Mission Of Death

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Crime, Martial Arts

A predictable revenge saga with a catchy title. The mandatory fight sequences are aggressively rough-and tumble, but the screenplay is a mess and the acting merely flirts with competence. As a tyke, Oregon detective Jim Randall (Michael Pare) witnessed the execution of his family. Years later, after Randall's Rambo-like interruption of another cop's stakeout,...read more

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A predictable revenge saga with a catchy title. The mandatory fight sequences are aggressively rough-and tumble, but the screenplay is a mess and the acting merely flirts with competence. As a tyke, Oregon detective Jim Randall (Michael Pare) witnessed the execution of his family. Years later, after Randall's Rambo-like interruption of another cop's stakeout, Randall's boss and mentor, Sam Washburn (Michael Mc Govern), orders him to undergo departmental psychotherapy. But self-analysis with Dr. Weathers (Linda Hoffman) opens the floodgates of Randall's memory. Randall learns that Washburn was mixed up in a scheme to buy the Randall family farm, and after Washburn's convenient death, his widow hands Randall a file. The paper trail leads to the Hyperion Export Corporation, owned by Canning (Anthony Fridjohn), the town's former mayor. As his search stretches from the Pacific Northwest to Cancun, Randall attempts to avenge himself upon Canning's partners, Velazquez (Toni Caprari) and Birch (Greg Melville-Smith), who neglected to inform Washburn about their orders to eliminate the uncooperative Randalls. A fixture of the action movie marketplace for two decades, Pare has aged well, knows his limitations, and on occasion can even muster a respectable performance (MEN OF MEANS comes to mind). But actual acting isn't required here: Pare must only strut his gruff heroic stuff in the presence of antagonists and feign perfunctory disinterest in his charisma-deficient leading lady. A few well-staged martial arts spats save the day for Pare groupies.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A predictable revenge saga with a catchy title. The mandatory fight sequences are aggressively rough-and tumble, but the screenplay is a mess and the acting merely flirts with competence. As a tyke, Oregon detective Jim Randall (Michael Pare) witnessed the… (more)

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