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|Born to Fight|
|Directed by||Bruno Mattei|
|Produced by||Franco Gaudenzi|
|Written by||Claudio Fragasso|
|Starring|| Brent Huff |
John van Dreelen
|Music by||Al Festa|
|Edited by||Bruno Mattei|
|Distributed by||Flora Film|
|July 17, 1989 (Portugal)|
Born to Fight (aka Nato per combattere) is a 1989 action film, starring Brent Huff, John van Dreelen, Werner Pochath and Mary Stavin. The film was shot on Philippines due to low budget in 1988 and is the third time − after Strike Commando 2 (1988) and Cop Game (1988) − when Brent Huff worked with director Bruno Mattei.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of events that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful hero struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which usually concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic, highly unbelievable events are often met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. Common action scenes in films are generally, but not limited to, explosions, car chases, fistfights, and shootouts.
Brent Huff is a model, actor, writer and film director.
John van Dreelen was a Dutch-born American-based actor, who frequently performed on television from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Super tough Vietnam Veteran Sam Woods (Huff) is a survivor of a vicious prison camp where he was brutally and painfully tortured before finally managing to escape. When Wood returned to rescue his friends, he found that they were already dead. Some time later a woman named Maryline Kane (Stavin) offers him a tremendous amount of money if he will accompany her back to the area where the prison camp was to do interviews for a documentary story. It all turns out to be a lie − her father is now a prisoner of that same camp where Wood was tortured, and she knows that only a man like Wood can help set him free. Sam adopt a proposal, but then situation came out to be much more complicated, because the camp is now run by an old nemesis Duan Loc (Pochath).
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Cheerleader Camp is a 1988 American slasher film directed by John Quinn, and starring Betsy Russell, Leif Garrett, Lucinda Dickey, George "Buck" Flower, Teri Weigel, and Rebecca Ferratti. The plot follows a series of murders that occur over a weekend at a cheerleader camp during a competition.
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Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 is a film released in 1972 by Toei Company. It is the second in the Female Convict Scorpion series. It stars Meiko Kaji and is directed by Shunya Itō, which also directed the first film in the series Female Convict 701: Scorpion.
The Prisoner of Shark Island is a 1936 film loosely based on the life of Maryland physician Samuel Mudd, who treated the injured presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth and later spent time in prison after his controversial conviction for being one of Booth's accomplices. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, was directed by John Ford and starred Warner Baxter and Gloria Stuart.
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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a 2009 American horror film directed by Declan O'Brien and starring Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, and Tamer Hassan. It is a sequel to Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) and the third installment in the Wrong Turn franchise. The film was released on DVD on October 20, 2009.
Strike Commando 2 is a 1988 Italian English-language action film, starring Brent Huff, Richard Harris and Mary Stavin. It follows Bruno Mattei's Strike Commando (1987), where Reb Brown plays the lead character.
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