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Trappola diabolica (1988)

Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds in return for his release. Michael, reluctantly aided by local ... See full summary »

Directors:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn), Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)

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Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Rossella Drudi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brent Huff ... Michael Ransom
Mary Stavin ... Rosanna Boom
Richard Harris ... Maj. Vic Jenkins
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Jimmy (as Richard Raymond)
Massimo Vanni ... Kelly Sellers (as Alex McBride)
Vic Diaz ... Huan To
Mel Davidson Mel Davidson ... Kramet
Luciano Pigozzi ... Smuggler Leader (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)
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Storyline

Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million dollars worth of diamonds in return for his release. Michael, reluctantly aided by local tough-girl Rosanna Boom, is dispatched by the C.I.A. to recapture Jenkins, and put a stop to his heroin-smuggling captors. But not all is as it appears. Written by Scott Lister

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comando mercenarios See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Flora Film See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The German version of this movie, titled "Heroin Force", met with heavy censorship. Torture scenes of the main protagonist, as well as some of the scenes of his battle with opponents, were censored. See more »

Quotes

Vic Jenkins: [referring to Michael Ransom] Don't kill him. Just make him talk.
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Follows Strike Commando (1987) See more »

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Raiders Romancing the Lost Stone Ark: First Blood pt. 2
20 May 2007 | by udar55See all my reviews

Vietnam vet Michael Ransom (Brent Huff) is sent by the US Government into Burma to save his old commander (Richard Harris). He is ordered to pay a ransom (ha!) of $10 million dollars in diamonds. Naturally, he encounters trouble along the way. At first glance this Bruno Mattei flick might merely appear to be a RAMBO clone. But Mattei is no fool as he shamelessly rips off RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and ROMANCING THE STONE in this one. No joke, Mattei lifts the drinking scene and truck chase nearly frame-by-frame from RAIDERS.

Of course, if you enjoy this type of stuff like I do than you are in for a treat. Brent Huff is no match for Reb Brown in the role of Michael Ransom but he does well enough. And your eyes are not betraying you when you see noted thespian Richard Harris in this as the commander. I guess he wanted to star in something that made ORCA look credible on his resume. Female lead Mary Stavin is quite attractive, especially when she sneaks into the camp in a black wig. For some odd reason, Mattei decided to give this film a soundtrack like THE STING, which only enhances the comedy (the unintentional stuff, not the stuff they want you to laugh at).


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