Death Before Dishonor


Action / Drama

IMDb Rating 5 10 658


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August 26, 2020



Brian Keith as Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
Fred Dryer as Gunnery Sgt. Burns
Paul Winfield as Ambassador
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876.21 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
91 min
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1.59 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
91 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Corpus_Vile 7 / 10 / 10

Bring on the cheese... USA! USA!

Some Spoilers to follow Fred Dryer (That guy who played bad ass cop Hunter on TV in the 80s) is bad ass veteran of um, El Salvador, Gunnery Sgt Burns, who is sent to the fictitious country and terrorist haven of Jemal, to whip Jemali terrorist ass, which he does with gritty gusto. However, the terrorists kidnap his crusty cigar chomping superior Brian Keith, and subject him to a spot of surprisingly graphic power drill torture, partly to get information, and partly for chuckles because they're evil. Not only that, they then evilly suicide bomb the US embassy, killing his buddy. Burns goes ballistic, but is hampered by a lot of wussy crap from uptight pen pushing US Ambassador to Jemal Paul Winfield, who constantly bleats things like "You gotta do this by the book Sergeant! By the book!!" However, Gunnery Sgt. Burns is bad ass, played Hunter and does things his way by gawd, and to hell with the consequences, so Winfield's whining only enrages him and causes him to whip even more terrorist ass, this time aided by a handy and intrepid Israeli hit squad, (Who fortunately happen to be in Jemal on an ass kicking mission at the time) thanks to that damn girlie Ambassador Winfield and his "My hands are tied, by the book!" b.s. Death Before Dishonour is critically... well, not great. However, it more than makes up for this with cheerful xenophobia, awesome bad ass-ery and testosterone fueled cheese. It also obligingly throws in scenes of evil German terrorist ringleaders in cahoots with those sneaky Jemalis, heroic soldiers who fearlessly throw themselves in front of grenades before patriotically gasping "Take... me... home... sir!" and hot Polish babe Joanna Pacula as a mysterious and alluring war photographer, and will sadden you that the cold war is over, as they just don't make 'em like this no more. Recommended for rabid right wingers, angry loners, addled military vets, stoners and lovers of jingoistic cheesy goodness, such as myself.

Reviewed by Hey_Sweden 6 / 10 / 10

Uninspired, maybe, but still fun.

"Death Before Dishonor" is a cheesy, nasty, jingoistic piece of work, and pretty fun on that level. In any event, it does exactly what it should be doing, and that's delivering lots of gunfire, explosions, and brutality before revving up for a nicely rousing finale. The villains are utter creeps whose demise we eagerly anticipate, and our hero is a jut jawed type who everybody knows damn well will take on all comers in order to do what's right. It's also the sole feature film vehicle for TV star Fred Dryer ('Hunter'), who plays Marine sergeant "Gunny" Burns, who's stationed in the Middle East. When terrorists manage to kidnap his superior, Colonel Halloran (a lovably crusty Brian Keith), he goes into action. Luscious Polish babe Joanna Pacula plays a dubious journalist covering the terrorists' activities, Paul Winfield (rather wasted) is an officious, typical bureaucrat (the kind of guy in this type of film who will insist that the hero do things by the book), Sasha Mitchell is one of Burns's young soldiers, and Rockne Tarkington, Mohammed Bakri, and Kasey Walker play our unsubtle villains. This marked the only 1st unit directing credit for veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator Terry Leonard, who's worked on films ranging from "McLintock!" to "The Green Hornet". You know it's comfortably familiar stuff, when, even if you're watching it for the first time, you can easily predict upcoming lines of dialogue. The on location shooting is a bonus, as is the excellent music by the under-rated Aussie composer Brian May. The action is first rate, and keeps us happily watching for the duration. And just to show us how sadistic the baddies are, the most memorable scene has them mutilating Keiths' hand with a power drill and threatening his young associate with similar treatment. That makes it all the more glorious when Dryer and associates, with the assistance of the Mossad, launch the climactic attack on the stronghold where Keith is being kept. It's guaranteed to get you cheering and pumping your fist, right up to the final frame. Seven out of 10.

Reviewed by sveknu 6 / 10 / 10

Standard, formulaic, but nevertheless OK

This movie is an ultra patriotic, one-dimensional all-American military hero movie from the Reagan era. Do we like this kind of stuff? YES! It's great for relaxation at home. It's not great by any means, the action is OK/mediocre, the acting is (just forget about the acting), the story is standard, in total it's nothing we haven't seen before. I guess you have to be a fan of this type of movie to enjoy them. The movie itself knows what it is and doesn't try to do anything else than stick to it's safe formula. At least you know what you'll get from this. 6 out of 10

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