Danger Zone

1996

Action / Drama

4
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 26% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 4.4/10 10 993 993

Director

Top cast

Robert Downey Jr. as Jim Scott
Billy Zane as Rick Morgan
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Monsieur Chang
Lisa Collins as Dr. Kim Woods
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
846.24 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 32 min
Seeds 10
1.53 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
NR
us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 32 min
Seeds 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by whpratt1 4 / 10

Got Thirsty During this Film

Decided to view this film and had no idea if I was going to enjoy watching this story from beginning to end. The photography is fantastic and Robert Downey,Jr., (Jim Scott), "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang",'05, did an outstanding supporting role and was a so called friend of Billy Zane, (Rick Morgan), "The Last Drop",'05 but had a bad habit of getting him in all kinds of unpredictable situations. Billy Zane is a very hard drinking character who lives and breaths JACK DANIELS beverage for breakfast, noon and supper and also in between. Billy meets up with Lisa Collins, (Dr. Kim Woods),"Fix",'97, who starts out her relationship with Billy as only a professional doctor who looks for chemical energy readings. There is a scene where Kim Woods takes off her jeans because of an injury and poor Billy has to come to her aid. There is also another scene where Kim Woods is being attacked by a real evil guy and poor Billy again finds her in her bra, waiting for his assistance. This is rather comical at times and the acting is rather hot and cold, some action. and so much drinking, you begin to get Thirsty !

Reviewed by stuartb-43428 4 / 10

It could have been worse

This movie could have been worse.

I have to admit that I wasn't paying very much attention but I went in assuming that this would be a totally terrible movie and was mildly surprised to find that this was in fact a movie that had a bit of thought put into it and had something of a budget.

The plot (whatever it was) was pretty crap, it didn't hold my interest at all but I can say for sure that it had something to do with toxic waste.

For the most part it does seem to have been shot in Africa and the setting does add a little extra flavour to the otherwise mostly dull affair. Which makes up for the nigh on non-existent characters of the 'characters'.

The best thing that I can say is that for a few brief moments when there were action scenes happening I managed to have a little fun. There were some pretty neat explosions! Not enough to make this worth watching however, a truly mediocre movie through and through.

Reviewed by tarbosh22000 5 / 10

Put on your drinkin' hat for this one!

"Action at Point Blank Range."

"Captain" Rick Morgan (Zane) works as a mine operator in East Zambezi, Africa (where they shot Damned River (1989)?) where he sings with his African buddies and minds his own business. When his old pal Jim Scott (Downey Jr.) shows up at the mine with a truckful of toxic waste barrels, havoc ensues. Due to a mix-up, everyone blames Morgan for deaths due to the toxic sludge. A year later, Maurice Dupont (Silver) approaches Morgan, who is now a disheveled drunk. He recruits Morgan and Dr. Kim Woods (Lisa Collins) to investigate the truth of the matter. Even though Morgan enlists the help of his friends Nando (Russel Savadier) and Madumo (Patrick Shai) things get complicated because the ruthless and evil Chang (Tagawa) shows up everywhere they are and shoots up the place. Will Morgan clear his name? Will he survive the country where the rebels are fighting the government? What really happened to Scott? How did Robert Downey Jr. spend his $500,000 for his two weeks on the set?

Danger Zone is more of an ADVENTURE film than an action film. You wonder how Morgan will get out of all these cliffhanger-like scrapes. Just imagine a direct-to-video cross between Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) and Broken Arrow (1996).

Nu Image produced the film, and Live entertainment released it, and it has some names, so they hoped it would be classier than the normal DTV project, which it is. It has some blow-ups, rocket launchers and fight scenes, as well as some silly humor. It's all very palatable.

Billy Zane is funny as the man with the "alcoholic hat". It's a tan cap he wears to let the world know he is a raving drunk. There is even a scene where he retrieves the hat a la the aforementioned Indiana Jones. It's weird seeing a top name like Robert Downey Jr. in this type of product. He admits he did it for the money, but he probably had fun, if he remembers doing it. It was definitely a career low for him. His performance is more Jay Roberts Jr. than Robert Downey Jr. He has a ridiculous southern accent and every line he says ends with a drawling "Maaaan!" The nadir is reached with the line "This sucks, man!" We love Downey Jr. so it was unusual to see him like this.

Ron Silver puts in a quiet performance which could be construed as having no energy. Shot on location in South Africa, Danger Zone is a cut above the normal DTV actioner in terms of quality, and might be a good intro to people who are not familiar with the crazy world of direct-to-video films.

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