No Dead Heroes

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

MISSING IN ACTION meets THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE in this poorly conceived and abysmally executed espionage drama. When a secret mission to free a CIA agent from a North Vietnamese POW camp collapses, Capt. Harry Cotter (John Dresden) helps Lt. Ric Sanders (Max Thayer) board the evacuation helicopter but is forced to remain behind himself. Ten years later,...read more

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MISSING IN ACTION meets THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE in this poorly conceived and abysmally executed espionage drama. When a secret mission to free a CIA agent from a North Vietnamese POW camp collapses, Capt. Harry Cotter (John Dresden) helps Lt. Ric Sanders (Max Thayer) board the evacuation

helicopter but is forced to remain behind himself. Ten years later, after being programmed to kill in Moscow (a tiny microchip implanted in his brain), Cotter is sent to the States to eliminate Sanders' and his own family, then to Central America to assassinate the Pope. Sanders is given special

training by the CIA and sent to track down Cotter, whom he catches up with in El Salvador. There Sanders, aided by a double agent (Toni Nero), has to battle with Cotter, his sadistic Russian controller (Nick Nicholson), and a collection of "rebels." There may have been some potential in the story,

but the strictly amateur-hour production values undermine whatever serious content might have been intended by such florid dialog as "We are the watchdogs of the world; if we go to sleep, the Communists will steal our freedoms like thieves in the night." People don't even die interestingly in this

movie, tipping over like felled trees.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: MISSING IN ACTION meets THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE in this poorly conceived and abysmally executed espionage drama. When a secret mission to free a CIA agent from a North Vietnamese POW camp collapses, Capt. Harry Cotter (John Dresden) helps Lt. Ric Sanders… (more)

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