side]
Michael Ransom: Especially death.
[chuckles]
Michael Ransom: He's purely accidental. Yeah, very accidental. Like one of the million, maybe.
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A Vietnam-War film that doesn't take itself to serious.
29 September 1999 | by oro-2See all my reviews

This film has about all of what one would expect from a film about "a lone hero in the Vietnam-War", but where many of the other films in this genre is so damned serious, this film is somewhat refreshing by being a little less serious in its approach, without falling for the temptation of being a complete parody or even a comedy.

As one could expect there are a lot of shootings and explosions, stabbings, (no throat-cuttings), classic ambush-scenes borrowed from other films, Russian villains (of both sexes), a treacherous American Officer - courageous villagers, cute children and a Frenchman (that later on are brutally massacred by the Vietcon's) - torture of American POW's and the hero escaping from a Vietnamese POW-camp. And as it is said at the end of the film:

"Any similarity between persons living and dead .... especialy dead .... is purely accidental .... yeah, very accidental, like one in a million - maybe".

Perhaps this film isn't remarkable in an artistic sense, but personally, I would rather see this film 4 times, than I would see "Rambo" twice.


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