|FATAL MISSION (ENEMY) (director/writer: George Rowe; screenwriters: Peter Fonda/ Chosei Funahara/Anthony and John Gentile; cinematographer: Phil Parmet; editor: Branka Mrkic; music: Mark Winner; cast: Peter Fonda (Ken Andrews), Mako (Trang), Tia Carrere (Mai Chang), Jim Mitchum(Maj. Bauer), Ted Markland (CIA agent), Joonee Gamboa (Capt. Hao), Felindo Obach (Sgt. Tuong); Runtime: 83; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Chosei Funahara/Franz Harland ; Media Home Entertainment (Antennafilms); 1989-USA/Japan)|
|"The action sequences make it
a good watch."
by Dennis Schwartz
well-crafted Vietnam War thriller filmed on location
in the Philippines. The action sequences
make it a good watch. It's passably directed by
George Rowe ("Black
Mamba: Kiss of Death"), who
co-writes with Peter Fonda, Chosei
Funahara. and Anthony and
Fonda is a U.S. special ops soldier, posing as a
French journalist, who states "Nothin's guaranteed in
the 'Nam." When Fonda assassinates a North Vietnam
Communist leader, he escapes in the jungle. He's taken
prisoner by Tia Carrere. a
Chinese agent. Realizing that both are in danger from
the the North Vietnamese, they bond together to escape
from the jungle.
Mitchum, Bob's son, is a U.S. rescue pilot.
REVIEWED ON 9/8/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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