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Red Scorpion ()


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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

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Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
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Dewey Ferguson
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Kallunda Kintash
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General Vortek
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Col. Zayas
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Mendez
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Sgt. Krasnov
Ruben Nthodi ...
Ango Sundata
Vusi Dibakwane ...
Guerilla Officer (as Vuzi Dibukwana)
James Mthoba ...
Guerilla Officer
Dinky Motsemme ...
Guerilla Officer
Ernest Ndlovu ...
Guerilla Guard / Guerilla
Thapelo Mofokeng ...
Guerilla (as Thapeld Mofokeng)
Mxolisi Hulana ...
Guerilla
Nicky Rebelo ...
Occupation Officer
Drummond Marais ...
Occupation Officer
Charles Comyn ...
Occupation Officer
Tullio Moneta ...
Occupation Soldier (as Tulio Moneta)
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Occupation Sergeant
Graham Clarke ...
Soldier
Irene Stephano ...
Cuban Stenographer
Nomsa Nene ...
Noe Kossongo (as Nomse Nene)
Elijah Dhlamini ...
Elano
Patrick Shai ...
African Soldier
Peter Se-Puma ...
African Driver
Tu Nokwe ...
Hooker
Salathial Maake ...
Old Man
Regopstaan ...
Gao
Anthony Fridjhon ...
General Alfonso Callaraga (as Tony Fridjohn)
Greg Latter ...
Russian Soldier
Robin Smith ...
Russian Officer (as Rob Smith)
Neo Matsunyane ...
Beaten Prisoner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Mafela ...
African Rebel (uncredited)
Isaac Mavimbela ...
Barman (uncredited)
David Vlok ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Zito

Written by

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Robert Abramoff ... (story by) &
Jack Abramoff ... (story by) and
Arne Olsen ... (story by)
 
Arne Olsen ... (screenplay by)
 
Joseph Zito ... (rewrite) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Jack Abramoff ... producer
Robert Abramoff ... executive producer
Barney Cohen ... associate producer
Paul Erickson ... executive producer
Moonyeenn Lee ... associate producer
Mati Raz ... associate producer
Daniel Sklar ... executive producer
Harmon Kaslow ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Jay Chattaway

Cinematography by

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João Fernandes ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Daniel Loewenthal ... (as Dan Loewenthal)

Editorial Department

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Mark Herman ... associate editor
Mato ... color timer
Timothy Mozer ... assistant film editor
Tatiana S. Riegel ... first assistant editor
Sherril Schlesinger ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Louis DiGiaimo ... (as Lou Di Giaimo)

Production Design by

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Ladislav Wilheim

Set Decoration by

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Patrick Willis

Costume Design by

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Richard Bruno

Makeup Department

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Anni Bartels ... makeup artist (as Annie Bartels)
Adam Behr ... special makeup effects artist
David Murat ... hairdresser (as Dave Murat)
Daniel Parker ... key makeup artist
Alan Scott ... hair designer

Production Management

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Avi Kleinberger ... executive in charge of production
Gladys Pearce ... unit production manager
Johan Wicht ... production manager: South Africa

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Newt Arnold ... second unit director
John Finnegan ... second assistant director
Michael Kanski ... second assistant director
Nico Sachse ... additional second assistant director
Eddie Stacey ... second unit director
Andrew Warren ... assistant director: second unit
Leo Zisman ... first assistant director
Eddie Ziv ... additional second assistant director
Daniel Loewenthal ... second unit director (uncredited)
Ken Shane ... key second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Mary-Jane Botha ... assistant art director
Victor Botha ... set dresser
Gary Bunge ... set dresser
Mike Fowlie ... property master
Roland Hunter ... scenic artist
Michael Hyman ... lead scenic
Kathryn Johnson ... set dresser
Maurice Jones ... property master
Kes Peyper ... props maker
George Crawford ... construction manager (uncredited)
Ashley Waldorf ... picture car consultant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John A. Larsen ... supervising sound editor
Richard Marx ... adr: editor
Bob Newlan ... sound effects editor
Gary Rich ... sound mixer
Jay Wilkinson ... sound effects supervisor

Special Effects by

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John Evans ... special effects supervisor
Robert Nugent ... special effects technician
Tom Savini ... special effects makeup

Stunts

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Peter Diamond ... stunt coordinator
Gavin Genlloud ... stunts
Richard Hammatt ... stunts (as Richard Hammet)
Anger Mabaso ... stunts (as Anger Madaso)
Isaac Mavimbela ... stunts (as Isaac Mauvimbela)
Philip Notununu ... stunts (as Philippe Notunu)
Chris Olley ... stunts
John Pasternak ... stunts
Greg Powell ... stunts (as Gregory Powell)
Sydney Radebe ... stunts
Raymond Sammel ... stunts
Eddie Stacey ... stunt coordinator
Ray Wilson ... stunts (as Roy Wilson) / stunts
Ed Anders ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade ... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Therrien ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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George Bartels ... camera operator
Robin Frost ... clapper loader
Paul Gilpin ... clapper loader
David Gurvich ... still photographer
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... key grip
Buzz Jochheim ... key grip
Ivan Leathers ... camera operator
Terence Maritz ... focus puller
Bevil Moritz ... clapper loader
Eugene D. Shlugleit ... camera operator (as Eugene Shlugleit)
Bernard Van Speyk ... focus puller

Casting Department

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Moonyeenn Lee ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Melissa Ferreira ... wardrobe assistant
Ruy Filipe ... wardrobe assistant
Janis McVee ... wardrobe assistant
Melissa Moritz ... costume assistant
Laurie Riley ... costumer

Location Management

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Danny Ben Menahem ... location manager

Music Department

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Jay Chattaway ... music supervisor
Stephen Croes ... music programmer / musician: electronic music
Don Hahn ... music mixer / music recordist
Pete Levin ... musician: electronic music
Barry Levine ... music supervisor
Joe E. Rand ... assistant music editor (as Joey Rand)
Joseph Smith ... orchestrator
Jack K. Tillar ... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
Judd Miller ... musician: african flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lynne Motijoane ... pre-production accountant
Vaughan Peacock ... pilot
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan ... script supervisor
David Rowe ... pilot
Ole Dieter Sturm ... production assistant
Clay Wright ... aerial supervisor (as Clayton D. Wright)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Hesitating in the moment he is about to kill the rebel leader, Nikolai fails and is captured. Rather than being killed outright, he is forced to undergo a shamanic initiation ritual. The ingestion of the poison of a local scorpion, and his initiation ceremony, including scarification (a scorpion), give him a new identity and role in the world -- the Red Scorpion. Written by Phillip Batz

Plot Keywords
Taglines He's a human killing machine. Taught to stalk. Trained to kill. Programmed to destroy. He's played by their rules... Until now. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Red Exterminator (Philippines, English title)
  • Le scorpion rouge (France)
  • Escorpião Vermelho (Portugal)
  • Червеният Скорпион (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Красный скорпион (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The filmmakers used a real bushmen tribe and Regopstaan was their 95 years old leader who only agreed to play in the movie if his tribe can follow him everywhere. See more »
Goofs When Lt. Nikolai Rachenko is lifting the truck out of the ground in the final battle be props his gun up leaning on the truck. As he lifts, you can notice the gun sliding off; and in the next shot, its back standing up. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dong fang lao hu (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Jenny, Jenny See more »
Crazy Credits Sound effects of various weapons firing and exploding are heard over the Little Richard song the plays during the closing credits. See more »
Quotes Dewey Ferguson: Man, what I'd give for a bacon-cheeseburger right now. Wash it down with an icecold glass of beer. Fuckin' A.
Kallunda: When we arrive at Porto Silva, there will be a celebration, and much feasting. Beer too.
Dewey Ferguson: Fuckin' A!
Lt. Nikolai: Do the americans all swear so much as you do?
Dewey Ferguson: As a matter of fact, in America, an american can swear whenever, wherever, however much he or she fuckin' well pleases! It's a little something we call freedom of speech, which I'm sure you russians aren't real familiar with!
Lt. Nikolai: We are free to swear.
Dewey Ferguson: Well yippee dee *fuck*! Guess I've got you bastards figured out totally wrong after all! I'll take the first watch. Shit!
[He walks away]
Dewey Ferguson: Shit! Shit! Shit!
Lt. Nikolai: Noisy little fuck.
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