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Scorpion (1986)

R | | Action | 6 May 1988 (Portugal)
American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub.

Director:

William Riead

Writer:

William Riead
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tonny Tulleners Tonny Tulleners ... Steve Woods
Don Murray ... Gifford Leese
Robert Logan ... Gordon Thomas
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Phil Keller
Kathryn Daley ... Jackie Wilemon
Ross Elliott ... Sam Douglas
John Anderson ... Joel / Noel G. Koch
Bart Braverman ... Mehdi
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Lt. Woodman (as Thom McFadden)
Billy Hayes Billy Hayes ... Wolfgang Stoltz (as William J. Hayes)
Adam Pearson Adam Pearson ... Jack Devlin
Ari Barak Ari Barak ... Hanis
Adam Ageli Adam Ageli ... 1st Faued
John Lazar ... 2nd Faued (as John La Zar)
Lisa Pontrelli Lisa Pontrelli ... Leese's secretary
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When gun-wielding guerillas skyjack a Los Angeles airliner, the government calls in the one man who can get the job done. He's the Scorpion - a hardcore intelligence agent and the prime target of every country's hit list. The Scorpion defuses the skyjacking, but steps into an international scheme involving the assassination of a Faued, an imprisoned kingpin turned informant. When the Scorpion's lifelong friend and partner is killed, he unleashes his ultimate sting - avenging his buddy's death and finding Faued's killers before they find him. Written by Dario Smagata

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1980s | country | kgb | agent | helicopter | See All (28) »

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When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through.

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Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Summons See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Inept action from Crown International
6 December 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

So far, the majority of Crown International Pictures films I've watched have been sex comedies, and pretty much all of them have been sub-par. My next was SCORPION, a Crown action film, and I can report that it's as inept as their comedies. This comes across as a cheap knock-off of a Chuck Norris movie lacking the pure entertainment value of a Cannon film from the same era.

The extraordinarily wooden Tonny Tulleners stars in the titular role, playing a secret agent used by the American government. When personal tragedy hits he goes on a killing spree to bring down the terrorist group responsible. What this all boils down to is a mixture of dodgy emoting and exposition scenes mixed with some very lacklustre action bits.

Tulleners obviously has some skill in the martial arts stakes but the fight scenes are so slow and laborious that any true fan of the martial arts will merely laugh at them. I can't help but feel that SCORPION could have been a good film, somehow, despite the deficiencies of the budget; it has potential, perhaps. But in the hands of documentary maker William Riead it's a really inept movie.


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