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Picasso Trigger (1988)

With his brother eliminated by operatives of the L.E.T.H.A.L. team, a world-class crime lord will trigger a ruthless hunt against all Agents.

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Travis Abilene
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Harold Diamond ...
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Salazar / Picasso Trigger
Roberta Vasquez ...
Pantera
Guich Koock ...
L.G. Abilene
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Hondo
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Edy
Richard LePore ...
Professor
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Schiavo (as Nick Georgiade)
Kym Malin ...
Kym
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Liv Lindeland ...
Inga

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Double agent Picasso Trigger is assassinated in Paris by double-crossing bad guy Miguel Ortiz. Then Ortiz begins eliminating agents of The Agency who were involved in his brother's death. The Agency (belatedly) springs into action to stop Ortiz' heinous activities. The usual gunplay, romance, and nifty toys with bombs ensue. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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After L.G.'s ranch hand drives off in the jeep, you can clearly see it isn't moving as it blows up. See more »

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Taryn: [naked in the Jacuzzi after Hondo, who is also naked hands her a glass of Champaigne] Thanks.
[takes a sip]
Hondo: Spend the weekend with me.
Taryn: You know I can't. I'm on assignment.
Hondo: Is it dangerous?
Taryn: Yes. But I can handle it.
Hondo: Can you handle me?
Taryn: I'll give it my best shot.
[Taryn leans forward and gives Hondo a kiss]
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See it for the ladies.
29 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Andy Sidaris follows his usual formula with this mix of action, gorgeous scenery, and even more gorgeous women. The story deals with the title character, an international criminal played by handsome John Aprea. He's gunned down outside an art gallery by the goons of a crazed associate, Miguel Ortiz (Rodrigo Obregon). Then a team of government operatives, including Travis Abilene (amiable hunk Steve Bond), Donna (the delectable Dona Speir), and Taryn (lovely Hope Marie Carlton) spend their time trying to eliminate Ortiz and his henchmen.

"Picasso Trigger" is fun, at least to a degree. It's never inspired, but it's reasonably rousing at times and even if the viewer is otherwise bored, they'll hopefully be preoccupied with ogling the female cast members. Naturally, they show off the goods when they get a chance. The acting is basically good enough for this sort of thing. The standout is veteran Aprea, who's a real smooth type. The gadgets designed by "Q" type character The Professor (Richard LePore) are cute, especially that killer crutch.

The material is played with a degree of humour, with some choice bits of dialogue here and there. Things get a little annoying in the final minutes, with one "ending" after another, but the movie is overall a good little diversion.

Six out of 10.


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