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Picasso Trigger (1988)

With his brother eliminated by operatives of the L.E.T.H.A.L. team, a world-class crime lord will trigger a ruthless hunt against all Agents.

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Andy Sidaris

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Andy Sidaris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Bond ... Travis Abilene
Dona Speir ... Donna
Hope Marie Carlton ... Taryn
Harold Diamond Harold Diamond ... Jade
John Aprea ... Salazar / Picasso Trigger
Roberta Vasquez Roberta Vasquez ... Pantera
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... L.G. Abilene
Rodrigo Obregón ... Miguel Ortiz (as Rodrigo Obregon)
Bruce Penhall ... Hondo
Cynthia Brimhall ... Edy
Richard LePore Richard LePore ... Professor
Nicholas Georgiade ... Schiavo (as Nick Georgiade)
Kym Malin Kym Malin ... Kym
Patty Duffek Patty Duffek ... Patticakes
Liv Lindeland Liv Lindeland ... Inga
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Storyline

Double agent Picasso Trigger is assassinated in Paris by double-crossing bad guy Miguel Ortiz. Then Ortiz begins eliminating agents of The Agency who were involved in his brother's death. The Agency (belatedly) springs into action to stop Ortiz' heinous activities. The usual gunplay, romance, and nifty toys with bombs ensue. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They take their art seriously. They kill. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Matar See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Andy Sidaris Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Second and last appearance of The Professor who first appeared in Seven (1979). See more »

Goofs

After L.G.'s ranch hand drives off in the jeep, you can clearly see it isn't moving as it blows up. See more »

Quotes

Taryn: [naked in the Jacuzzi after Hondo, who is also naked hands her a glass of Champaigne] Thanks.
[takes a sip]
Hondo: Spend the weekend with me.
Taryn: You know I can't. I'm on assignment.
Hondo: Is it dangerous?
Taryn: Yes. But I can handle it.
Hondo: Can you handle me?
Taryn: I'll give it my best shot.
[Taryn leans forward and gives Hondo a kiss]
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Followed by Hard Hunted (1993) See more »

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Jumpin' the Gun
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See it for the ladies.
29 August 2014 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Andy Sidaris follows his usual formula with this mix of action, gorgeous scenery, and even more gorgeous women. The story deals with the title character, an international criminal played by handsome John Aprea. He's gunned down outside an art gallery by the goons of a crazed associate, Miguel Ortiz (Rodrigo Obregon). Then a team of government operatives, including Travis Abilene (amiable hunk Steve Bond), Donna (the delectable Dona Speir), and Taryn (lovely Hope Marie Carlton) spend their time trying to eliminate Ortiz and his henchmen.

"Picasso Trigger" is fun, at least to a degree. It's never inspired, but it's reasonably rousing at times and even if the viewer is otherwise bored, they'll hopefully be preoccupied with ogling the female cast members. Naturally, they show off the goods when they get a chance. The acting is basically good enough for this sort of thing. The standout is veteran Aprea, who's a real smooth type. The gadgets designed by "Q" type character The Professor (Richard LePore) are cute, especially that killer crutch.

The material is played with a degree of humour, with some choice bits of dialogue here and there. Things get a little annoying in the final minutes, with one "ending" after another, but the movie is overall a good little diversion.

Six out of 10.


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