4.4/10
476
16 user 3 critic

Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)

R | | Action, Drama | 18 April 1997 (USA)
Elite army unit is assigned to destroy North Korea's lone nuclear facility.

Directors:

Stephen Milburn Anderson (as Steve Anderson), Hubert de La Bouillerie (uncredited)

Writers:

Paul Sinor (story), Paul Sinor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crash (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When small-time criminal Casey and local detective Madeline get caught in a cross-fire between dirty F.B.I. agents and their drug cartel friends because of a very important computer disk ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Wilkinson
Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Leilani Sarelle
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Hemecker
Stars: Michael Biehn, Joong-Hoon Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.

Director: John Terlesky
Stars: Roy Scheider, Patrick Muldoon, Maria Conchita Alonso
Timebomb (1991)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When someone tries to murder watchmaker Eddy Kay, the incident triggers a barrage of nightmares and flashbacks into a past that isn't his own. Fearing for his sanity, Eddy contacts ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher
Stars: Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a physically and emotionally scarred soldier returns home from World War II, he mistakenly trusts a mysterious young drifter to deliver a secret love letter to his old sweetheart.

Director: Kenneth Bowser
Stars: Michael Biehn, Maureen Mueller, Michael Beach
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Al is hired by an acquaintance who happens to be the local mob boss to track down his own brother who's wanted by the mafia for the murder of an important gangster figure. Is blood thicker than water?

Director: Nick Vallelonga
Stars: Michael Biehn, William Petersen, Leo Rossi
The Maker (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter
Stars: Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
K2 (1991)
Adventure | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

Director: Franc Roddam
Stars: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Annie Grindlay
A Taste for Killing (TV Movie 1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Michael Biehn, Jason Bateman, Henry Thomas
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Just before the turn of the Century two young outlaws team up for a historic ride. Based on historical references, the "True Story" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Stars: David Clayton Rogers, Ryan Browning, Rachelle Lefevre
Asteroid (TV Movie 1997)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zach Charles
Prison of Secrets (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber
Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Finola Hughes, Gary Frank
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Robert Hart
Mark Edward Anderson Mark Edward Anderson ... Wayne Northrup
Adrian Paul ... Shooter
Kathleen York ... Victoria Elliot
Greg Joung Paik ... Maj. Kang
R. Lee Ermey ... Sen. Pullman T. Fowler
Denis Forest ... Dennis Larson
Grace Zabriskie ... Brig. Gen. Burke
Janet Price Janet Price ... Orderly
Paul Perri Paul Perri ... Maj. Shelby
John Carroll Lynch ... Sgt. Plonder
Barbara Eve Harris ... Sgt Rhodes
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Sgt. Susie Warzenak (as Jennifer Blanc)
Shawnee Smith ... Sgt. Addy Cooper
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Sgt. Lorraine Towers
Edit

Storyline

To stamp out the threat of nuclear war a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their survival training to get them through. Written by Bren L. M.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Cold War just got hot. Time to Rock 'N' Roll"

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong combat violence, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DMZ See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While shooting a fight scene, Michael Biehn stepped on and broke one of Adrian Paul's toes. See more »

Goofs

U.S. Marines are shown wearing berets; however, berets have not been worn by the Marines since only a short time in WWII. Either garrison hat, or round hat is authorized. See more »

Quotes

Shooter: There are no loyalties, only targets.
See more »

Connections

Features Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I'll give the plot its props, but the production values are terrible!
6 January 2000 | by Tin Man-5See all my reviews

"Dead Men Can't Dance" is a film that relies heavily on other films, interweaving plot conflicts and cliches that we've seen a million times before into one motion picture. However, the ones they use to combine work nicely: A small all-women platoon fights its way through Vietnam, trying to figure out which among them are spies and which in the government are the villians working alongside the enemy. Sure, we've seen it all before, but in order for a film like this to work, it must take the cliches seriously and make sure they flow and interlap smoothly. This film does that, and it knows how to make them work. After all, this is a movie trying to be an action flick, not a serious approach to the Vietnam War.

The cast is generally good- Michael Biehn, Mark Edward Anderson, and Adrian Paul stand out as the men trying to lead the women to victory, and most of the women, played by a bunch of unknowns, are well played. Its almost as if all the actors know that their characters are paper-thin and designed to be cardboard cutouts, and they choose to have fun with it. This factor helps tremendously.

However, despite these pluses, the film as a whole is extremely poor. The camera work is shoddy, and the production values are terrible. It looks as if it was filmed with a cam corder most of the time, and the synthesizer music only adds to its cheeziness. Some directors can hide a low budget (1993's "Fortress" is a good example). This guy, however, cannot. The results are an impressive, if overused, plot with lousy details around it. And if you don't have the visuals mastered in war films, you don't have anything.

*1/2 out of ****


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed