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Movie in Action (1987)

A movie crew is shooting in Thailand when some military guys kidnap the female star. The crew decide to fight back to get the movie star while shooting their movie.

Director:

Teddy Page (as Ted Johnson)

Writers:

Robert Marius (screenplay) (as Robert Paul Marius), Robert Marius (story) (as Robert Paul Marius)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... The Director
Robert Marius ... Effectman (as Robert Mason)
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Brian - Soundman
Don Holtz Don Holtz ... The Lead Actor (as Don Holden)
David Brass David Brass ... Cameraman
Liza Hurton Liza Hurton ... Make-up Girl
Richard King Richard King ... Cambodian Guide
Mike Monty Mike Monty ... The Producer
Chantal Mansfield Chantal Mansfield ... The Lead Actress
Anthony Young Anthony Young ... Rebel Leader
Michael Walter Michael Walter ... US Military Attache
Frank Juhas Frank Juhas ... Assistant Director (as Frank Nicholson)
Anne Joseph Anne Joseph ... Scriptgirl
Mel Davidson Mel Davidson ... Assistant to the producer (as Bill Davidson)
Daniel Simpson Daniel Simpson ... Assistant effectsman
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A movie crew is shooting in Thailand when some military guys kidnap the female star. The crew decide to fight back to get the movie star while shooting their movie.

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It started as a war ... but ended with real violence

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Action | War

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The Producer: Before my comrades here, put a tragic end to your lives... I think , I may owe you an explanation.
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Edited into Crime Stopper (1990) See more »

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A fun little action gem that manages to entertain and putting your brain on autopilot makes it even better.
26 December 2020 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

While shooting an action film in Thailand a film crew gets attacked by real soldiers who kidnap their leading lady. The director Frank who has a background in military tactics, gathers members of the crew to set out on a daring rescue mission.

I bought this movie from a distributor in South Africa called Impact Video who released the film under the title, BLASTFIGHTER FROM HELL. Aside from believing the title change might help it sell better, I have no idea why they did that. Of course, I also expected a completely different movie as the summary on the back of the cover didn't match what I saw in the final film.

Nonetheless, this was a fun little action gem that managed to entertain. The concept on paper sounds totally absurd but it actually works. Mainly because it features a bunch of very fun characters. The film stretches plausibility to an extent, although in this case it never really bothered me. In fact, putting your brain on autopilot makes it even better.

The only thing that hindered the entertainment value was a single scene that never really added anything to the overall plot and created a bit of a pacing problem. If removed the film would've been better for it.

For those looking to be entertained this film comes highly recommended. Serious film fans might also find something to like about it so I would encourage everyone to seek it out, as the fun factor is really high regarding characters and action set pieces.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Comandos en acción See more »

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