[also listed as “Get The Terrorist”; released on German VHS as “Cobra Force II”]
Director Dominic Elmo Smith [IMDB lists Jules Foster] Writer Stephen Trevor Producer Pierre C. Lee Executive Producer Conrad "Boy" Puzon Casting Vic Saad Art Direction Jun Sancha Makeup Artist Malou Talplacido Assistant Makeup Artist Francis Perez Production Manager Glen Parian Assistant Director José I. Aguilar
Cast Craig Alan (Strobe Walker), Leonard Oliver, George Nicholas (Madaglen), Chris O'Hara, Gerald Fox, Robert Marius (Klaus), Frank Dux (Brock Towers), Mark Kristofferson, Judy Green (Nikki), Jacqueline Landau, Mel Davidson (Senator Murdock), Nick Nicholson (Pierre), Frank Juhas (Manolo), Ernie David (Bigman), Willie Williams (Wagner), Elizabeth Foreman (Senator's Wife), David Anderson (Russian Officer), Jeff Griffith (CIA Man), Daniel Freeman (Raul), Brad Goreman (Mr. Braden), Dorothy Simpson (Mrs. Braden), John Evans (VTR Operator) Pierre’s Group Benjamin Langdon, Timothy Henson, Adam Kater, Gregory Daniels, Arthur Reagan Terrorists Peter Gordon, Sam Thomas, Chris Ford, Logan Henderson Restaurant Customers Bill Morris, Judy Hart, Lynda Peters
Paul Cooke’s review from the AV Maniacs forum:
‘‘We are trying to put the terror back into terrorism’’
Before Peter Jackson painted cinema screens a lush shade of New Zealand green, with the epic saga that is ‘The Lord Of The Rings’, the battle cry of Orks was super ceded by the mighty war bellows of ‘Commander’ (1988) star Craig Alan. Steely jawed, and ripped like a Rambo replica, here he goes toe to toe with a band of crazed terrorists in a role that demands he get the job done. A vengeful faction named People For Freedom sends a terror message to the
An explosive opening sequence sets the vitriolic tone as a member of the People For Freedom, irreverently dressed in an all black priest tunic set off with a dark foreboding wide brimmed hat, makes a telephone call to the national press from a phone booth across the street from the Overseas Bank Of America. The message is received loud and clear as moments later the bank is detonated in a fireball of mass destruction. Sermon and last rights delivered by the miscreant man in black!
The American government calls upon ex special forces elitist Brock Towers, played by martial arts legend Frank Dux, and offers him $250,000 to head up his own hand picked team to head on into South America and bring down Randalph Maclaghlen, the People For Freedom’s leader. Maclaghlen is a fanatical communist with a personal grudge against his homeland of
This is one of only a handful of in front of the camera roles that Frank Dux made as his martial arts skills clearly are his forte beyond that of acting. One time friend of Jean Claude Van Damme, and the apparent inspiration behind Van Damme’s hit movie ‘Bloodsport’ (1988), Dux often worked as a movie fight coordinator, and indeed assisted Van Damme in this respect on the Muscles From Brussels’ feature ‘Lionheart’ (1990).
Given just seven days to complete his assignment Brock Towers sets out, like Yul Bryner’s character Chris Adams from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (1960), to locate some old fighting buddies from his military past. Klaus the German mercenary is discovered fighting off local’s looking for trouble in a bar in what turns into a well staged brawl. Next on Towers list is Strobe Walker, a one man army, incarcerated in a bars and bricks prison. Craig Alan plays the affable martial arts fighting machine, sporting a T-shirt that sums his character up perfectly ‘‘Kill ’Em All And Let God Sort Them Out”.
The three reacquainted seasoned professionals go outward bound to locate the next recruit, a weapons and reconnaissance expert named
Klaus infiltrates the People For Freedom’s jungle militia camp, whilst Strobe Walker lays down some airborne firepower cover aided by Nicki’s abilities as a helicopter pilot. Randalph Maclaghlen arrives at the scene to witness the assault as his small army of men run around like headless chicken. Alan Craig comes into his own here as the star Action hero Strobe Walker, eating up the screen and spewing bullets by the barrel load into the bad boy battalion.
Bullets and brawn match with heroic bravado Strobe Walker style as he shoots his way through the enemy line, on a direct course to head to head with his nemesis Randalph Maclaghlen. In the field of battle the two bulls of war take testosterone trade off to a new level, and Strobe Walker goes hell for leather to ‘Get The Terrorist’!