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Plot: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels.
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Commie-bashing action fun!
A late-’80s example of blatant American anti-communist propaganda (the film was produced, not without incident, by disgraced Pro-Reaganite and anti-communist Jack Abramoff), Red Scorpion stars Dolph Lundgren as proud Russian Nikolai Rachenko, an elite Spetsnaz special forces commando sent to kill an African rebel; however, after being punished for the failure of his mission, and having witnessing atrocities ordered by his superiors, Nikolai comes to realise that he has been fighting for the wrong side.
As expected, the Russians (and their commie allies, the Cubans) are depicted as sadistic, evil oppressors with no redeeming qualities (cult movie baddie Brion James lends his sneer to the cause), and the African rebels are seen as noble freedom fighters, with Nikolai’s change of heart transforming him from cold killing machine to lovable lunk with a mile-wide smile. Black-and-white politics aside, the film delivers the standard ’80s gung-ho action, with lots of big guns, a Russian gunship, and a tank ensuring destruction on a grand scale (with some flamethrower action in the uncut version). Of course, Nikolai avoids death at every turn, although he still suffers a reasonable amount of pain over the course of the film, including getting stung by a scorpion and enduring a rather nasty spot of torture, needle-like daggers pushed through his flesh.
Movie gore legend Tom Savini, who previously worked with director Joseph Zito on Rosemary’s Killer and Friday the 13th Part IV, provides the makeup effects, including an arm severed by a machete.
6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for Dolph’s hair.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (cut) (Germany), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (cinema release) (France)
Genre Action, Adventure
Director Joseph Zito
Writer Robert Abramoff, Jack Abramoff, Arne Olsen
Actors Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White
Country United States, South Africa, Namibia
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo (4 channels), Mono (France)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,518 m (original release) (France)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm