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Navy Seals (1990)

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A battle hardened Seal team must set out on a mission to destroy a shipment of US-built Stinger Missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.

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Lewis Teague
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Lt. Dale Hawkins
Michael Biehn ... Lt. James Curran
Joanne Whalley ... Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Rick Rossovich ... Leary
Cyril O'Reilly ... Rexer
Bill Paxton ... Dane
Dennis Haysbert ... Graham
Paul Sanchez Paul Sanchez ... Ramos
Nicholas Kadi ... Ben Shaheed
Ronald G. Joseph ... Capt. Dunne (as Ron Joseph)
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Jolena
Gregory McKinney ... U.S. Helicopter Pilot (as Greg McKinney)
Rob Moran ... U.S. Helicopter Co-Pilot
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Admiral Colker
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Jim Elmore
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Storyline

While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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America's top secret weapon. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comando Imbatível See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,543,832, 20 July 1990

Gross USA:

$25,069,101
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Ready Room bar scene after the Chief's funeral, the local patron who calls one of the Seals "Squidly" is Titus Welliver who would go on to have his own series on Amazon called Bosch (2014). See more »

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Cameraman reflected in a television screen See more »

Quotes

Ali: [explaining the battle zone in Beirut] Hamas, Amal, Al Shouhada, Hezbolla...
Ali: [a jet streaks by, and he points up at it] Israel.
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Alternate Versions

The British version of the film shown on Channel 5 cuts the shot of blood splashing on the car windscreen as Rexer is shot See more »

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Referenced in SEAL Team: Hold What You Got (2018) See more »

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Strike Like Lightning
Written by Giorgio Moroder / Tom Whitlock / Larry Frankland Lee / Steve Bates
Produced by Giorgio Moroder / Larry Frankland Lee
Performed by Mr. Big
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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A very watchable action movie
30 August 2001 | by ijozicSee all my reviews

OK, I'll try to comment mostly on the music cause enough has been said about this movie. I think it's a very watchable action movie (despite some flaws). Yes, it's not too realistic, but such a movie would most probably be boring (check how it worked out in The Finest Hour). Yes, it's not too deep, but come on, which action movie is (e.g. what's so deep about characters in Die Hard? nobody complains about that and they shouldn't)? Please take into consideration some other action movie involving the SEALS e.g. The Rock - the unwatchable Michael Bay/Nicholas Cage exploding blockbuster escapade which somehow has over 7.0 rating.

The most positive thing about this movie are the great action scenes which look pretty realistic (the gunfights in Beirut, for example). Nice use of the camera (although it looks a bit 'TV' in some places) and very authentic looking scenery (with some nice details, e.g. like that destroyed Israeli M113 in the background).

But the amazing thing is (personally) one of the best music scores in an action movie ever (which unfortunately I can't seem to find anywhere). I mean, Sylvester Levy really did his job right. Every time they head for action, they are followed by excellent instrumental scores which give this film and the scenery much more depth (my favorite one plays when they are running for the shore). Unbelievably good.

So, must have seen it a couple of dozen times and still like to watch it for the above reasons. It's not a deep movie, just good war action and great music. I enjoy(ed) it. Maybe you will, too. Personally, I'd rate it as 6, objectively at 5, IMDb 7 at least (should have more since atrocities like The Rock get 7.3 average).


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