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Laser Mission (1989)

Mercenary Gold is sent from the CIA to seize the laser expert Braun in Cuba, before the KGB catches him. A recently stolen giant diamond could be used together with Braun's knowledge to ... See full summary »


BJ Davis (as Beau Davis)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Lee ... Michael Gold
Debi A. Monahan Debi A. Monahan ... Alissa (as Debi Monahan)
Ernest Borgnine ... Prof. Braun
Richard Cox Richard Cox ... Calloway
Graham Clarke ... Col. Kalishnakov
Gerry de Somma Gerry de Somma ... Ernesto
Lisa Griffin Lisa Griffin ... Braun's Daughter
Werner Pochath ... Eckhardt
Mark Hodgetts Mark Hodgetts ... Pilot
Pierre Knoesen Pierre Knoesen ... Manuel (as Pierre Knoessen)
Karl Johnson ... Prentice
Maureen Lahoud Maureen Lahoud ... Roberta
Ramolao Makhene Ramolao Makhene ... Customs Official (as Ramalao Makhene)
Petro Mchunu Petro Mchunu ... Eckhardt's Team
Vic Mundy Vic Mundy ... Prison Guard


Mercenary Gold is sent from the CIA to seize the laser expert Braun in Cuba, before the KGB catches him. A recently stolen giant diamond could be used together with Braun's knowledge to construct a laser cannon which could bring power over the whole world. Who will succeed: CIA or KGB - or none of them? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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His assignment: Find the world's most dangerous laser weapon or take the heat. Her assignment: Turn up the heat. See more »


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Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name, Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy See more »


During the chase scene at the docks, the shadow of a crew member (possibly the stunt co-coordinator) is visible waving at the cars, giving directions. See more »


Prison Guard: [to Michael Gold] Haha they're going to cut off your head mañana.
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Alternate Versions

The German and British VHS releases features an extended decapitation scene and a bit more violence than other prints of the film. See more »


Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Brandon Lee (1997) See more »


Mercenary Man
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Best $1 DVD I've ever bought
24 November 2004 | by natedidoSee all my reviews

Sometimes you just have to raid the DVD bin at the dollar store to have a good laugh with some friends. I found this jem today and promptly purchased it, sped home to toss it into my DVD player, and basked in the glory of my home theater.

Okay, not really. Obviously the movie is ripped from a VHS source, with the highly bleeding reds and hue saturation that would make a drag queen toss out his makeup bag.

The audio is pretty lo-fi, except for the odd instances where glass breaks and it magically turns into a life-like experience.

Brandon Lee reminds me of a young Bruce Campbell in this movie, believe it or not. Lots of corny dialogue and one-liners throughout. He gets beat up and shot at, and actually takes a few of the hits once in a while. There's TONS of continuity errors with the editing.

The accents are hilarious, as well as the spoken and written Spanish that was so poor I thought that I might have written it. Since I don't remember the movie actually saying they were in Cuba, it's funny to just imagine some fictional land of VW vans with unlimited fuel supplies, disappearing camels, and 400 mile deserts that are very easy to navigate through as long as you find a horse after it ran away a day ago.

The movie is actually somewhat fast-paced, unlike most of the garbage that was intolerable even while inebriated that I've grabbed up from the $1 bins.

Next time you run by it, pick yourself up a copy, then pour out some of your 40 in memory of the late, great, Brandon Lee.

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1990 (Japan) See more »

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