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Red Scorpion 1988 action war movie

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Dolph Lundgren is a household name for many reasons, but certainly not for making great movies - just like Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal or Michael Dudikoff he became one of the icons of genre that can be described as on a verge between action flick and martial arts movies. While most of such productions went straight-to-video some were on decent level and Red Scorpion is one of the exceptions.


Soviet Spetsnaz commandos Lieutenant Nikolai Rachenko is sent to Africa as part of Soviet forces in one of the countries. Together with Czechoslovakian and Cuban soldiers Soviets are trying to keep the communist government in power while keeping the rebels under control. Rachenko is given a difficult task - his superiors wants him to infiltrate the rebel organization and kill their leader. It won’t be easy since Soviets have attacked the locals and rebels many times (including raids of their gunship helicopters and usage of chemical weapons), so every Soviet soldier is killed on spot by the rebels. To gain their trust Rachenko starts a fight in canteen in military base and ends up in one cell with Ango, one of the high rank rebels. Now all he has to do is escape together with Ango and pretend that he wants to switch to other side.

Early Doplh Lundgren movie that, comparing to his other films, it actually not that bad. On surface it is simple action flick similar to Rambo III, but by choosing Soviet soldier as the main character and placing him in unstable country the creators made a very good decision. Of course film lacks the realism or historical accuracy, but as for commandos stories it is quite good.




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