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Shadows in Paradise (2010)

During a military raid to rescue in Iraq, Max Forrester's teammate and girlfriend Sasha, disappears mysteriously. Two years later, Max, who has since retired from the army receives a call ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Dacascos ... Lt. Max Forrester
Armand Assante ... Cpt. John 'Ghost' Santos
Tom Sizemore ... Col. Bunker
Bruce Boxleitner ... Cpt. Dyer
Sofya Skya ... Lt. Sasha Villanoff
Danny Trejo ... Matador
Steven Bauer ... Agent Stubbs
Damone Williams Damone Williams ... Pvt. Willard
Christine Scott Bennett ... Madonna
Johnathon Freeman Johnathon Freeman ... Ice
Angie Hill ... Switch
Igor Jijikine ... Spider
Vernon Wells ... General Ruth
Andrew Divoff ... Lt. Stronach
Cal Rein ... Agent McDonald
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During a military raid to rescue in Iraq, Max Forrester's teammate and girlfriend Sasha, disappears mysteriously. Two years later, Max, who has since retired from the army receives a call from his former commander Captain Dyer, who informs him that Sasha is still alive and is in a place called Paradise Island, and also inform him that the army is ready to take action to recover it and accuse it of treason and desertion. Max then decided to go for help Sasha and once found, she learns from her that she was working undercover to discover and report a dangerous arms smuggling conducted by a handful of men called Shadow Company. Max and Sasha must now prevent the illicit trafficking takes place and retrieve the weapons in a spectacular and very dangerous showdown with Ghost, the head of Shadow Company. Written by IvanWong

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Release Date:

9 February 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Amusingly crap
11 May 2011 | by benjones-11See all my reviews

One would normally expect a review full of irritation and vitriol from someone who gives a film 1/10. But I actually found this film quite amusing.

OK, it wasn't meant to be amusing, but I was genuinely grinning at so many things during the movie that it was kind of enjoyable.

The reason for the grins comes down to the dreadful make-up of this film. They clearly began with a fixed budget, and they must have blown 90% on the wages for the stars. There are some well known actors in this film (Mark Dacascos, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo to name but a few), but there is no point in having an actor if you can't do anything with him.

So, they saved money on the following - 1) The set: Hilarious scenes which were meant to be in the middle of busy Middle Eastern towns (with cardboard buildings which would have looked cheap even in a school nativity play) or out in the Iraqi desert (which funnily enough has the exact appearance of American countryside). 2) Military advisers: I'm no military expert, but when I watch a girl (supposedly a crack commando) feebly wrestle a magazine into the gun, give it a couple of limp wristed slaps on the barrel and then fire it directly up in the air (when the target is in front of her) I know that someone's not bothered to get any training. 3) Retakes: Actors stumble over things, drop equipment and act in a way that would have had a director pulling his hair out ... but they decide to keep what was clearly a first take of every shot.

Oh, and the plot was ridiculous, the scenarios hilarious and the script was like something a 12 year old would write.

If you want to have a giggle at an incredibly cheaply made movie then this isn't a bad option. Don't get me wrong, money isn't everything ... but when you're clearly working with no ambition, no advice and no talent - this is what you get.


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