EXTREME FORCE Add To My Top 10
Release Date: January 01, 1970
Genre: Martial Arts
Runtime: 90 minutes
Distributor: Phaedra Cinema
Director: Michel Qissi
Executive Producer: Michael Belfonti & Paul Raucci
Producer: Hector Echavarria
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The movie tells about three crooks, the beautiful Bianca, the loquacious Marcos and the crazy Cole with his Yul Brynner pate. The setup is usually the same. Bianca distracts the victims with her low-cut dresses and long legs, and Marcus and Cole bust in and beat the tar out of everybody.
Marcos says to his girlfriend that he’s doing this as a Robin Hood, to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Of course, the real legend of Robin Hood was that he was taking back what rightfully belonged to the people, property and goods stolen by the Sheriff of Nottingham when he and Richard went off to the Crusades. Thus, Hollywood has completely distorted the morality of this medieval poem.
Marcos decides he wants to quit the business. Cole goes berserk and gets Marcos to pull one last job.
In this job, they steal from the King of Mongolia, who is signing a treaty with the governor of Florida. (Since the filmmakers couldn’t find any Mongolians to play this part, they have an American in this role who is reportedly half Mongolian.) During the robbery, Cole shoots Marcos. The head of the Mongolian secret service, a slight woman who does not look Mongolian, discovers that Marcos is still alive and gives him medical care until he recovers. Then, she puts him through heavy training with her Oriental bodyguard so that Marcus can go back to take revenge on Cole and recover the 800-year-old signet ring which gives the King of Mongolia his power. Part of the training involves Marcos doing a Steve Reeves stunt where he holds two horses trying to pull him apart.
After a tremendous amount of fighting, some very silly scenes involving the Mafia, a strip joint where the girls are fully dressed, and a bunch of rednecks who watched DELIVERANCE one too many times and try to ambush them in the woods, they recover the ring, Bianca dies, Cole dies, and good triumphs. Since nobody is likely to see this movie, at the end Marcos gives the money to the local priest, reaffirming his Robin Hood image.
This movie has so many plot holes, it is embarrassing. Poor Mongolia takes a bad rap in this film. After all, Mongolia is a republic and has not been a monarchy for generations. The acting is consistently laughable, the special effects are nonexistent, the scenes are predictable, and the violence is stagy. In all, this is a half-baked martial arts farce. The good news is that there is very little foul language, there’s no sex, no nudity, very little blood, and there’s a strong Christian tag at the end.
EXTREME FORCE has so many plot holes, it is embarrassing. The acting is consistently laughable, the special effects are nonexistent, the scenes are predictable, and the violence is stagy. In all, this is a half-baked martial arts farce. The good news is that there is very little foul language, there’s no sex, no nudity, very little blood, and there’s a strong Christian tag at the end