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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Plato
Roy Scheider ... Senarkian
Steven Bauer ... Sam
Jeff Speakman ... Dominick
Tiani Warden Tiani Warden ... Marta
Maggie Myatt Maggie Myatt ... Kathy
Horacio Le Don Horacio Le Don ... Felix
Doug DeLuca Doug DeLuca ... Buddy
Deborah Magdalena Deborah Magdalena ... Constancia (as Deborah Magdelena)
Melanie Chartoff ... Stephanie
Salvador Levy Salvador Levy ... Gomez
Marc Macaulay ... Baker (as Mark Macaulay)
Julie Upton ... Julie
Chris Hinton Chris Hinton ... Cueball
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Flaco
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fuite de Plato See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Gary Busy refused to wear T shirts during some scenes and only wore singlets to encapsulate his muscular physique. See more »

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Hot Sauce
Performed by Ed Calle, Tommy Anthony, Lee Levin, Doug Emery, Richard Bravo & Ricardo Suarez
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Why do they keep making these movies!?! And why do I keep watching them!?!
4 February 2001 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

'Plato's Run' isn't just bad, it's disgustingly awful. Not disgusting, but disgustingly awful. That's right folks, this movie sucked. OK, think for a minute here, why does these independent video labels keep making movie after movie, with the same cast, same plot, same twists, same everything. I know, I know, they're B movies that aren't meant to be taken seriously, but why oh why are there so many of them? They really can't make that much money, and are hardly much fun to watch. Well, I suppose that's kind of a lie there, they're a ton of fun to make fun of, but... it's two hours of my life which I'll never get back again.

And the sad thing is that there are these actors, many of them good actors, that will probably be stuck doing these low budget actioners forever. Roy Scheider for instance... he was nominated for a couple of Academy Awards way back when, had a series of high profile hits (2010, Jaws), then made a wrong turn somewhere along, and got stuck doing movies like this. Same with Gary Busey. Steven Bauer looks like he's found a way out if he can hold onto roles like the one he has in 'Traffic', but Jeff Speakman and the rest probably don't have a lot on their side.

First let's start with the plot. Actually, let's not. There isn't much of one, and you already know it by now, even if you've never heard of this movie. The technical values are pretty lackluster, even for a B flick like this one, the direction is really sub standard and the cinematography is nothing to write home about.

Unless you're a die hard Busey fan, this shouldn't be watched by anyone

1/10


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