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Expendable Assets (2016)

Inspired by the real events of human trafficking and the use of private Armies hired for top dollar to do the bidding, often with some countries intelligence service watching from the ... See full summary »


Tino Struckmann


Tino Struckmann, Si Dunn (co-writer) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Ted McGinley ... Carter
Jake Busey ... Tony
Annika Pampel ... Sdanka
Tori London ... Lauren
Chase Stevens Chase Stevens ... Chance
Anthony Mayweather ... Big Red
Elvin Manges Elvin Manges ... Mr. Smith
Devin Lundeen Devin Lundeen ... Newbie
Ryan Howe Ryan Howe ... Blondie
Joe Klander Joe Klander ... Vladimir
Scott Brault Scott Brault ... Thor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Briggs ... Yulaf (as Ernest Briggs IV)
Zack Brown Zack Brown ... Russian Solider
Justin Courville Justin Courville ... Russian Soldier
Greg Craft Greg Craft ... Sergei


Inspired by the real events of human trafficking and the use of private Armies hired for top dollar to do the bidding, often with some countries intelligence service watching from the sidelines. The beautiful Sdanka and her family are caught in the wake of human smugglers, and after their scores settled, her family killed, Sdanka left for dead, their deadly business goes on. Six month later people are being killed by a highly skilled sniper in the small country, and Roger, the head of a small band of ex-army Rangers, now turned government mercenaries are sent in to deal with the unknown threat, they are hired by the covert operative Carter, who insists that the fragile peace in the country is at stake. Roger and his die-hard team of soldiers now living a life of women, wine and cars, envied only by Charlie Sheen, now finds themselves hunted through the forests of Eastern Europe with a hard lesson to learn, as they one by one are wounded and shot up, hunted as prey at their own game. Written by Tino Struckmann

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28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sdanka's War See more »

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Gilbert, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Very lazy attempt to make an action film
16 December 2016 | by RamonCota1See all my reviews

It's an unfortunate trend now for action movies to use CGI for explosions and muzzle flash. Expendable Assets is a prime example utilising very poor and unconvincing CGI.

The whole film is basically a series of shootouts in a forest & abandoned mill, punctuated by abysmal acting & dialogue to try to resemble a plot. There's even some cliché romance thrown in.

What really brings Expendable Assets down, even compared to other low budget action films, is the lack of realism. There are many scenes where people are shot with no blood whatsoever. The director makes no attempt to hide this; close-ups of the 'gunshot victims' clearly show a lack of any wounds. High school film makers would have done a better job.

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