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T.N.T. (1997)

R | | Action | 9 January 1998 (USA)
The Tactical Neutralization Team, or T.N.T., is a squad of elite soldiers sent on top-secret, near-suicidal missions around the world. After one of their missions ends in failure, team ... See full summary »


Robert Radler


Chuck Konzelman (screenplay), Darrell Sedliar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... Alex
Randy Travis ... Jim
Rebecca Staab ... Jamie Wheeler
Judson Mills ... Val
Cyril O'Reilly
Ronald Lawrence Ronald Lawrence
Juan A. Riojas Juan A. Riojas
Bre Blair
Eric Roberts ... Russo
Traci Adell Traci Adell ... Barbara
Sam J. Jones ... Greel
Ken Olandt ... Basu
Ben Radler Ben Radler ... Andrew
Simon Rhee ... Choi
Alberto Vazquez ... Carlos


The Tactical Neutralization Team, or T.N.T., is a squad of elite soldiers sent on top-secret, near-suicidal missions around the world. After one of their missions ends in failure, team member Alex decides he's had enough of the special-op life and calls it quits. His commanding officer, however, doesn't want the security risk of a former member walking around, so he assigns another member of the team to hunt down Alex and retire him permanently. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Both during the ambush scene and during the final driving scene, the sounds of tires screeching on pavement can be heard despite the vehicles driving on dirt roads. See more »

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Turkey Shoot...#5
4 December 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Olivier Gruner (Finally I can go back to reviewing other movies, since this wraps up my turkey binge)stars as a gym instructor who's past jumps out of the bushes and bites him in the ass. (Or as Randy Travis puts it) It seems that Gruner is part of a unit called TNT (this is one of the film's better ideas) and after the senseless murder of a woman and child, Olivier gets sad and runs away from the unit. Eric Roberts and Sam "Flash Gordon" Jones are the guys who want to take him on. Helmed by Robert Radler, TNT fails miserably as a generic stupid actioner, the movie is mercilessly boring for it's first half only to be undeniably hilarious it's second half. The climax is alone worth it for fans of camp because Gruner and Jones duke it out in what amounts to the world's most ridiculous climax. Acting-wise, Randy Travis probably gives the best performance, giving an adequate tough guy role, despite not having enough screen time. Eric Roberts and Sam J. Jones on the other hand seem totally embarrassed, as they should be. Gruner is as usual dependably bad, with awkward acting so reprehensible it makes you cringe. Indeed watching Olivier Gruner interact with Rebecca Staab (Who plays Olivier's girlfriend) is truly as bad as it gets. The fight sequences would be okay, if not for the god-awful directing and basically it becomes quite obvious that this was a quick shoot. Indeed Radler rebounded with the far more enjoyable Substitute 4:Failure Is Not An Option, although that one is no great shakes, at least it doesn't have Olivier Gruner trying to talk all lovey-dovey with his co-star. Then again though, nobody gets hit by a truck in Substitute 4...

* out of 4-(Bad)

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9 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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