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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

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

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Robert Cettl argues in his 2009 book "Terrorism in American cinema: an analytical filmography, 1960-2008" that the film revealed an alarmingly realist insight into U.S.-Middle Eastern politics and terrorism since the 2000s, dealing with an al-Qaeda-esque terrorist organization and the conspiracy theories that some believe the U.S. government is using the Middle East as a cover-up. See more »

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*1/2 OUT OF FIVE
7 July 2003 | by bronsonskull72See all my reviews

Dolph Lundgren as Mike Anderson a L.A journalist who flocks to Israel to probe an attack on a U.S base where he finds a cover-up. Cover-Up is just an all around disappointment, the movie is simplistic, predictable and has hardly any action until the final 30 minutes. Considering that nobody has ever watched a Dolph Lundgren movie for anything but action only adds to the futile surroundings. However a suspenseful climax saves it from being a turkey.


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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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