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Actors: Traci Lords, Jeff Fahey, Gary Daniels

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This is one of those B-movies which covers what it lacks in plot and character development with a lot of action. And I have to say it wasn't so bad minus some cheesy CGI explosions. The movie starts out with Nick Constantine (Gary Daniels) going to work and setting off a chain of events so he can steal a computer chip.

Hidden in his watch was a smoke device which he sets off in the bathroom causing a security alert. Once all the security clears the building he cuts the security camera feed to his office and replaces it with a shot that shows his office is empty when it really isn't. Nick works fervently to cut open the computer and pull out the chip.

When he does, he goes to this strip club that is run by the Russian mafia and tries to sell the chip for fifteen million dollars. Working deep undercover is FBI agent Amanda Foster (Traci Lords) and when the deal goes down she follows Nick around the corner to arrest him. But the Russian mobsters are angry because they had already transferred the fifteen million dollars to the Swiss account Nick had set up but they didn't get the chip from him. They hear Amanda attemtping to arrest Nick over the phone and they come after them.

This leads to an exciting chase through the streets of San Francisco culminating in a big car crash. But Amanda and Nick survive and as Nick tries to get away from Amanda he jumps onto a trolly car. Amanda catches up and handcuffs Nick to a pole but the mobsters are still chasing them.

Eventually the mobsters kill the car conductor in their efforts to get both Nick and Amanda and the car starts to pick up speed, barrelling out of control. Amanda puts on the breaks allowing the mobsters to manuever their car in front of the trolly but the mobsters get smashed. Finally, at the bottom of the hill the trolly and smashed cars stop and the mobsters survive but encounter the police.

Nick is captured by the FBI. For all her effort Amanda is told that she is being bumped off the case and that Nick is being sent to a safe house in L.A., a decision from Agent Moore (Jeff Fahey). Amanda manages to convince her bosses that she will escort Nick to the safe house and when she goes home to pack she gets a call from her ex-husband. She finds out that her daughter Robyn (Katie Stuart) has gone to L.A. because she is mad at her for never being around.

Amanda convinces Robyn that things will be different and she asks if they can meet and talk about it. Robyn agrees and tells Amanda to meet her at the mall. Before flying Nick to L.A. she shows him that she had indeed changed the password to his bank account. Nick sees that she isnt lying. Amanda tries to coax him into giving up the chip for the the password. Nick doesnt back down. When they get to L.A. the planned meeting place gets changed and Amanda meets up with Moore in a restaurant. This is a set up as Moore is dirty and the mobsters are there too. There is a big shoot out and in the middle of all this there is an earthquake. During the mayhem, Amanda and Nick manage to escape from Moore and the mobsters but now she must find her daughter at the mall. This leads to the big showdown where Amanda finds her daughter, Nick and her fight off Moore and the mobsters, and we get the happy ending.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades



Traci Lords plays an FBI agent who goes undercover at a corporation. A man in the corporation, Nick Constantine played by Gary Daniels, steals a valuable computer chip that will revolutionize the industry. He steals the chip for the promise of $15 million by an outlaw organization. In the meantime, the FBI tracks him down and takes him into custody. He has not yet been able to deliver the chip. The bad guys want it. So does the FBI. Traci Lords is assigned to escort the bad guy to Los Angeles court for trial. While there, there is a horrendous earthquake and chaos ensues. Now she has to sift her way through the debris and somehow still keep custody of him and get him to the FBI. Meanwhile a double-cross by an FBI agent and the underground organization pits the good guys against the good guys.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur    -   computer/high tech focus Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   computer info Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   earthquake Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   bodyguarding VIP Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   crushed Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs

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