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5.0 out of 5 stars Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection - Chuck Norris karate kicks the drugs trade into oblivion
The follow up to Delta Force is an equally impressive affair. OK, it suffers from the absence of Lee Marvin but more than makes up for it with a simple revenge and rescue style plot, a particularly villainous main villain and lots of well staged stunts and action sequences.

This time round Norris and his close comrade arrest a drugs baron, after he is released...
Published on 11 Jan 2012 by Victor

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3.0 out of 5 stars School's Out!
Dvd Info.
Running time 113 minutes approx.
Region 2 dvd.
Ratio, 16.9/1.85:1.

Extras.
Theatrical Trailer.

Trivia.
1)Michael Winner was at one time attached to direct this movie.
2)Billy Drago features in another Chuck Norris movie titled Hero & The Terror.
3)This film originally titled Spitfire:Delta Force 2 to star...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection - Chuck Norris karate kicks the drugs trade into oblivion, 11 Jan 2012
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Victor (Hull, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
The follow up to Delta Force is an equally impressive affair. OK, it suffers from the absence of Lee Marvin but more than makes up for it with a simple revenge and rescue style plot, a particularly villainous main villain and lots of well staged stunts and action sequences.

This time round Norris and his close comrade arrest a drugs baron, after he is released and takes terrible revenge on his friend Norris is finally forced into action as the all conquering hero as he single handedly invades a small South American country to rescue some of the Baron's hostages and take some personal revenge. The capture, release and revenge of the drugs baron seems to have been lifted directly from 1989's Licence to Kill. Going up against Billy Drago's gleefully nasty drug Baron (he is so much better here than his somewhat out of place appearance in Untouchables) Norris has a suitable comic book villain to contrast his almost superhuman heroics and good-guyness against.

The rest of the Delta Force also make an appearance, backing Norris up in the latter stages of his mission. This provides most of the humour in the film, with a funny yet well realised look at the politics of invading another country relatively secretly.

All in all another well done high octane thriller from Chuck Norris that doesn't require too much brain power and delivers on all the essential elements - action, nastier-than-though bad guys, more decent-than-though heroes, humour and a bit more action. A great night in with pizza, beer and friends film. 5 stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chuck Beret, 5 Aug 2014
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Arch Stanton (Cornwall, England.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
A Colombian drug king begins to get far too big for his boots after he liquidates a truck load of American intelligence out spying on him. From there the American government are left no option other than to call in the big guns, and so they hire Col. Scott McCoy (Norris) of the Delta Force to capture the evil kingpin Cota (Drago).
Of course extracting him by throwing him out of a plane is all in a days work to McCoy, but of course when taken to court he gets off and exacts his revenge by assassinating McCoy's partner's family, and then kidnapping several operatives.
This makes both the American government and McCoy very cross indeed, and so he is given a short amount of time to get prepared and wreak all holy justice on the naughty army of drug dealers...

I saw this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Yes, I'd seen it before, but not since it was first released on VHS back in the day, and I was genuinely surprised at how enjoyable it actually was.
You get plenty of Chuck for your buck in this one (in a rather ratty wig!), as the film is packed with action right from the word go, this of course being before Norris went all mushy and started releasing his family films onto us; so he's still in one of his tough guy moods, meaning there's plenty of gratuitous violence, of the comic book variety, around just about every corner.

Nice to see Jaeckel in a role, even if he was underused.. Maybe the casting team were hoping for a subliminal Marvin vibe, using the Dirty Dozen actor, I dunno?
Even nicer to see was John P. Ryan, in a totally over the top performance (like he knows any other!), as Norris' unhinged commanding officer, who toward the end, roles up his sleeves, and playing his death card, takes to the skies like a divine wind, in his rocket laden helicopter (surprised it could even take off!), listening to his Debbie Gibson & Tiffany LP's, drinking Coca Cola; whilst punching the air with gusto at each direct hit, as he turns the enterprising, jungle cocaine fortress into an inferno of righteous American justice!!
Drago equally as good, as the villainous Ramon Cota (the evil Colombian overlord), looking as nasty as ever, wild eyed and vicious to the core..

Ultimately, I think the fact that this scores so criminally low on certain internet databases, is an absolute travesty! Because if you want brainless 80s actionfest (in spirit, not quite date of production) jungle mayhem, then look no further because I would certainly put this in Norris' top ten.
I watched the uncut version, to date the UK disc is cut by just 4 seconds (a neck break).

4/5
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3.0 out of 5 stars School's Out!, 22 April 2014
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Timelord007 (The Tardis) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Dvd Info.
Running time 113 minutes approx.
Region 2 dvd.
Ratio, 16.9/1.85:1.

Extras.
Theatrical Trailer.

Trivia.
1)Michael Winner was at one time attached to direct this movie.
2)Billy Drago features in another Chuck Norris movie titled Hero & The Terror.
3)This film originally titled Spitfire:Delta Force 2 to star Michael Dudikoff & the late Steve James, When they passed on the project it was re-written as a Delta Force sequel with Chucks character now Colonel Scott McCoy.
4)Chuck Norris brother Araron Norris directs this sequel.
5)Sadly 5 crew members died during filming in a helicopter accident, The film is dedicated to their memory.

Synopsis.
When DEA agent's are taken Captive by a ruthless South American Drugs Kingpin named Ramon Cota & his best friend murdered by Cota via lethal gas, Colonel Scott McCoy & his friend General Taylor are given the go ahead to dispatch the Delta Force commandos & rescue the captured DEA agent's & put a end to Cotas criminal drug empire.

Timelord Thoughts.
I have mixed feelings on this sequel.

Firstly while this sequel has a fairly decent budget it doesn't live up to the quality or the original movies action scenes as apart from one decent fight scene Chuck Norris seems on autopilot & never really kicks ass like he's capable of in this movie although still has that charismatic awe about him.

The action sequences are decently shot buy Chucks brother Aaron Norris who went on to direct many of his brother's latest films & while the stunt sequences with Chuck are great like the Skydiving or Rock climbing in particular are entertaining I was expecting Chuck do do a lot more fighting & shooting bad guy's in this unsatisfactory sequel.

Another issue I had is I'd have preferred Chucks character Colonel Scott McCoy to have ended the villian Ramon Cota as he killed Chucks best friend yet the ending sees Cota fall to his death from a frayed rope accidentally hit by one of Cotas goons during his extraction which considering how he tortured McCoys friend seemed a complete copout ending to me losing it's dramatic impact.

Yet despite it's flaws this is solid action fare & ideal as a switch your brain off Friday night type of action movie just don't expect this to be on par with the excellent original 1986 movie.

Timelord Rating.
6/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great action, ignore the hate, 16 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
An unfortunate, misjudged, and misunderstood film that could have been something great but only clings to the bottom-rung of respectability. Delta Force 2 is often criticized for not having much to do with the first movie and for having no returning characters other than Colonel McCoy. Well, since Lee Marvin died in 1987 he's got a pretty good excuse. I guess Robert Vaughn could have returned but his stoic General Woodbridge character would have been a bit out of place in the tone of this eccentric sequel. In his place we have General Taylor (John P. Ryan) a wild-eyed, excitable, perpetually happy living embodiment of 'gung-ho'.

Where to begin commenting on Delta Force 2? For a start, it has an unashamedly awful and truly despicable villain who oozes pure evil from every stinking orifice. When eccentric bad guys are not hammy, they are Ramon Cota (a sickening performance by Billy Drago). Cota is a Colombian drug lord, who ships massive amounts of cocaine into America. He kills DEA agents with unnatural glee, murders pregnant women, rapes women, murders their husbands, murders sick babies and uses their bodies to smuggle cocaine, he has a chamber of death in his living room with large viewing window for his pleasure. Make no mistake kiddies, this guy is lower than minus infinity. I am surprised that he didn't go further and start killing the Queen, the Pope, Mother Theresa, and Jesus himself just to prove how evil he was.

In a rare opportunity to catch him, Colonel Scott McCoy (the ever-bearded Chuck Norris) kidnaps Cota in mid-air as his plane sneaks through a corner of US airspace and drags him into court only to watch him leave with virtually no charge. More DEA agents are kidnapped and it's up to Chuck and his team of Commandos to rescue them from death. So he heads off to the fictional South American country of San Carlos for some mighty kicking-of-ass. Killing Cota is not his mission, rescuing the DEA agents is, but you know that Cota is going to get what he deserves eventually.

It would be unfair to call the script generic and by numbers. If anything you could say that Delta Force 2 is overwritten. The Judaism/Islam edge of the first movie is gone and in its place there is political mudslinging between North and South America. Yes, there are gaps in logic, such as McCoy training his men by beating the crap out of them, but when your having this much fun does it really matter.

The action ranges from Norris flying through the sky, swinging through the jungle, falling off cliffs and dodging rockets. Director Aaron Norris drags out every bloody detail, every death dance, and every penetration of every bullet with loads of slow motion. Cota has about 40 million armed guards (I am honestly not kidding) which provide plenty of fodder for the gunship and McCoy's smaller hand-held weapons. Keeping a tally on the body count would be virtually impossible.

Another common criticism is the lack of personality for the Delta Force team themselves. I feel that this is a bit unfair. McCoy's immediate subordinate, Major Anderson, disappears near the end of the film as Geof Brewer died in a helicopter crash during production, which killed 4 others and seriously injured co-actors John P. Ryan and Mateo Gomez. It's a shame as he was rather likeable.

Running 20 minutes shorter than the first movie, Delta Force 2 crams in so much into its 111-minute running time. Even if you hate the movie there's no denying that it gives everything it has got. This is the kind of sheer, over-the-top action that you don't get anymore. The aerial stunts are truly amazing, and the exotic locations are lush and tropical with lots of blue sky and green jungle. Delta Force 2 IS escapism.

The best thing about the movie has to be Frederic Talgorn's truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G score. Seriously kiddies, you have to hunt down a copy of the Delta Force 2: Operation Stranglehold (Original Score). It's definitely one of the most exciting scores of the 90s. I can't recommend it enough.

The DVD presents the film in a murky 1.78:1 transfer with Dolby 2.0 sound and a single trailer for an extra. This film is screaming out loud for a Blu-ray release. Please MGM, give us one now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel from a true great !!, 4 Aug 2012
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Delta force 2 is a fantastic follow up to my favorite war film , next to dirty dozen , and great escape !! Chuck Norris character takes on a scum drug Barron and loses a buddy at his hands . Team Delta leads the attack against the drug fields and drugs trade itself !! Fantastic action , great acting and stunts . I highly recommend Chuck Norris in books too with his books on zen philosophy . I also recommend the TOTAL gym, ebay , AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.CO.UK , which Chuck with his great health and fitness have used for 30 of his 72 years . Eat your heart out Ross Kemp !!Great!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dumb, daft and a lot of fun, 15 Feb 2011
This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
This is serious 80's action throwback stuff, and thoroughly enjoyable for it. Switch off your brain as Chuck and his fellow ultra-secret Delta Force commandos are sent on an errand worthy of a junior CIA coffee boy to reassure a twitchy DEA contact after a brutal DEA massacre at the hands of a costumed drug lord. Then switch on your adrenal glands as all manner of skydiving, rock-climbing, martial arts and fast driving mayhem carries you through the rest of the movie. Norris is suitably deadpan and muscular. Billy Drago is fantastic as a slimeball drug-lord who drips so much evil menace it's surprising his henchmen don't have to follow him around with a towel. And as 'General Taylor', John P Ryan has so much 'gee whizz let's blow up another bad guy!' fun that it's amazing his character passed the Army drugs test.
It's colourful, very enjoyable, fast action fun in a variety of interesting locations and a lot of lush jungle, and it's well worth spending time with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like watching Chuck, say no more ............, 14 Feb 2011
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A great escapist vid - perfect Sunday afternoon viewing after a tasty roast dinner.Great to see old Chuck kick some a**e and Billy Drago plays the moody bad guy so well. If you like watching Chuck, you'll love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delta Force 2 - The Colombian Connection, 15 Dec 2010
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As usual Chuck Norris at his best in this non stop action film, enjoyed it like all other Chuck Norris films
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3.0 out of 5 stars A dissappointing sequel, but a worthy action film, 9 Mar 2001
This review is from: Delta Force 2 [DVD] (DVD)
I was quite dissappointed with this, after the excellent Delta Force, but it is still a decent action film. Chuck Norris is typical high-kicking form and his martial art skills complement the high-octane action sequences perfectly. Whilst not possessing the most credible plot, this is still highly enjoyable if taken at face value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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One of the good old films,got to add to my collection.
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