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Nightforce (1987)

Carla is devastated when her friend is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. After going to her father, a U.S. Senator, she gets her friends, and arms, to cross the border for a rescue mission.

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Lawrence David Foldes (as Lawrence D. Foldes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Carla
James Van Patten ... Steve Worthington
Richard Lynch ... Bishop
Chad McQueen ... Henry
Dean R. Miller Dean R. Miller ... Eddie
James Wilder ... Mack
Claudia Udy Claudia Udy ... Christy Hansen
Bruce Fisher Bruce Fisher ... Estoban
Cameron Mitchell ... Sen. Adam Hansen
Jeanne Baird ... Mrs. Joanna Hansen
Casey King Casey King ... Bob Worthington
Mitchell Edmonds ... Det. Buchanan
Cork Hubbert ... Raoul
Bob McCracken ... Mike Collins
T.J. Acosta T.J. Acosta ... Fat Man
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Carla is devastated when her friend is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. After going to her father, a U.S. Senator, she gets her friends, and arms, to cross the border for a rescue mission.

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Some People Give A Damn!

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Action | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Force See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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I STILL REMEMBER
Written by Bob Rose, Nigel Harrison and Steven Kay
Performed by Bob Rose and Nigel Harrison
Vocal by Linda Blair
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80s garbage.
3 December 2003 | by dae5See all my reviews

A definitive example of 80s action trash: probably the only people who would shell out cash for a ticket were wasted teens looking for some skin and lots of explosions. Watch the opening sequence and marvel out how shoddy the editing is: when one of the baddies fires at an officer, there is actually what looks like a break in the film (as if to chop a few frames out) followed by a painfully out-of-sync death scene of the fat officer- ooph!- getting plugged by a bullet, which apparently stopped in mid-air for five seconds while the camera crew switched reels.

By today's standards (and 80s standards, probably) the action is sub-par, not gory enough to be interesting but violent enough to be morally inexcusable. Thankfully, every once in awhile Night Force falls into softcore porn territory- this is the only movie I've seen that interrupts a cheap shower scene with flashbacks to a cheap sex scene- but not nearly enough to make the rest of the movie bearable. Night Force exploits pointless violence and gratuitous sex, and poorly. Virtually everyone involved in making this film- actors, actresses, FX technicians, editors- have officially lost any artistic integrity they once had.


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