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Film / Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection

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Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection is the 1990 sequel to The Delta Force.

This time around the Delta Force, which still counts McCoy (Chuck Norris) in its ranks, is deployed to a Banana Republic in South America to take down Ramon Cota, the world's most powerful drug lord, after Cota commits hideous crimes against people close to McCoy.

This film has the examples of:

  • Actionized Sequel: The first film was rather slow-paced and somber, with many (actionless) subplots focusing mostly on the villains and the random hostages. Colombian Connection is a more straightforward 80s action flick with Black-and-White Morality and Chuck Norris playing an One-Man Army who beats up people from the very first scene that he appears in.
  • Advertised Extra: Inverted. Based on the first few scenes, the viewer might believe that Chuck Norris would be this, while the real protagonist of the movie would be the younger Bobby Chavez, played by Paul Perri. However, Chavez is killed less than halfway through the movie, after which Norris’s character becomes a badass One-Man Army, even more so than in the first film.
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  • Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: After Cota murders Begonia Plaza's husband, he tells Miguel "take her to my bedroom, but first give her a beautiful bath".
  • Big Bad: Cota.
  • California Doubling: Set in South America, the film was shot in the Philippines.
  • Colonel Badass: Scott is now a Colonel himself, with predictable badassery.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Cota is this to the first film's Big Bad Abdul Rafai. While Abdul was a ruthless and belligerent anti-Semitic terrorist, he was not without being an Affably Evil Noble Demon with some Even Evil Has Standards Pet the Dog moments and even releases the women and children he had took hostage once the plane he hijacked landed (as well as showing some Noble Bigotry despite his anti-Semitism and sincere Villain Respect towards a German stewardess hostage upon releasing her), while his actions are driven by a cause that he believes benefits him as a freedom fighter for his Lebanese brothers. Cota however, is a Sissy Villain drug lord who makes a profit without any scruples, always reneges his promises, Would Hurt a Child, having committed rape and takes sheer sadism in whatever Kick the Dog act he does. Also, while Abdul just wordlessly tries to fight McCoy at the end even if its one-sided before his death, Cota during his own final confrontation with McCoy just taunts him like the Smug Snake he is and suffers a Disney Villain Death that doubles as a Shut Up, Hannibal!.
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  • Decoy Protagonist: Bobby Chavez is killed less than halfway through the movie, although the early scenes build him up to be the protagonist on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Disney Villain Death: Cota plummets to his doom when the rope that he was hanging on snaps. It saved Scott the problem of cutting them himself.
  • The Dragon: Carlos.
  • Exact Words: The Delta Force are not meant to perform any armed incursions into Cota's territory, so every action they take (or so they tell the observer as it happens) is justified by Taylor with terms like "taking a stroll" (for disembarking soldiers from a helicopter). By the time stuff starts to blow up Taylor stops caring, though.
  • Gunship Rescue: Just as Scott is about to die in the gas chamber, General Taylor's armed chopper arrives on Cota's place and starts demolishing it, which helps him escape his predicament.
  • It's Always Mardi Gras in New Orleans: The film opens in Rio de Janeiro, which is celebrating carnival.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Dragon is spin-kicked by Scott right into a statue's spear.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Most of the movie. The mooks are even worse shots than in the first film.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Cota, he's darker and monstrous then the first film's villain.
  • Machete Mayhem: Cota's weapon during the last fight.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: Happens during the fight between Scott and Cota's right-hand man.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Bobby (for trying to go One-Man Army on a heavily guarded Cota) and Quiquina (for trying to stab a no-longer-subdued Cota). But to be fair, they've both crossed the Despair Event Horizon, thus losing their reason.
  • Sissy Villain: Cota usully acts in some kind of effeminate way.
  • Spies in a Van: A van full of DEA agents is shot up by Cota's men in the opening.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: The very last scene of the movie, as a Karmic Death. Cota is smugly telling Scott about how his drug money will get him out of prison and how he promises to increase production… and then the rope snaps. Scott's Bond One-Liner: "Let's see your money get your out of that".
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Cota and his men capture McCoy inside his compound, but instead of just executing him on the spot, they tie him up and lock him in a room, intending to kill him with poison gas. But by the time the poison gas starts seeping into the room, the compound is attacked by the rest of the Delta Force, enabling McCoy to escape.