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Cover-Up (1991)

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A tough ex-U.S. Marine journalist battles against time to save the lives of thousands of innocent people after uncovering a complex terrorist plot.

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Manny Coto

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William Tannen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Mike Anderson
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Lou Jackson
Lisa Berkley Lisa Berkley ... Susan Clifford (as Lisa Berkely)
John Finn ... Jeff Cooper
Gil Kopel Gil Kopel ... MP #1
Howard Rypp Howard Rypp ... MP #2
Ofer Lehavi Ofer Lehavi ... MP #3
Zadok Zarum Zadok Zarum ... Arab Driver
Oren Neeman Oren Neeman ... Marine Guard
Bruce Daniel Diker Bruce Daniel Diker ... Soldier #1
Danny Friedman Danny Friedman ... Soldier #2
Barry Langford Barry Langford ... Man on Bus
Sharon Hacohen ... Passport Officer
Mati Seri ... Taxi Driver (as Matti Seri)
Jonathan Dominitz Jonathan Dominitz ... Marine Embassy Guard #1
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Mike Anderson (Dolph Lundgren), a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands in the action thriller "Cover Up". Despatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an overseas US naval base, Anderson, a leading investigative journalist and ex-US marine, finds himself back on familiar ground. Instinct makes him question the official CIA explanation that cites an unknown terrorist group called Black October. Alone, and armed only with his combat training and determination to uncover the truth, he sets out to expose a complex and dangerous political web. Anderson quickly discovers he can trust no-one. Renewing a fiery affair with his ex-Iover Susan Clifford, now the US Embassy press attachee, he soon finds himself confronting an old adversary, CIA boss Lou Jackson. And when his former marine colleague Colonel John Cooper is murdered moments... Written by anonymous

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100,000 civilians. The most evil weapon known to man. Only he can keep them apart. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1991 (South Korea) See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Dolph heads for the holy land!
9 November 2012 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Mike Anderson (Dolph Lungren) is an ex-marine reporter sent by the LA time to Tel Aviv to investigate the recent bombing of a US army base. There he meets his mate Cooper, who has now hooked up with Mike's ex. Mike sense that something isn't right with this attack, and he's right. A nerve gas has been stolen that can kill up to a square mile of people and it seems a shadowy group called Black October have stolen it. Mike sets out to find out what's up with the whole deal, and just exactly what Lou Gossett Junior has to do with it all.

Low on action but high in covert shenanigans, Cover Up is helped greatly by the fact that Lungren, unlike a lot of action stars, is also quite a likable actor to boot. Here he doesn't have too much to do except snoop around, avoid the CIA, and avoid being killed by assassins, but he does find time to sleep with his widowed ex, get into a car chase, and seemingly get into a very violent fight with an actor who greatly resembles Italian b-movie star John Stiener (who, in some sort of time slip, travelled forward in time from a movie set in Rome to kick Dolph's head in - weird).

There's your usual double and triple crosses, plus, for an action hero, Dolph really takes his licks here. I liked it for what it was, and when violence appears it's quite strong. Not bad for something to pass the time.


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