4.5/10
112
4 user 8 critic

The Final Sanction (1990)

After war breaks out between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries decide to settle the conflict by putting its two best warriors into an arena in a fight to the death.

Director:

David A. Prior

Writer:

David A. Prior
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Deadly Prey (1987)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of sadistic mercenaries kidnap people off the streets and set them loose on the grounds of their secret camp, so the "students" at the camp can learn how to track down and kill their prey.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Ted Prior
Future Zone (1990)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Sequel to 'Future Force' has John Tucker's son traveling back in time 30 years to save his father from being killed by thugs he is currently pursuing back in 1990.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: David Carradine, Ted Prior, Patrick Culliton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda, runs a local gym where, all of a sudden, people are being murdered.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Marcia Karr, David Campbell, Fritz Matthews
Rapid Fire (1989)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A government agency hires a mercenary to track down and capture an escaped terrorist.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Joe Spinell, Ron Waldron, Michael Wayne
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A squad of U.S. troops seek out a mysterious agent hiding out in the jungles of 1960s Vietnam whom has classified documents that could win the war.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Joe Spinell, Fritz Matthews, William Zipp
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A film crew shooting a movie finds itself battling against terrorists trying to take over a city.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Renée Cline, Walter Cox, Douglas Harter
Future Force (1989)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

In the future, a cop protects a reporter from crooked, renegade cops who think she knows too much about them.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: David Carradine, Robert Tessier, Anna Rapagna
Raw Nerve (1991)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Glenn Ford, Sandahl Bergman, Randall 'Tex' Cobb
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An army major is assigned to train an all-woman squad of seven convicted killers, whose mission is to pose as hookers and go to Brazil to assassinate some Cuban officers.

Director: Bob Cook
Stars: Heidi Paine, Jodie Fisher, Billie Blaire
Killzone (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A troubled Vietnam vet snaps during a training exercise at a survivalist-type military camp and thinks he's back in Vietnam. He kills several of the staff members who he thinks are Vietcong... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior, David Campbell
Sledgehammer (Video 1983)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young boy murders his mother and her lover with a hammer. Ten years later, a wave of teenage murders plagues the same area.

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Ted Prior, Linda McGill, John Eastman
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Vietnam: The battle-tested Seargents Casey and Lance have to accompany a young Lieutenant and a group of newly arrived teenage soldiers on a practice trip in the jungle. But the trip turns ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: William Smith, Fritz Matthews, Ted Prior
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Prior Ted Prior ... Sgt. Tom Batanic
Robert Z'Dar ... Sgt. Sergi Schvackov
Renée Cline Renée Cline ... Lt. Tavlin
William Smith ... Maj. Galashkin
David Fawcett David Fawcett ... Gen. Royston
Barry Silverman Barry Silverman ... The Senator
Graham Timbes Graham Timbes ... Koshkin
Tracy Benedict Tracy Benedict ... Claire
Stephen R. James Stephen R. James ... Lt. Willy Gross
Charlie Steadham Charlie Steadham ... Soldier #1
Terrance Hart Terrance Hart ... Soldier #2
Ron Smith Ron Smith ... Soldier #3
Lou Dixon Lou Dixon ... Soldier #4 (as Sfc. Lou Dixon)
Chris Brown Chris Brown ... Captain
Lee Turner Lee Turner ... Corporal
Edit

Storyline

Tensions between the USA and Russia erupt into full scale war, leading to a limited exchange of nuclear weapons. Forced by the U.N. to the negotiating table, diplomats between the two superpowers decide on an unusual way to end the conflict: each side will pick one man from their best unit and put them both in a 20-acre arena in a one-on-one fight to the death. Winner take all. On the American side, Tom Batanic, a hot-tempered U.S. Army sergeant imprisoned in the notorious Levenworth military prison for murder charges is unwilling recruited for training under the direction of his female handler Tavin. On the Russian side, Sergei Schvackov is a sergeant in the USSR Special Forces recruited for the training under the watchful eye of his handler and mentor Major Galashkin. Overseen by the diplomats, Tom and Sergei, are fully armed and sent into the forested arena where the two hot-headed soldiers attempt to outmaneuver each other until Tavin begins to see the real reason behind the event... Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The only rule is that there are no rules.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha Final See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Day After (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Givin' It Up
Written by Tim James, Steve McClintock, Bruce Boulanger, Scott Plunkett, and Mike McKinnon
Performed by Steve McClintock and Diane Freiman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I have to wonder if this was a bad film school exercise...
9 September 2001 | by joshathivehausSee all my reviews

The Final Sanction comes close to being one of the worst movies I've seen from the '90s. Stock missle/nuclear blast footage, actors with seeming facial deformities (Robert D'Zar, BLECH. I didn't believe he was even real for the first fifteen minutes), and horrible, HORRIBLE dialog (Sergei loves ALL women!). This is how NOT to make an action movie, kids. When you blow people up, THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DIE. Not just get part of their face somewhat charred. In all honesty, this is prime MST3k material. Rent this movie and watch it with a couple friends to revel in the horror of it all.


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed