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Navy Seals (1990)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Claire Varrens (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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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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When danger is its own reward, there are men who will go anywhere, dare anything, they're Navy Seals, an elite fighting force who don't know how to loose. See more »


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20 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$25,069,101 (USA)
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Trivia

Denis Haysbert who plays the role of 'Chief' would later go on to play the leader of the Army's equivalent of the SEALs, the Delta Force, in the TV series 'The Unit'. See more »

Goofs

When the team jumps out of the plane at the beginning of their mission it is clear that they're all wearing ground combat gear, as can be seen from the first shots of the free-fall. However, when they splash down they're all wearing scuba gear. See more »

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Ali: [explaining the battle zone in Beirut] Hamas, Amal, Al Shouhada, Hezbolla...
Ali: [a jet streaks by, and he points up at it] Israel.
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Strike Like Lightning
Written by Giorgio Moroder / Tom Whitlock / Larry Frankland Lee / Steve Bates
Produced by Giorgio Moroder / Larry Frankland Lee
Performed by Mr. Big
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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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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