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Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1989)

A Vietnam vet breaks out of a mental institution to go after drug-dealing gangsters who are selling contaminated product that is killing people.

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George Erschbamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenzo Lamas ... Soldier Kelly
Michele Scarabelli ... Dr. Pierce
Larry B. Scott ... Speedboat
Harvey Atkin ... Sidney Glassberg
Jack Blum ... Billy Ray
Richard Jutras ... Joey Garcia
Ron Palillo ... Torchy
Sonya Biddle Sonya Biddle ... Lucinda
Mark Brennan Mark Brennan ... Lt. Broderick
Kathleen Kinmont ... Det. Lisa Forester
Al Vandecruys Al Vandecruys ... Salvatore Franco
Wally Martin Wally Martin ... Weasel
Michael Scherer ... Goliath
Richard Zeman ... Trevor
Perry Schneiderman Perry Schneiderman ... Shapiro
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A Vietnam vet breaks out of a mental institution to go after drug-dealing gangsters who are selling contaminated product that is killing people.

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The SnakeEater is about to clean up the street. No matter how dirty he has to get.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1991 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Snake Eater's Revenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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"Soldier I know that look".
24 December 2013 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

"Snake eater" was a low-grade junky b-action flick that mixed "Rambo" and "Deliverance" with ridiculous results. This tacky follow up fares no better. Knowing just how silly it is, it goes about things in a much lighter frame with its tongue-in-cheek humour sticking out. Still the context is no laughing matter, as Soldier (Lorenzo Lamas' charismatically reprising his role) wages a private war against the city's dangerous drug lords in this urban action joint. Easily the weakest of the three films, being truly offbeat and tame. What was that all about with the trite sub-plot involving Soldier being kept in a loony bin. It's completely nonsensical. Some things written into the story just don't seem to mesh and there was a real lack of action (… well there is a wheelchair bout), with its tone being very jarring with its message and humour. This time soldier is kind of teamed up with a smart-talking black street kid (Larry B. Scott). Who loves repeating the phrase "Do sh!t stink". They get together every now and again to knock off some prominent drug pushers. Some very creative ideas in dispatching too. It seems to be better executed in its set-pieces than the previous feature, but I didn't find it as fun. Also showing up in the cast is Ron Palillo and Kathleen Kinmont. Amusing enough action fodder.


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