- TV Movie
- 1h 40min
A group of female convicts volunteers for a mission to rescue a woman from a Cuban prison.A group of female convicts volunteers for a mission to rescue a woman from a Cuban prison.A group of female convicts volunteers for a mission to rescue a woman from a Cuban prison.
Made for cable TV ("This isn't cable TV," the colonel tells one of the convicts at one point), the tale does walk a tightrope between being an action movie and territory closer to Lifetime (they don't actually get to the prison until the movie's third act); most of the prisoners who get some kind of development turn out, of course, to have some kind of circumstances that redeem them in the eyes of the plot - though one, thankfully, doesn't (I won't reveal which one because it would blow the climax) - but on the upside the lack of Big Names in the cast mean it's not easy to guess who'll make it to the "Country of first publication: United States of America" info, and the tale's played thankfully straight with no winking to the audience...well, there is that "cable TV" joke...and a lack of gratuitous nudity. (In the case of Tempestt Bledsoe - doing more acting here than on "The Cosby Show" - this may be just as well.)
Anyone expecting non-stop blistering action may be disappointed, but you could do worse.
- Victor Field
- Jun 22, 2002