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Actors: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd, Randy Brooks
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2002     1hr 45min


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Actors: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd, Randy Brooks
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Creators: Hanania Baer, Charles Simmons, James T. Heckert, Menahem Golan, Pancho Kohner, Yoram Globus, Richard Sale
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Charles Bronson, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Westlake
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/10/2002
Original Release Date: 01/09/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 01/09/1987
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

One of Bronson's lesser Cannon movies.
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 04/11/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Charles Bronson plays a Secret Service Agent assigned to protect the First Lady, who is played by his then real life wife Jill Ireland. When the First Lady becomes the target of an assassin, she and Bronson go on the run, dodging bullets as he tries to find clues as to who is behind it all. This 1987 offering from Cannon studios was nothing special. Director Peter Hunt had previously helmed the James Bond thriller On Her Majesty's Secret Service and the Charles Bronson/Lee Marvin action/chase thriller Death Hunt. Both are far superior to this movie, which features action scenes and assassination attempts that are as unbelievable as they are uninspired. The chemistry between Bronson and Ireland is nice, and the movie does have a sense of humor about itself, but that doesn't stop it from being the most mediocre of the Cannon/Bronson movies."
Get Ready For Laffs
C. Manson | Destin, FL United States | 07/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The films of Mr. Charles Bronson require a different rating scale than other movies. This is why I previously granted "Death Wish 3" five stars. I'm not saying it compares to "Singin' In the Rain" or "Mean Streets" or "Nashville" but as far as Bronson films go, it's vital. This one not so much, though if you thought the "casting couch" had vanished in the late 80's, get a load of the gal who plays Charlie's young girlfriend! This is certainly no "In the Line of Fire" but it's short and stuff blows up. I remember when this was released theatrically and Mr. Bronson and his late wife Ms. Ireland were on TV plugging it. Charlie voiced his dislike of the extreme violence in "Death Wish 3" (i.e., the tons of violent footage Michael Winner added to the climactic scenes). Shame he didn't recognize the movie for the masterwork it has become."
Cannon Lite
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 01/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the lesser Cannon/Bronson collaborations(though many would say that they are all "lesser"). It was made in the final hours of Cannon before bankruptcy and it shows. Bronson's the agent assigned to protect the first lady, a real you-know-what. Many attempts are made on her life, forcing her and Bronson on the run. Soon, we see her softer side, they become pals, tra-la, tra-la. Pretty by the numbers plot. This was a tame PG-13 effort from Cannon, so all the gratuitous violence and nudity are gone, making it not quite the Cannon we all love. Bronson and Ireland do exchange some funny lines from time to time, but that's about as entertaining as this film gets. If you collect Bronson flicks, this should be the last one you get, if at all."
Fun Charles Bronson Film
Ernie R. McHone | Carlisle, Ohio | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What's with all the bad reviews everybody? It's a Charles Bronson action picture for goodness sakes. We have explosions, we have action, and we get to see Bronson act with his beautiful wife, Jill Ireland. What we have here is an hour and a half of fun on the silver screen. Bronson will be remembered as one of the best action film heroes. SO, don't go into this film, with your brain turned on, turn it off and you'll enjoy it more."