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Actors: Dean Cain, Jennifer Beals, Frederic Forrest, Stacy Keach, John Beck
Director: Jim Wynorski
Genres: Action & Adventure
R     2002     1hr 29min


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Actors: Dean Cain, Jennifer Beals, Frederic Forrest, Stacy Keach, John Beck
Director: Jim Wynorski
Creators: Mario D'Ayala, William Daniels, Christian Jones, J.P. Pettinato, Paul Hertzberg, Steve Latshaw, William Carson
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

He's more than a Superman!
Annette M. Ciotola | Exeter, PA USA | 11/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'll have to disagree with the other reviewer. I think this only proves that Dean Cain can act. As a fan of Mr. Cain since his Superman days, I enjoyed seeing something different from him. And knowing what some of his other projects coming up are, it shows how versatile an actor he really is. All in all, Dean Cain is more than just a pretty face."
Far from super
Amy B. Davis | north olmsted, oh United States | 01/10/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"First of all let me say that I am a Dean Cain fan, I watched this movie based on the fact that he was in it. That turned out to be a big mistake. The plot has holes in it that you could Drive a Mack truck through, the action sequences were a joke (I'm sure the AFT enters a hostile situation single file like ducks in a row), and I don't think the writers know what the words character development mean. I was so upset I was yelling at the television, but at the same time I couldn't turn it off. It was like a train wreck, you have to look.
If you're looking for an action movie, run. If you're looking for a Dean Cain fix get Best Men, Broken Hearts Club, or No Alibi; otherwise you'll lose 2 hours of your life you'll never get back."
A disorganized 'Militia'... | Texas | 05/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"MILITIA (2000)
directed by Jim Wynorski
approx. 90 minutes

This is a pretty silly look at the militia movement from the perspective of an "undercover" Federal sniper.

Former TV Superman Dean Cain attempts to infiltrate a big bad militia with the help of a anti-government dissident William Fain (played by Frederic Forrest*) who wants whats best for his family. 'FLASHDANCE' star Jennifer Beals is in for the ride to help Mr. Sniper monitor the group. Stacey Keach plays a G.Gordon Liddy type radio personality who it turns out is "more than a sympathizer". Perhaps the only worthwhile segments of this movie are the dialogue between the agent and Fain, debating the government's hamfisted handling of past incidents. Cain's character is meant to show the "human" side of the Federals who wants to minimize damage but still believes in the occasional forced disarmament.

There are no big surprises here: the militia are mostly shown to be semi-literate, violent goons and the Federals, while perhaps overly assertive, are right to use deadly force against the citizenry. It is also true that some of the footage is lifted directly from other well known movies, including 'DELTA FORCE II' and 'T2: JUDGEMENT DAY'. What's strange about this movie is that it was one of director Jim Wynorski's few attempts to produce a movie with social content. He is better known for low grade sexuality movies such as 'THE BARE WENCH PROJECT' and 'BUSTY COPS'.

The "slant" of this movie will not surprise anyone familiar with the real tragedies it exploits and the media's treatment of 2nd Amendment issues.

*-The casting of Frederic Forrest as Fain may be to reference to his extremist Army surplus store owner character in 'FALLING DOWN'."
Typical bad movie | 02/08/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It's too obvious when they switch from pre-recorded footage from other sources to their own lame scenes. The plot completely lacks creativity (uh oh, bad guys have missiles, hero has to go stop them from launching). I don't mind action movies that use a recycled plot of they do a good job of it, but this movie has none of its own style, just a low-budget movie you would expect to be a cable network original or something like that.The only thing they added to a generic script was a brief rant by Dean Cain about how the milita nuts are afraid of the ATF (losely quoted) "breaking into their house and taking their guns." Newsflash Mr. Cain: that's EXACTLY what the ATF does, unless maybe they break in to take your alcohol or tobacco. If he wanted to make an anti-militia statement, doing it from the mouth of an ATF agent isn't the most convincing method."