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A 1987 action film starring Reb Brown and directed by Bruno Mattei.

In it he plays Michael Ransom, one of the eponymous strike commandos sent into Vietnam to blow up a base. While the mission is successful, Ransom's teammates are killed and he is knocked unconscious into a river. He comes to at a village where the people have saved him and nursed him back to health, eventually befriending them. In return he guides them to safety before eventually being picked up by his unit. He's soon sent back to find out if any Russian soldiers are snooping around the area, and returns to the village that saved him to find everyone slaughtered by said Russians. To say the very least, It's Personal and major ass kicking ensues.

Gained a sequel, but it didn't star Reb.

Can be watched here.


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Strike Commando features the following tropes:

  • Big Bad: Colonel Radek, Ransom's CO who is also behind the Russian officers in Vietnam.
  • Crapsack World: Vietnam is depicted as a third world nation caught in a civil war by the bickering of the world's superpowers.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Jakoda presents himself as the leader of the Russian officers, but it's revealed an hour in that Radek, Ransom's commanding officer, is the true mastermind.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: Jakoda couldn't be anymore stereotypical.
    "Amerikanski!"
  • Groin Attack: Ransom kicks Jakoda in the nads during their fistfght. Jakoda returns the favor immediately afterwards.
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  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Jakoda's entire upper body gets blown up by Ransom's grenade, leaving behind a pair of legs attached to a waist.
  • Man Behind the Man: Ransom's general, Radek, was behind the Russian soldiers. Ransom comes gunning for him once he finds out.
  • Market-Based Title: Released as Cobra Force in Germany.
  • Not Quite Dead: Jakoda returns before the end for the final showdown.
  • Say My Name:
    • "JAKODAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
    • "RAAAADEEEEEEEEK! YOU TRAITOR!!!"
    • "AMEEEERIKAAAAANSKIIIII!!!"

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