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Killer Instinct (1990)

The Rutanga Tapes (original title)
A U.S. agent (David Dukes) saves a journalist (Susan Anspach) and her son from an East German/Libyan chemical-warfare plot in Africa.

Director:

David Lister

Writers:

Patrick Lee (screenplay), Alan Nathanson (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dukes ... Bo Petersen
Susan Anspach ... Kate Simpson
Henry Cele ... Samaani
Arnold Vosloo ... Assad
Wilson Dunster Wilson Dunster ... Bernhard
Joanna Weinberg Joanna Weinberg ... Anne Davis
Dustin Montgomery Dustin Montgomery ... Matthew Simpson
Gosie Kruiper Gosie Kruiper ... !Xao
Ernest Ndlovu Ernest Ndlovu ... Josie
Dale Cutts Dale Cutts ... Schumacher
Sean Taylor ... Fasiq
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Bhal
Bart Fouche ... Musif
Ken Gampu ... President Mbule
Simon Sabela Simon Sabela ... General Qwabe
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A U.S. agent (David Dukes) saves a journalist (Susan Anspach) and her son from an East German/Libyan chemical-warfare plot in Africa.

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...time is running out

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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A movie with many, many, problems ...........
16 February 2021 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The South African landscapes are by far the most interesting feature of "The Rutanga Tapes", also known as "Killer Instinct." The story of a chemical weapons plant hidden in the African jungle, posing as a fertilizer factory, is both murky and confusing. Not until three quarters of the movie has run do things somewhat crystalize after David Dukes carefully explains to Susan Anspach what is going on. Acting by anyone not named Dukes is simply awful. In fact the Bushman, who speaks in his own language shows better acting skills than everyone else. Arnold Vosloo is about as believable as an Arab as he would be as Santa Claus. Susan Anspach gives a performance that screams she would rather be anywhere else than in the oppressive African desert. Unless you are completely enamored with one of the actors, this is one to skip. MERK


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia

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Production Co:

Marton, The Movie Group See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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