A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.

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David Hogan (as David Glenn Hogan)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... James Dunn
Robert Kotecki ... Marine Lieutenant
Rick Cramer ... Bus Guard 1
Kenn Whitaker Kenn Whitaker ... Bus Guard 2
Wolfgang Bodison ... Cpt. Steve Braddock
Jon Voight ... Casey / Woodward
Eddie Velez ... Sgt. Peyton
Michael Marich Michael Marich ... Omega 3
Simon Baker ... Stephen Barnes (as Simon Baker-Denny)
Jill Hennessy ... Victoria Constantini
Donna Cherry ... First Lady
Robert Culp ... Donald Bickhart
Eric Roberts ... Spencer
Paul Sorvino ... Ken Rackmill
John Diehl ... Police Captain
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Storyline

Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had avoided conventional law enforcement methods. On his first Mission, James is made the fall guy for the assassination of the first lady and everyone is looking for him and Dr. Victoria Constantini who was lucky to videotape what happened. One of the forces looking for him is military, led by Gen. Adam Woodward, which is in fact an alias for Grant Casey. Written by Anonymous

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When the first lady is assassinated, an honored soldier becomes a hunted fugitive. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the end of the film when James Dunn is watching the news in the TV repair shop, you see both Keenen Ivory Wayans and his stunt double next to each other. He's wearing a Olive Green satin jacket in which Wayans utters "You look just like that guy" as the films' final punchline. See more »

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A single briefcase of cash exchanged in the final scenes could not possibly hold the agreed amount of $5 Mio; they'd need at least five of them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marine Lieutenant: Standby, Sergeant. Target should be coming into sight. Target's in sight. Take him out.
Sergeant James Dunn: It's a kid, Lieutenant.
Marine Lieutenant: We have our orders, Sergeant.
Sergeant James Dunn: Can't be more than ten years old.
Marine Lieutenant: I don't care about his age. Take him out!
Sergeant James Dunn: I can't...
Marine Lieutenant: [draws his pistol] Goddammit, Sergeant! We have our orders here! Fire, now! Now! Obey my fuckin' order!
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Referenced in Gloria (1999) See more »

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Wayans writes himself an "I'm the hero and I'm so cool"-part
30 January 1999 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

The premise sounds exciting; Some good scenes of mass hysteria as the public turns vigilante on Wayans, but then again; "Some good scenes" doesn't by far make a good movie. And this isn't really such a good movie. Slick, but unrewarding. Enough said.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,836,490, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$6,391,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,838,218
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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