R | | Action, Adventure
A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.
The weapon that Nikolai Rachenko uses at the end in reality is an FN FAL but heavily modified to represent a twin barrel AO-63 assault rifle that fired around an astonishing 6,000RPM.
Take a memo to General Vortek.
Lt. Nikolai: Subject: Escape. Message: I am *still* Spetsnaz!
Ferguson leans out of the truck's passenger door and fires a pump action shotgun at the pursuing vehicles one of which instead being hit at the front blows up at the rear.
Sound effects of various weapons firing and exploding are heard over the Little Richard song the plays during the closing credits.
The theatrical release (in France likely other territories) was shortened by 12 minutes in the last reels. After the needle torture scene and Nikolai escapes, his struggling into the desert is missing, then a lot of scenes with the bushmen tribe are missing notably the healing scene, the flame thrower scene, and then Nikolai and Gao getting to know each other so it cuts directly to the gift of sandals (which makes little sense). All those scenes were restored on the VHS and laserdisc releases.
$1,972,994 23 April 1989