on 24 June 2010
Very unlikely scenario of Florida lawyer (Crawford) on the run from a gang of crooks who are determined to kill her when she tries to have their ship, which they are using to intercept cable transmissions from banks, seized for a debt. Cue 75 minutes of totally unrealistic chases as cop Baldwin amazingly fends off the baddies with only a small gun and an endless supply of ammunition, and gets to ogle Crawford wearing skimpy tops, and finally, briefly, bond with her on a freight train - before another baddie appears and is duly dispatched. The usual nonsense where the head crook feels compelled to not kill her when he's finally caught her but instead explains his megalomanic ambitions and then gets his just deserts when Mr Good Guy climbs on board the ship. By then we could almost be in a cheap Bond movie. They even sail away into the sunset after in a little boat. Crawford cannot act but to be fair is not really required to, only look good, which she certainly does, expecially in her early scenes as a lawyer still wearing a suit.
on 9 February 2001
if you like gorgeous women great action and a fairly good script then this will suit you down to the ground, the only thing that lets it down is that its too short to go into more detail, and cindy isn't the best of actors, but put up with that and you'll enjoy this a lot.
on 2 January 2010
A novel by Paula Gosling. Former agents of the Soviet KGB, ensconced in Cuba, wish to eliminate a lawyer in Miami. An inspector of the section is responsible for murders keep her alive. Joel Silver production expensive in the glory of supermodel C. Crawford making his debut on the big schermo.The film was one of the aspirants to the title of worst film made in the USA in 1995. Contributes to the outcome veins of vulgar anti-communism and racism. The excellent exhibits Cindy breasts in T-shirt ever smaller. From the same novel was made into Cobra (1986) with Sylvester Stallone.
on 27 April 2016
Kate McQuean suddenly finds herself targeted for death by a crack team of KGB assassins, because she had something to do with Dan Hedaya and his boat, and they have the technology to access every aspect of her life.
Fortunately, maverick cop Max Kirkpatrick is there to protect her, because he's just broken up with Salma Hayek who looks good, but sheesh, she puts in an awful performance.
Together, amidst violence, death, and destruction, they must stay alive and stop them. In the meantime, Max and Kate find themselves falling for each other, because we all know that most of us saw this to see Crawford's talents.....
And if you say 'no' to the last line of that paragraph, and you are a male around the ages of 35-42, you my friend are a blatant liar.
I went to see it because of this, i'm not going to lie, but the fact that it's produced by the king of the eighties action movie, and has it's roots buried deep in the eighties, it doesn't really let you down in the action scenes either.
It's based on the same source material that was used for the Stallone movie Cobra, but the two films couldn't be further apart. Watching Cobra now, it comes of as more of a horror movie than your atypical Stallone vehicle, while this is your more generic action film, and there is one scene where Baldwiin literally jumps in the air and fires his gun while landing in the water.
It looks so stupid, but it fits so well in this movie.
It's also the kind of film where characters only need to look at something and it will explode. For example, there is a scene in a car park where our two heroes are duped by the KGB, where a car just literally blows up for no reason at all, and this is the same scene where his partner is killed, but it's played for laughs because his wig falls off, and it's not even supposed to be intentionally funny.
Baldwin is okay, his agent obviously thought that this would make his star shine, but when watching the film, during key action sequences, Baldwin has a look on his face like he has just sat on a chair with a drawing pin in it.
There's not much to say about Crawford, she looks really good, but there is a reason why she hasn't been in a leading role since.
Berkoff is good but he does this stuff in his sleep, and he looks all the more fed up for it.
If you are a fan of eighties action, where all you need is big explosions and silly one liners, then this is for you.
It's the nineties Action Jackson.