Don't be fooled by that top billing Klaus Kinski here! He's 'doing a Kinski', which is a term I made up for a top name actor who turns up on a film set, films a few scenes, then goes off to the pub with the cash. Kinski appears to be slightly more involved in the action here, but he's not around much. Better examples of him 'doing a kinski' are Footprints on the Moon, Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe and If You Meet Sartana, Pray For Death (really badly spliced Klaus footage in that one). You could also call it 'doing a Palance' as Jack does the same thing in The Happy and Short Life of the Brothers Blue and It Can Be Done Amigo. And John Ireland in 'Run Man Run'.
No, the real star of the show here is Richard Harrison (and his moustache), now I was as surprised as anyone to find out Harrison (and his tache) had a career outside of the multi-Oscar winning Ninja Terminator, the much lauded Golden Ninja Warrior (first five minutes) and the awesome Majestic Thunderbolt (which of course led to a children's animated series), but here he is! He's a called King and some bad dudes smuggling machines guns to the Mexicans have gone and killed his brother. Granted, King killed one of them first, but
So King's out to get vengeance, supported by his pal Kinski, who basically stays in one place throughout the film and doesn't interact much with Harrison. Harrison however goes around getting into various gun fights with the baddies, getting captured and such like. There's a distinct misogynist tone to this film with two rapes and the Mexicans pimping out their sisters to the bad guys.
Harrison ain't much of an actor. In fact, I've barely seen him do more than raise his eyebrows, but he is a good action star so it's fun to watch him taking on all these bad guys. He doesn't chase after a guy and brain him with a baseball bat while wearing roller skates like Majestic Thunderbolt, but you can't have it all.
Short film too!
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