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Executive Target (1997)

A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.

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Joseph Merhi

Writers:

Dayton Callie, Joe Hart (as Jacobsen Hart)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Nick James
Roy Scheider ... President Carlson
Keith David ... Lamar
Angie Everhart ... Lacey
Dayton Callie ... Bela
Kathy Christopherson ... Nadia James
Gareth Williams ... Clay Ripple
Robert Miano ... Jack
Matthias Hues ... Vic
Mike Genovese ... Det. Smoke
Joe Hart Joe Hart ... Ray (as Jacobsen Hart)
Jessica Cushman Jessica Cushman ... Det. Green
Jana Robbins Jana Robbins ... Dorothy
Sal Landi ... Luther
Lance LeGault ... Moore
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Storyline

A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.

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Kidnapping a US President is worth a hell of a lot of money. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvo Executivo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Steven Spielberg who directed Jaws (1975) and Roger Donaldson who directed Species (1995), both have the same number of letters in their surnames. See more »

Quotes

President Carlson: Where are we going?
Nick James: To a friend's.
President Carlson: Oh good, step on it.
Nick James: No problem.
[shift's gear and floors it]
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Gone
Written by Marc Ferrari
courtesy of Master Source
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If car chases are your cup of tea then step right up!
22 September 2009 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

Michael Madsen apparently sleep walks his way through this undemanding but nonetheless fun entry from the ever reliable guys at (the much sadly missed!) PM Entertainment.

Madsen plays a stunt car driver who is sprung from a prison bus by a shady government organisation who have hatched a dastardly plan to kidnap the president of the United States and are planning to utilise our hero's amazing driving adroitness in a daring bid to abscond with him. Well, if insane car chases are your cup of tea, then you'll love this for sure. Cars flip, spin, screech, explode and perform all manner of hair raising feats in this adrenaline pounding ride. Unfortunately, it has to be said that there is very little substance other than the aforementioned so if you are requisite of character development, a more abstruse plot and good performances then it would probably be wise to look elsewhere.

Whilst certainly not one of my personal favourites from PM's extensive catalogue, this is nonetheless worth a look for fans of automobile chaos and awesome GENUINE (as opposed to lazy CGI crap!) stuntwork.


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