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Navy Seals (1990)

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A battle-hardened SEAL Team sets off 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 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 ... 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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Born to risk, trained to win, they're Navy Seals. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally, the men were going to play touch-football. But Bill Paxton felt the scene was too similar to the volleyball scene in "Top Gun (1986)." So he suggested that they play golf instead. Most of the golf sequence was directed by Paxton with a second unit crew. See more »

Goofs

As the Seals swim out for their rendezvous with the submarine, one man can be seen wearing swim fins on his feet. Even if he had carried these with him throughout the mission, he did not stop to put them on while being chased and shot at by terrorists. See more »

Quotes

[Curran and Hawkins are arguing over Graham's death]
Hawkins: ALL RIGHT! I did it. I FUCKED UP! I fucked up and he is GONE! And there isn't a damn thing I can do about it! So what the hell do you want from me, HUH!
[Curran walks away without answering]
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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 Clerks (1994) See more »

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Written by Giorgio Moroder / Tom Whitlock / Larry Frankland Lee / Stephen Bates (as 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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Not great, but decent
3 June 2004 | by AglandiirSee all my reviews

First off, I'd like to correct the poster below me who said that God "Had a sniper rifle that fired tiny grenades." God was armed with a Barrett M-82A1 .50 caliber BMG. It is a current special forces rifle and is fully capable of (and often used for) putting a bullet all the way through a truck's engine, a foot of solid metal plate, or, as often shown in the movie, wimpy little concrete or cement block walls.

Anyway...

This movie is certainly not a feast for the brain, but neither is it intellectually devoid. The issue with the journalist in the movie is startlingly relevant in today's world, for example. I doubt it was intentional; it's likely that it was put in as a weak attempt at adding conflict and depth to a flat script. But hey, take what you can get, right?

The real strong point of this movie, for me, is the set design. This was shot back in the old days, when neat backdrops couldn't just be drawn in with computers over a bluescreen. The Beirut scene at the end of "Navy SEALs" has some of the best *real* urban combat sets I've ever seen, right up there with the Hue scene at the end of "Full Metal Jacket"... though not quite as good.

I don't know if the sets alone make this movie worth watching, but they do for me. It's generally mindless action, but that doesn't mean that it's without substance; just because "Navy SEALs" doesn't meet the standards of a "great" movie, with well-developed characters and all that junk, doesn't mean it's awful. "Navy SEALs" doesn't include much script depth because it really doesn't need to. That isn't the point. Do you think that real Navy SEALs would make well-rounded characters in the Hollywood sense? These soldiers *can't* have strife within the team, *can't* have little internal conflicts that, in most movies, would be considered interesting. That just isn't realistic.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Navy Seals See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,543,832, 22 July 1990

Gross USA:

$25,069,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,069,101
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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