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Navy Seals (1990)

An elite Navy Seals unit set out to locate and destroy a stockpile of US-built Stinger missiles that have fallen into terrorist hands.

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Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Leary
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Rexer
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Graham
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Capt. Dunne (as Ron Joseph)
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Admiral Colker
Mark Carlton ...
Jim Elmore
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While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Comando Imbatível  »

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$25,069,101 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the men were going to play touch-football. But Bill Paxton felt the scene was too similar to the volleyball scene in Top Gun (1986). So he suggested that they play golf instead. Most of the golf sequence was directed by Paxton with a second unit crew. See more »

Goofs

A stinger is an infra-red-guided surface-to-air missile. It wouldn't arm or explode if fired point-blank at a ground target. See more »

Quotes

Claire: What are we doing here?
Hawkins: Well hopefully each other if all goes as planned.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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I Don't Want to Say Goodnight
Written by Clif Magness / Glen Ballard / Jay Graydon
Produced and Performed by Planet 3
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Not great, but decent
3 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

First off, I'd like to correct the poster below me who said that God "Had a sniper rifle that fired tiny grenades." God was armed with a Barrett M-82A1 .50 caliber BMG. It is a current special forces rifle and is fully capable of (and often used for) putting a bullet all the way through a truck's engine, a foot of solid metal plate, or, as often shown in the movie, wimpy little concrete or cement block walls.

Anyway...

This movie is certainly not a feast for the brain, but neither is it intellectually devoid. The issue with the journalist in the movie is startlingly relevant in today's world, for example. I doubt it was intentional; it's likely that it was put in as a weak attempt at adding conflict and depth to a flat script. But hey, take what you can get, right?

The real strong point of this movie, for me, is the set design. This was shot back in the old days, when neat backdrops couldn't just be drawn in with computers over a bluescreen. The Beirut scene at the end of "Navy SEALs" has some of the best *real* urban combat sets I've ever seen, right up there with the Hue scene at the end of "Full Metal Jacket"... though not quite as good.

I don't know if the sets alone make this movie worth watching, but they do for me. It's generally mindless action, but that doesn't mean that it's without substance; just because "Navy SEALs" doesn't meet the standards of a "great" movie, with well-developed characters and all that junk, doesn't mean it's awful. "Navy SEALs" doesn't include much script depth because it really doesn't need to. That isn't the point. Do you think that real Navy SEALs would make well-rounded characters in the Hollywood sense? These soldiers *can't* have strife within the team, *can't* have little internal conflicts that, in most movies, would be considered interesting. That just isn't realistic.


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