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City of Fear (2000)

When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Dr. Charlie Venco, urging him to leave Seattle and report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of ... See full summary »


Mark Roper


Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Daniels ... Steve Roberts
Carol Campbell Carol Campbell ... Alexa
Richard Clarkin ... Venco
Meglena Karalambova Meglena Karalambova ... Col. Koslovska
Bashar Rahal ... Phillips
Hristo Shopov ... Vasyl
Peter Mechkoff Peter Mechkoff ... Interpol Agent #1
Vladimir Bonev Vladimir Bonev ... Dr. Kruger
Petko Petsev Petko Petsev ... Addict #1
Basan Saad Basan Saad ... Interpol Agent #2
Vasil Banov Vasil Banov ... Captain Serge
Emiliyan Georgiev Emiliyan Georgiev ... Coordinator
Michail Elenov Michail Elenov ... Crazy Addict (as Michael Elenov)
Itschak Fintzi ... Timoshenko ("Emil Boev") (as Itzhac Fintsi)
Margarita Angelova Margarita Angelova ... Nurse


When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Dr. Charlie Venco, urging him to leave Seattle and report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception. It begins with Dr. Venco's suspicious death and funeral where he meets Alexa Campos, a beautiful associate of the doctor's. A romantic liaison between Alexa and Steve is thwarted by local thugs and military police who are all after the meddlesome Roberts. Roberts discovers what he should not - that the supposed blood research is in fact the development of a 100% addictive drug "Blue Mist" - and that Charlie was in on the whole deal with the Russian Mob. Roberts and Alexa must find a way out: their only hope being some pretty quick thinking and the best martial arts to ever hit Bulgaria. Written by Anonymous

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Murder, Drugs, Corruption, And One Man's Quest For The Truth. See more »




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Release Date:

14 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cidade do Medo See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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The WORST movie I have ever seen.
20 September 2001 | by TheFoolAngelSee all my reviews

I wish to preface these comments by saying that I don't usually like to criticise the efforts of other Directors. That being said however, this is positively the worst film I have ever seen in my life. I have had the misfortune of being witness to some absolute travesties of cinema in my time but this must be right up there with "Scorpio Rising" in my opinion as an example of the worst possible waste of time, money, effort, and attention I can ever claim to have been associated with. From the very moment the titles began, I was dubious. This was followed by a wave of disbelief, a hope that this was a spoof, then the fits of embarrassed laughter took over and I can honestly say that every film-making mistake and cliche that I could think of at the time was being paraded on screen before my very eyes. The acting was non-existent, the lead actor was tragically mannered, wooden, and frighteningly bad. So bad that i could only imagine he was there for the "Fight sequences" if you could call them that. They too were cliched, pointless and boring. I'm not even going to comment on the other 1 dimensional jokes of characters that are thrown in there. Every possible stereotype and cliche you could imagine. As soon as you thought that they were all used up, there would be one more you had forgotten about being thrust at you. The directing was woeful, the pace mind numbing, the writing abysmal. I had to wonder how the Director managed to decipher the bar napkins the script must have come off through the obvious state he must have been in to bother to make such drivel. The financiers mustn't have even read anything, and it is a insulting piece of garbage that quite frankly saddens me. To think that there are so many deserving film makers all around the world that struggle to even get the necessary equipment and film stock to make their pictures, and here we see it squandered on what any deranged monkey could see was a piece of rubbish. If i could give it minus stars I would. But for comedy value, or for a lesson on what not to do, it can have it's one star.

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