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Cover-Up (1991)

A tough ex-U.S. Marine journalist battles against time to save the lives of thousands of innocent people after uncovering a complex terrorist plot.

Director:

Manny Coto

Writer:

William Tannen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Mike Anderson
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Lou Jackson
Lisa Berkley Lisa Berkley ... Susan Clifford (as Lisa Berkely)
John Finn ... Jeff Cooper
Gil Kopel Gil Kopel ... MP #1
Howard Rypp Howard Rypp ... MP #2
Ofer Lehavi Ofer Lehavi ... MP #3
Zadok Zarum Zadok Zarum ... Arab Driver
Oren Neeman Oren Neeman ... Marine Guard
Bruce Daniel Diker Bruce Daniel Diker ... Soldier #1
Danny Friedman Danny Friedman ... Soldier #2
Barry Langford Barry Langford ... Man on Bus
Sharon Hacohen ... Passport Officer
Mati Seri ... Taxi Driver (as Matti Seri)
Jonathan Dominitz Jonathan Dominitz ... Marine Embassy Guard #1
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Mike Anderson (Dolph Lundgren), a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands in the action thriller "Cover Up". Despatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an overseas US naval base, Anderson, a leading investigative journalist and ex-US marine, finds himself back on familiar ground. Instinct makes him question the official CIA explanation that cites an unknown terrorist group called Black October. Alone, and armed only with his combat training and determination to uncover the truth, he sets out to expose a complex and dangerous political web. Anderson quickly discovers he can trust no-one. Renewing a fiery affair with his ex-Iover Susan Clifford, now the US Embassy press attachee, he soon finds himself confronting an old adversary, CIA boss Lou Jackson. And when his former marine colleague Colonel John Cooper is murdered moments... Written by anonymous

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If the lies don't kill you, the truth will. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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The scene where Mike Anderson (Dolph Lundgren) runs through the mass of people during the Easter celebration, was shot during an actual enactment by pilgrims of the twelve stations of Christ. Hidden cameras were used to get the footage, and a pair of incognito Israeli National Squad paratroopers followed Lundgren for his protection. Nonetheless, pilgrims and tourists thought his fake blood was an actual wound, and "real" soldiers pointed M16 guns at Lundgren and got him down on the ground, as they had not been well informed of the film production. See more »

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Not too bad considering the budget
22 July 2001 | by mooselundgrenSee all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren plays a journalist who investigates an attack on a US army base,and Louis Gosset Jr seems to be stonewalling the story and when Lundgren's best friend Cooper is murdered (John Finn) Lundgren know's he's in danger and now he must know what's real and what's fake. Minor out Ok little thriller with a few surprises.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1991 (South Korea) See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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