Listen to Matt, Steve and special guest Scott Roger, from Horror Movie Night Podcast, talk about this James Bond rip-off. Get ready for bad accents, Pangaea continents, one random ninja, zero lasers and a pop song that never stops!

Laser Mission (1989)

Quick Details:
Laser Mission was originally titled “Solider of Fortune”. This film has a runtime of 84 minutes, is rated R and came out in the US during August of 1990.

Taglines:

  • A secret agent. A beautiful accomplice. A daring mission to prevent World War III. One thrilling adventure!
  • A race for world power. Who will succeed: CIA or KGB?
  • World War III...can he stop it in time?
  • The future of the world rests with just one man...
  • His assignment: Find the world's most dangerous laser weapon or take the heat. Her assignment: Turn up the heat.
  • A deadly new weapon leads to explosive action in the African desert!
  • A three way power struggle with one control switch.

Director: BJ Davis (as Beau Davis, it’s French) He’s a stuntman and stunt director and you can tell after watching this movie.

Writers:

  • David A. Frank (only credit, fake name?)
  • Phillip Gutteridge (only credit, two fake writers?!?)

Cast:

  • Brandon Lee as Michael Gold (The Crow) We lost him to soon….
  • Debi A. Monahan as Alissa (She’s a Pilates instructor now!)
  • Ernest Borgnine as Prof. Braun (Won an Oscar in 1955 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Marty” but our listeners probably know him from Escape from New York as Cabbie)

Storyline:
Mercenary Gold is sent from the CIA to seize the laser expert Braun in Cuba, before the KGB catches him. A recently stolen giant diamond could be used together with Braun's knowledge to construct a laser cannon which could bring power over the whole world. Who will succeed: CIA or KGB - or none of them?

Soundtrack:
Mercenary Man written by David Knopfler (this is the only song you ever need to listen to again)

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