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Executive Target (1997)

A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.

Director:

Joseph Merhi

Writers:

Dayton Callie, Joe Hart (as Jacobsen Hart)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Nick James
Roy Scheider ... President Carlson
Keith David ... Lamar
Angie Everhart ... Lacey
Dayton Callie ... Bela
Kathy Christopherson ... Nadia James
Gareth Williams ... Clay Ripple
Robert Miano ... Jack
Matthias Hues ... Vic
Mike Genovese ... Det. Smoke
Joe Hart Joe Hart ... Ray (as Jacobsen Hart)
Jessica Cushman Jessica Cushman ... Det. Green
Jana Robbins Jana Robbins ... Dorothy
Sal Landi ... Luther
Lance LeGault ... Moore
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Storyline

A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.

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Kidnapping a US President is worth a hell of a lot of money. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvo Executivo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Matthias Hues asked director Joseph Merhi that his character be killed off in the film. See more »

Quotes

President Carlson: Where are we going?
Nick James: To a friend's.
President Carlson: Oh good, step on it.
Nick James: No problem.
[shift's gear and floors it]
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Soundtracks

Gone
Written by Marc Ferrari
courtesy of Master Source
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Boys who like fast toys

Nick James is a professional stunt driver on his way to prison. However, bad guys with evil plans decide to use him as a getaway driver for a very important job, kidnapping the President of the United States, so they ambush the prison bus and coerce him to go along with them. Naturally, Nick James is a good guy at heart and starts to work things his way.

The good thing about this movie is that the opening scene lets you know right away what you're in for - a nice, though very overdone epic score, plays during the beginning scenes. It seems to be music from bigger and more expensive action pictures like "The Rock" or "Batman Begins." Though the score oddly complements the outrageous chase scenes which are pretty well done, but thoroughly silly. Thankfully, the rest of the plot is equally silly so overall it works out as an enjoyable no-brainer action movie.

The film's tagline of this being the greatest chase movie ever, however is really the one unnecessarily overdone thing. It's not and in watching you can see that it doesn't really try to be so for a truly intriguing and involving thriller, look elsewhere. This is just lots of fun for boys who like fast toys. --- 6/10

Rated R for violence and profanity


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