HIGH VELOCITY dvd
DIRECTOR: Remi Kramer
STARS: Ben Gazzara, Britt Ekland, Paul Winfield, Keenan Wynn, Alejandro Rey, Victoria Racimo
SYNOPSIS: Wealthy loudmouth Keenan Wynn is kidnapped for ransom by guerillas in a Third World country (in this case the Philippines). Hard nosed mercenary Ben Gazzara is hired to rescue him and he brings along soldier buddy Paul Winfield to help out. Along the way they run into sleazy Alejandro Rey and sexy Britt Ekland. The ending is a violent bloodbath that ends with plenty of bad (and good guys) dead in the jungle. Gazzara and Winfield do a great job as soldiers of fortune. Winfield in particular looks like he's having way to much fun throwing grenades and shooting people out of trees! (see clip below). This is an overlooked actioner which also has a few things to say about politics, capitalism and privilege. Fans of "Dark of the Sun", "The Wild Geese", etc. should check this one out!
*For more tough guys see: Welcome Home Soldier Boys, Shoot, Hunter's Blood / Bridge to Nowhere and Red: The Half Breed
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLACK dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Ben Gazzara & Paul Winfield in wild car chase
Ben Gazzara & Paul Winfield shooting and killing
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