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Stranglehold (1994)

R | | Action | 19 October 1994 (USA)
Deep inside the nation's top chemical weapons facility, a brilliant terrorist takes a Congresswoman hostage. The Navy can't stop him. The Air Force can't reach him. The Coast Guard can't ... See full summary »

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Trimble ... Ryan Cooper
Jillian McWhirter ... Helen Filmore
Vernon Wells ... Gerald Richter
Bob McFarland ... William Atkins
James Gregory Paolleli James Gregory Paolleli ... Lt. Jackson (as James Paolelli)
Archi Adamos ... Pete Olo (as Archie Adamos)
Tony Carreon Tony Carreon ... Captain Estrada
Joe Sabatino ... Smitty
Jim Broome Jim Broome ... Black
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... White
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Myers
Bobby Greenwood Bobby Greenwood ... Myers' Secretary
Ken Metcalfe ... Ambassador Filmore
Gus Nicholas Gus Nicholas ... Ambassador's Aide
Paul Holmes Paul Holmes ... Henry Barnes
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Deep inside the nation's top chemical weapons facility, a brilliant terrorist takes a Congresswoman hostage. The Navy can't stop him. The Air Force can't reach him. The Coast Guard can't kill him. Only one man can do the job: special agent Ryan Cooper. He's in a race against time to save the world, facing his greatest challenge yet! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Bare Hands. Fast Feet. Short Temper. Ryan Cooper needs no weapon.

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerta Total See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde-New Horizons See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Ultimatum (1994) See more »

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Exhilarating and Unforgettable!
28 February 2012 | by poopfockSee all my reviews

Do you like cornball 80's action movies? Do you like those movies to star kickboxers you never heard of before? Do you like movies that feature absolutely nothing shown on the cover? Do you like bad editing?

...but most importantly...do you like Vernon Wells?

My answer to all of those questions is: HELLS YES! And this movie has it all and more (or less).

No, I am not joking about the cover thing either. Even the screenshots on the back of the case aren't in the film. There's no awesome shirtless chain swing while choking a guy with a desert eagle. There is no scene where a woman in a white bra is flying from an explosion, or a black bra lady running for her life. BUT what there IS, is a ton of 80's cheese and Vernon "Chainmail Vest" Wells being a total badass...and isn't that worth thr price of admission alone?

Stranglehold is a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who loves greatastic action and whoawesome plots. Buy it...shoot, buy three or four of them and pass them out to your friends. You will thank me. It's worth baderiffic every moment.


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