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Plato's Run (1997)

R | | Action | Video 14 July 1998
Hired to rescue escaped inmates, a Florida man is framed for a Cuban gangster's assassination.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Plato
... Senarkian
... Sam
... Dominick
Tiani Warden ... Marta
Maggie Myatt ... Kathy
Horacio Le Don ... Felix
Doug DeLuca ... Buddy
Deborah Magdalena ... Constancia (as Deborah Magdelena)
... Stephanie
Salvador Levy ... Gomez
... Baker (as Mark Macaulay)
... Julie
Chris Hinton ... Cueball
... Flaco
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Ex-Navy SEAL Plato Smith has his hands full with teenage daughter Kathy and a failing fishing business. When old flame Marta offers him big money to rescue two escaped prisoners off a beach in Cuba, Plato accepts. Under heavy fire, Plato and ex-SEAL buddy Sam Macris manage to rescue the escaped Cuban prisoner, Felix Gomez. But soon Plato is implicated in a murderous web of assassination and deceit, masterminded by a ruthless international arms dealer, Alex Senarkian. By the end, Plato must face all his deadly foes in a desperate attempt to clear his name and save his daughter. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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A deadly group of mercenaries armed out of control...and out for blood. See more »

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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14 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Gary Busey and Roy Scheider would work later together the same year in The Rage. See more »

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Performed by Ed Calle, Tommy Anthony, Lee Levin, Doug Emery, Richard Bravo & Ricardo Suarez
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The rundown on Plato...
12 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Gary Busey,Steven Bauer and Jeff Speakman star as three mercenaries who become entangled into a complicated assassination attempt that is set up by Roy Scheider, so after Scheider kidnaps Busey's daughter it's one man army time. Gary Busey is back in his Bulletproof type days as Busey is the lead action star and does shoots all kinds of people in this mediocre potboiler. Plato's Run is pretty much what you would expect from the cast, which is that it's dumb, has lots of action, bad acting and Busey running around looking drunk. There always was something about the presence of Gary Busey that made him a cultural icon, or at least an icon in the B.movie world and for fans of Gary, Plato's Run offers up guilty pleasure not seen since Bulletproof and we all know that with the puffy Busey, puffy Speakman and the still slender Bauer that this is a personification of what a B.movie throwaway is. If anything else it's worth it just to see Busey and Bauer try and escape a landmine trap as a cackling over the top Scheider lies the ham on thick.

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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