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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 »

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BJ Davis (as Beau Davis)
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Cast

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 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 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
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Storyline

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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Rated R for violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Soldier of Fortune See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Azimuth,Interfilm L.A.,IMV See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Hasselhoff was originally considered for the role of Michael Gold. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Prof. Braun: You see, with the Varbeek diamond and my laser, I can create a nuclear weapon.
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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 »

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Lee's charisma and Monahan's cleavage make this "mission" tolerable
11 February 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

In only his second leading role, Brandon Lee already shows charisma and even a gift for self-parody, and he particularly shines when he's allowed to show his terrific fighting skills....unfortunately there is much more gun action than hand-to-hand combat here. His co-star, Debi Monahan, is not much of a fighter, but she's sexy, she can handle a gun and if there was a "best cleavage" award in the movies then I think she would have won it that year. Watching these two almost makes up for the forced "comic relief" from the secondary characters, the monotonous action, the confusing geography and the low production values. But who thought it was a good idea to have Ernest Borgnine waving a shotgun and running around in the desert at his age? (Happy belated 89th birthday, by the way!) (**)


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