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Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)

When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.

Director:

Aaron Norris

Writers:

James Bruner (characters), Menahem Golan (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Col. Scott McCoy
Billy Drago ... Ramon Cota
John P. Ryan ... Gen. Taylor
Richard Jaeckel ... John Page - DEA Agent
Begonya Plaza ... Quiquina Esquilinta (as Begonia Plaza)
Paul Perri ... Maj. Bobby Chavez
Héctor Mercado ... Miguel (as Hector Mercado)
Mark Margolis ... Gen. Olmedo
Mateo Gómez Mateo Gómez ... Ernesto Flores (as Mateo Gomez)
Ruth de Sosa Ruth de Sosa ... Rita Chavez
Gerald Castillo Gerald Castillo ... George Fogarty - DEA Director
Geoff Brewer Geoff Brewer ... Maj. Anderson
Rick Prieto Rick Prieto ... Carlos
Sharlene Ross Sharlene Ross ... DEA Agent in Van
Michael Heit Michael Heit ... DEA Agent in Van
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Storyline

The despicable Ramon Cota has murdered an innocent father and child and is exporting illegal drugs into the USA. When Colonel Scott McCoy from the original film, and his sworn partner attempt to bring him to court, their efforts are all in vain, as he is let off virtually Scott free. Unable to contain his rage, Scott's buddy furiously lashes out at him in court, to Cota's anger. He exacts the same ritual on his wife and child as he did on the previous Father and kid. Out on a personal mission of vengeance, the buddy finds himself mercilessly killed at Cota's hands. When an arsenal of soldiers attempt to go in and bring Cota and his army down, they are taken hostage, surely to be executed soon. McCoy leads a brigade of skydiving commandos in, along with himself, to rescue the hostages and exact violent revenge upon Cota. Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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Norris and the force are back


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delta Force 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,854,379, 26 August 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,698,361
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Five crew members were killed in a helicopter accident during filming. The film is dedicated in their memory. They were: Jojo Imperiale (pilot), Geoff Brewer (stuntman/Actor: Maj. Anderson), Gadi Danzig (cameraman), Mike Graham (key grip) & Don Marshall (gaffer). See more »

Goofs

The M1911 pistol used when Ramon Cota is traveling first class on a commercial airliner - the hammer is in the lowered position (resting on the firing pin) when he is held at gunpoint. M1911 pistols are single action - the slide must be pulled back (racked) to chamber a live round, the hammer is automatically cocked and ready to fire. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Scot McCoy: My turn to teach.
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Alternate Versions

UK video versions were cut by the BBFC by 5 seconds to remove a neck break and a brief shot of a butterfly knife, although the DVD released in 2000 has a single cut of 1 second to the knife scene restored. See more »


Soundtracks

Winds Of Change
Music by Frédéric Talgorn (as Frederic Talgorn)
Lyrics by Harriet Schock
Performed by Lee Greenwood
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It's not the hard way. It's Chuck's way.
20 March 2008 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Let me put it forward. I didn't think all that much of the original, and that's exactly the same on this one. However for some enjoyable, light-headed entertainment it passed the buck for me, compared with the first outing. The two films couldn't be anything but different though. The first featured heavily on political terrorists, as this one plays out more like a comic-book revenge story with the drug cartel in his sights. Even though he's still apart of 'The Delta Force', this time Norris goes it alone, and tackles South American drug lords led by an impressively juicy and vicious Billy Drago bad guy performance of utter evilness and slime. Norris' personal, easy-going turn, is less mechanical to his first showing of the McCoy character.

Now this one was full-throttle from the get-go, and looked like it had a sizable budget. The gritty action is furious, and at times unpleasant. Just look at some of those remarkably creative stunt works involving an intense rock climb and thrilling sky dive. Some of the potent camera work neatly dons some sharp angles, and works in the jungle locations to great effect. There are explosions. Big ones. Numerous ones. Norris is that hard to kill, that they use a grenade launcher to stop him. Alas with no prevail. And you gotta love the inter-cutting slow-motion. Aaron Norris (yep Chuck's brother) directs by throwing caution to the wind, and while it's not first-rate handling and freshly organised. He demonstrates enough to keep you watching, and lets it tick along. The material is the real weak point. The bloated screenplay is covered with coincidences, and dialogues are fairly leaden. The rest of the performances are a can of worms. John P Ryan gleefully hams it up as Gen. Taylor and Richard Jeckal skews in as a determined DEA Agent. The beautiful Begona Plaza is appealingly good too.

I was expecting worse of this sequel. Pure tempo-laced b-action fun, where the cold stare of Drago steals the show.


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