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Hostile Force (1997)

After a woman cop is shot in a burglary attempt that kills her fiancé and wounds another fellow officer, the two officers join a security agency where large amounts of cash are stored. A ... See full summary »

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Michael Kennedy

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Michael January
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Rabbit (Mike)
Cynthia Geary ... Lucy James
Wolf Larson ... Tony Reineke
Cali Timmins ... Janice Simmons
Hannes Jaenicke ... Jeff
Brent Stait ... Wendel Pone
Peter Hanlon ... Patrick Logan
Sean Milliken Sean Milliken ... Derek Green
Aaron Smolinski ... Pizza Man
Andrew Wheeler ... Ronald McNabb
Colin Cunningham ... Larry
Ken Camroux-Taylor Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Curly (as Ken Camroux)
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Arne
Nick James ... Jose
Sarah Brown ... Rachel
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After a woman cop is shot in a burglary attempt that kills her fiancé and wounds another fellow officer, the two officers join a security agency where large amounts of cash are stored. A criminal team captures the agency and begins to break into the company vaults. Led by Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Pig, a crazed killer, the two hold the staff in the agency hostage while the rest of the team work on the vault. Geary works to get messages out to her former police cohort, who is a field agent for the firm, and fights the criminals psychologically and ultimately physically. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Some Things Don't Go Exactly As Planned

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1997 (USA) See more »

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The Heist See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Dreary" is the best way to describe this TV made turkey.
25 August 2004 | by aloepSee all my reviews

I've said it before, but when Channel 5 in the UK show straight to video/TV movies, why do they always have to show absolute worst ones? I caught this on TV earlier this month and instantly recognised it as a terrible movie I'd seen many years earlier on you've guessed it, CHANNEL 5! You're probably wondering why I watched it again if it was awful. Well, it's been at least 4 years since I last saw it and I barely remembered anything about it other than it being bad. I decided to watch it again to see if it was as bad as I remembered it. Occasionally, things do improve on second viewing. Not this.

Quite possibly one of the most dreary and boring "action" movies of all time. In every angle it's cheap and tacky. Much of it is set around one dingy room where the incompetent robbers don't do much other than argue with each other, and while not doing that they're either terrorising or again arguing with one of the hostages. Everything is incompetently handled. The pacing for one, is dreadful. What relevance did Lucy James's fiance being killed in an earlier robbery have to do with the main plot? The performances are largely awful, with nobody really getting into the material except for the ever talentless Hannes Jaenicke who I recognised from Jim Wynorski's classically bad Extreme Limits, who puts in one of his usual hammy performances and at no point comes off as convincing or scary. Only positive thing I can give it is that the climax isn't as bad as it could have been, but that's hardly a compliment. This scene is mediocre at best, and comes after so much dross that even if it was great, it still couldn't make up for the rest. It includes 1 car exploding, a small gunfight and a fight on top of a moving van. This ends up providing unintentional hilarity, as the moving van is a mid 90's Ford Econoline and the van that ends up rolling over looks like a late 70's van, with circular headlamps. The difference is obvious and this is probably the only thing that made laugh in this rubbish. And the whole dreary feel is carried through to here as well, as this is set among wastegrounds under cloudy skies.

This has to be one of the shortest reviews I've ever written but everything to be said has been said. I just advise you to stay well away. It's not even "so bad it's good", it's just pitiful, dreary, forgettable rubbish that will do nothing but give you a headache and put you in a bad mood.


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