Killing Streets

1991

Action / Adventure

137
IMDb Rating 4.6 10 365

Synopsis


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Cast

Alon Aboutboul as Abdel
Jennifer Runyon as Sandra Ross
Lorenzo Lamas as Charlie Wolff
Michael Paré as Chris / Craig Brandt
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979.47 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
106 min
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1.78 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
106 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by David-240 1 / 10 / 10

Lame-brained racist turkey with great eye-candy!

What a dog this one is! Poorly staged action sequences, lousy acting, terrible dialogue - and it's racist to boot. A ridiculous simplification of the political turmoil in Lebanon in the 1980s, this film would also have us believe that one American high-school basketball coach can defeat a whole army of Lebanese terrorists!!! And we are also meant to believe that the US Government would recruit this same basketball coach (and his friendly Lebanese taxi driver!!!) in an operation to rescue American hostages - a four man operation against hundreds of armed-to-the-teeth terrorists. The resulting rescue scene is almost as funny as the opening scene of "The Naked Gun". This sort of nonsense certainly does nothing to help US relations with the Middle East - and, as this was an Israeli-American co-production, it does little to help Arab-Israeli relations either. On the plus side there is some excellent male eye-candy. Lorenzo Lamas, an even worse actor than his father (if such a thing is possible), is pretty easy on the eye. But even better we have no less than two Michael Pares - he plays twin brothers, and neither brother seems to be too fond of wearing shirts! It's a shame that Pare ended up in this sort of z-grade rubbish, particularly after such a promising start in "Eddie and the Cruisers". With the hunk factor so high, maybe you could watch "Killing Streets" with the sound turned down, put something sexy on the stereo, and simply admire the view!

Reviewed by yatahaeshadai 4 / 10 / 10

The setting is Lebanon-The problem is terrorists!

Michael Pare plays a dual role-Capt. Brandt who has been kidnapped by terrorists because he is getting to close to finding the hostages and twin brother Chris,a high school football coach who isn't buying the official story that his brother is dead. Lorenzo Lamas is the cold hearted state dept. official who wants Chris out of Lebanon. When he changes his silk suit for fatigues we begin to get a look at what is really happening. He intends to rescue the hostages but now he has two extra handicaps. Chris and a friendly cab driver who believes Lebanon can never be free til the Lebanese make a stand.He lets them go along for one reason. If anything goes wrong the US will claim Chris was on a private quest for vengeance.

Reviewed by tarbosh22000 4 / 10 / 10

Killing Streets isn't bad, it's just too long.

Chris Brandt (Pare) is a high school basketball coach from Ohio. His brother Craig (also Pare) is a Marine who was kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists. Running into a wall of red tape from the government, Chris travels to Lebanon to fight the baddies and rescue his brother. Once in Lebanon, he teams up with the classic wacky taxi driver to get results. He also finds time for a romance with government employee Sandra Ross (Runyon). But Charlie Wolff (Lamas) keeps telling Chris to go away and mind his own business. Will the Brandt brothers make it out of the middle east alive? Here we have some classic Michael Pare woodenness - times two! Anyone who's seen any of the five Van Damme movies where he plays a dual role knows that it's done in the classic "Patty Duke Show" way where you see the back of one's head, etc. Double Impact (1991) is probably the best example of that. But like we said for that film, "Double the Van Damme, Double the Running Time", and that's exactly the case here. Killing Streets is way too long at almost two hours. This extensive length not only tests the audience's patience, but we would care more about the proceedings if it was at a sensible running time. But our theory about this is, movies like Killing Streets are primarily made for overseas audiences, especially in depressed countries. These people don't want to go back to their miserable lives, so every second counts when they're sitting in a darkened theater trying to forget their troubles. So they demand longer movies as a longer escape. And Golan (of Golan & Globus fame) certainly delivers that. Pare looks like Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton, Lorenzo Lamas doesn't do all that much but he has a spiffy haircut and an unnecessary southern accent, and the wacky taxi driver is a little less wacky this time around. The main baddie should have been MORE of a baddie, and he also should have been played by Adrien Brody. Killing Streets is an exact cross of two other Pare vehicles: Deadly Heroes (1993) and Instant Justice. It has the same middle east locations as Heroes but almost the same plot as Justice. In Instant Justice (1986) he's looking for his sister. In Killing Streets he's looking for his brother. Did they think fans wouldn't notice the difference? Interestingly, BJ Davis of Laser Mission (1989) and White Ghost (1988) fame was the stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director on this film. And what action there is, is good - there should have been more of it. But they should have cut a lot of other stuff to make room for it. Don't get us wrong, there are some cool parts in Killing Streets, but it's an 85 minute plot stretched out to the breaking point. Killing Streets isn't bad, it's just too long. For more action insanity, please visit: comeuppancereviews.com

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