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Red Scorpion (1988)

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Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren
Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh
Dewey Ferguson
Al White Al White
Kallunda Kintash
T.P. McKenna T.P. McKenna
General Vortek
Carmen Argenziano Carmen Argenziano
Col. Zayas
Brion James Brion James
Sgt. Krasnov
Ruben Nthodi Ruben Nthodi
Ango Sundata
Ernest Ndhlovu Ernest Ndhlovu
Guerilla Guard / Guerilla

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Jack Abramoff Jack Abramoff
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Arne Olsen Arne Olsen
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Poorly-veiled knock-off of the Rambo movies

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"You lied to me General!"

The real star of Red Scorpion (an '80s action-adventure movie set in the fictional African country of Mombaka) is the glistening, muscle-bound torso of actor Dolph Lundgren. Whenever the action ceases for a period of time, this element becomes the film's primary visual focus. And since the Dolphster is perpetually stone-faced and only occasionally speaks to... read more
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An elite Soviet Special Forces operative is handed a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.
UPC: 082551738823
Tags: Action (5), Adventure (3), Cold War (3), 1980s (3), 1980's (2), Action Hero (2), 1989 (1), Africa (1), 1988 (1), 80's (1), HQ (1), Namibia (1), Tom Savini (1), 105 Min (1)
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