Double Target

1987

Action / Adventure / War

136
IMDb Rating 4.7 10 198

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Bo Svenson as Colonel Galckin
Donald Pleasence as Senator Blaster
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931.27 MB
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Italian 2.0
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23.976 fps
102 min
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Italian 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
102 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HaemovoreRex 6 / 10 / 10

More pejorative fun from the one and only Bruno Mattei

The ever dependable Miles O'Keeffe stars in this enjoyable action yarn as a highly decorated soldier who is persuaded to undertake a dangerous reconnaissance mission in Vietnam whilst simultaneously searching for his son there. There are some commendable action scenes throughout and of course, this being a Bruno Mattei action film, you can count on plenty of BIG and beautiful explosions. A good assemble of B-movie regulars including Donald Pleasance, Bo Svenson, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Luciano Pigozzi, Mike Monty and Massimo Vanni make up the rest of the cast and they all put in fine performances in their respective roles (although Svenson's Russian accent is, shall we say, severely wanting in a number of scenes) On the down side however, I must say that the promised spectacular climax proves to be anything but with Svenson as the arch villain meeting a most unimpressive end. Another notably stupid point concerns O'Keefe's son who undergoes such a dramatic change of heart and personality overnight at the end of the film that one would be perfectly justified in assuming he was suffering from some form of schizophrenia! Still, in such a film, any such criticisms are trivial and in the end one has to judge the movie on its merits i.e. on entertainment value. In this respect, whilst not a classic by any means, Double Target comes across well and certainly delivers the goods for its running time, being a fun flick and one that should certainly appease less discriminating action junkies and B-Movie aficionados in general.

Reviewed by Bezenby 7 / 10 / 10

The nation of exploding huts

Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fargrasso really delivers the good in their own half-arsed way in another jungle explosion-fest that morons like me can't get enough of, with plenty of stupid dialogue, entire cities of bamboo huts exploding, and Bo Svenson trying to be Russian, and failing! Miles is another Vietnam vet trying to get his Vietnamese son and getting caught up in all sorts of red tape. It doesn't help that some US agents are following him, and some Russian agents (played by Bo Svenson, who puts on a Russian accent when he feels like it), think the Miles is back on the Nam as a US agent. Bo tries to have Miles killed, but Miles breaks out some moves and beats up a hundred or so guys. The US agents grab Miles and take him to asthmatic Senator Blaster (Donald Pleasance) and Mike Monty. They agree that Miles can go get his son, but he's also got to go into the jungle and prove that Russian soldiers are training up the Vietnamese, probably because scriptwriter Claudio Fragrasso just watched Rambo. Hooking up with Belgian mercenary Ottaviano DellAqua, Miles infiltrates the Russian camp (rather quickly, I thought), and the action begins! I nearly forgot to mention the shark attack scene! This was on of the funniest things I've seen in a long time, as Miles gets his SCUBA gear on to get to where he's going, but can't due to two NVA sitting in a boat. Luckily for Miles a shark knocks the two of them into the water and eats them in a brain-melting mixture of rubber sharks, stock footage of sharks, and scenes filmed both night and day. Miles also thanks the shark by blowing it to pieces in a spectacularly crappy fashion. Basically, the rest of the film involves Miles trying to escape Bo and his allies, but at the same times Miles is trying patch things up with his son, who sides with the Russians! The kid hates Miles so much he's willing to turn in him to the bad guys, that involves some tender scenes between the two as Miles just glares at the boy, and the boy just stares into space. It's like Kramer vs Kramer. Bruno Mattei knows we're not here for Miles to patch things up with his son and some of us even rooted for the kid to be gunned down so it would give Miles and even bigger reason for fighting Bo Svenson on a helicopter. Bruno also throws in Massimo Vanni having a good old punch up with Ottavio, followed by a class (but half-arsed) scene between the two in a minefield. Luciano Pigozzi turns up as an old man who gets gun down (his daughter hooks up with Miles), Mike Monty roots for Miles and Donald gets sass talk from Miles that burns him so bad he's flashing back to it a mere thirty seconds after he's received it. It's not Strike Commando, but it's yet another non-stop explosion fest filled with rubbish one-liners, everything exploding, extras flying into the air and b-movie actors hefting huge machines around the place.

Reviewed by tarbosh22000 7 / 10 / 10

Anti-mainstream, illogical fun!

When Major General Howard Stern is assassinated in Hong Kong (apparently someone's not a fan), and further suicide attacks occur in Kuala Lumpur and the Philippines, the U.S. government calls in American commando/American hero/American badass Robert "Bob" Ross (O'Keeffe). This guy isn't painting fluffy little clouds anymore. All Ross wants to do is get legal custody of the son he had in Vietnam with his now-deceased wife, and bring him back to the good old U.S. of A. But the questionable Senator Blaster (Pleasance) (shouldn't that have been O'Keeffe's name in the movie?) forces him to go on a dangerous mission in order to find his son - track down the evil russkies Col. Galckin (Svenson) and his henchman Talbukin (Anderson) and their never-ending army of goons, and eliminate them. In order to do this, Ross teams up with an in-country contact, Toro (Dell'Acqua), as well as those sympathetic to his cause, McDouglas (Pigozzi) and his daughter Mary (Erlandson, who has an impressive resume of these types of movies). Ross even offers to take Mary back to America along with him and his son...but under such heavy fire, will they all make it? Blow-ups, shooting, O'Keeffe punching people, exploding huts, exploding guard towers, guard tower falls, exploding helicopters. It truly never gets old, unless it's done wrong. And as we always say, the Italians made the best jungle-set exploding hutters, and here is no exception. Bruno Mattei is at the helm for this particular leafy-green violence fest, and he doesn't disappoint. His work can be hit or miss, to say the least, but this is a minor hit. Minor because fellow O'Keeffe-starred Italian jungle epic The Hard Way is better, but Double Target hits the mark, if I may keep the shooting theme going. The only real flaw is that it's about eleven minutes too long. Yes, eleven. Probably because they tried to develop certain dramatic themes, and that takes time. We're always crying out for more character development, so it would be hypocritical of us to criticize the filmmakers for that, and we won't. But there's only so much of Donald Pleasance sitting at a desk coughing into his inhaler that any audience can reasonably stand. To be fair, though, his scenes with Mike Monty are perfectly fine, and when Pleasance, Monty, and O'Keeffe are all together, it's a B-Movie action fan's dream come true. O'Keeffe has never been cooler, and that's saying something because he's usually pretty darn cool. It's a joy to watch him mow down evil Russians, charge through fruit cart chases, and ignite entire villages with his rocket launcher. He even takes on a shark in an amazing bit of man-to-shark combat. That was definitely a movie highlight. It's all set to an ace Stefano Mainetti score, which helps a lot. Mainetti also did the music for the closing song, "Losing You", sung by Rosanna Napoli. It's always funny when, after a viewer is subjected to 102 minutes of violence and bloodshed, a tender, romantic ballad plays over the credits. It's all part of the anti-mainstream, illogical fun that comes with these pre-CGI-era blow-up movies. In misspelled credits news, we are informed of the many people that worked hard on the Philippine Crow. They must have meant "crew". When English isn't your first language, unpredictable things can happen when you try to print it on screen. Once again, it's part of the unique experience. Either that or they employed a Philippine crow to relay messages back and forth amongst the crewmembers on the set. Seems economical. Never released in the U.S., Double Target represents the exploding hut era well, with some really nice explosions and some other fine attributes. Really only because of its slightly overlong running time does it not reach the heights achieved by some of its competitors, but it is a more than worthy addition to the 'cannon', if you will.

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