Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion

Joseph Zito (1989)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The English language - and dialogue in particular - is a tricky blighter for action stars such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and it also proves a problem for the heavily accented Dolph Lundgren in this awful action adventure. The makers played safe and cast the non-syllabic one as a Soviet agent, who is sent to a warring African state to take out a resistance leader. However, because Lundgren is the good guy, he has a change of heart and converts to the forces of freedom. Inexplicably, this was a big hit on video, perhaps because there's loads of mindless mass destruction, but the script and the performances make Rambo look positively Wildean.


A Soviet assassin is assigned to murder a rebel agent hiding out in Africa, but undergoes a political conversion and turns on his superiors. Action adventure, starring Dolph Lundgren, M Emmet Walsh, Al White and TP McKenna.

Cast & Crew

Lt Nikolai Dolph Lundgren
Dewey Ferguson M Emmet Walsh
Kallunda Al White
Gen Vortek TP McKenna
Zayas Carmen Argenziano
Sundata Ruben Nthodi
Mendez Alex Colon
Krasnov Brion James
Director Joseph Zito
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray