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A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.

Director:

Albert Pyun

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Albert Pyun (story), Albert Pyun (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Richard Charles
Debra Jo Fondren Debra Jo Fondren ... Amanda Case
Sarah Douglas ... Carla Davis
Kristie Phillips Kristie Phillips ... Charlie Case
Tim Thomerson ... Rex Beechum
Gary Schmoeller Gary Schmoeller ... Coach Crandall
Terri Conn ... Vicky
Viktor Makhov Viktor Makhov ... Russian Coach
Jackie Brummer Jackie Brummer ... Borokova
Jessica G. Budin Jessica G. Budin ... Oga
George Athens George Athens ... Greek Medic
Melanie Davies Melanie Davies ... Doris
Jon H. Epstein ... Willy (as Jon Epstein)
Chad Stahelski ... Whit
Simon Poland ... Alain
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Storyline

A pre-story sequence with Lance Henriksen as a super-spy and an opening credits obviously ripping off the James Bond themes gives hope for a spy story or spoof in the Bond mode. However, the story quickly opens with former USA gymnastics champion Kristie Phillips in the lead role as the spy's unknowing gymnast daughter who gets caught up in the spy's attempts to keep Ukranian missile launch codes from falling into the wrong hands. Sarah Douglas shows up as the Soviet spy trying to get the codes back and willing to kill anyone to get them including Phillips' Mother and brother. Tim Thomerson also appears as a journalist reporting on the gymnasts who gets caught up in the events. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Catch her if they can...Kill her if they do.

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Demolidora See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Filmed back-to-back with Hong Kong 97 while Pyun was still prepping Heatseeker. See more »

Goofs

At the Athens gymnastics championship, the electronic scoreboard spells Athens as "ATHEN'S". See more »

Crazy Credits

After the closing credits have wrapped up, we see a Secret Service agent on the phone proclaiming that they may need to keep tabs on Charlie. See more »

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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Heat On The Run
Written and performed by Madelynn von Ritz (as Madelyn Von Ritz)
Published by Heart Island Music
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God awful
17 September 2000 | by myxedupSee all my reviews

Lance Henriksen got paid something to appear in this. I hope it was a lot.

Former US National Champion gymnast, Kristie Phillips starts as Charlie Case, a gymnast-turn-secret-agent (because it's very common that munchkin gymnasts become government spies...)

There's a truly hysterical opening scene where Charlie's uneven bars routine is sabotaged by an eastern-bloc competitor. What follows is one of the most ridiculous stunt scenes I've ever witnessed....and they want you to take it seriously! Don't worry...she sticks her dismount.

Everything after that is just a messy, dreck of a spy movie. Watch the first fifteen minutes for the campy-gymnastics stuff, then run for cover.


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