Skeleton Coast

  • 1989
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action

SKELETON COAST suffers from a skeletal script, an obviously low budget, and an unusually flagrant disregard for anything approaching plot logic. But it doesn't lack second-level character stars. Leading the mayhem is Ernest Borgnine, playing a retired US Marine colonel whose CIA agent son has been taken prisoner by the Angolan army after aiding a rebel...read more

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SKELETON COAST suffers from a skeletal script, an obviously low budget, and an unusually flagrant disregard for anything approaching plot logic. But it doesn't lack second-level character stars. Leading the mayhem is Ernest Borgnine, playing a retired US Marine colonel whose CIA agent son

has been taken prisoner by the Angolan army after aiding a rebel uprising. In response, Dad assembles a semimagnificent seven (including Peter Kwong, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Daniel Greene, and Nancy Mulford, the last in sexy commando garb) to storm the fortress where Junior is being held by a sadistic

East German colonel (Robert Vaughan, barely mustering the energy to maintain his accent). Along the way, Herbert Lom (as a wheeler-dealer) and Oliver Reed (as a diamond mine security man) also make villainous appearances. Along with passably staged action sequences; the bewildering parade of

semistar cameos; and Mulford's amazing decolletage, SKELETON COAST does contain some good unintended laughs. But mostly it just lumbers along from one pitched battle to the next, proving too routine even to be entertainingly bad.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: R
  • Review: SKELETON COAST suffers from a skeletal script, an obviously low budget, and an unusually flagrant disregard for anything approaching plot logic. But it doesn't lack second-level character stars. Leading the mayhem is Ernest Borgnine, playing a retired US M… (more)

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