Red Scorpion

Red Scorpion (1988)

They think they control him. Think again.

  • Genre: Adventure, Action, War
  • Release Date: 1988-12-24
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 245 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Scorpion Film Production
  • Production Country: Namibia, South Africa, United States of America
  • Director: Joseph Zito
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A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels.

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  • Dolph Lundgren

    as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Dewey Ferguson
  • Al White

    as Kallunda Kintash
  • T. P. McKenna

    as General Vortek
  • Carmen Argenziano

    as Colonel Zayas
  • Alex Colon

    as Sgt. Mendez
  • Brion James

    as Krasnov
  • Ruben Nthodi

    as Ango Sundata
  • Vusi Dibakwane

    as Guerilla Officer
  • James Mthoba

    as Guerilla Officer
  • Dinky Motsemme

    as Guerilla Officer
  • Ernest Ndhlovu

    as Guerilla Guard
  • Thapelo Mofokeng

    as Guerilla
  • Mxolisi Hulana

    as Guerilla
  • Nicky Rebelo

    as Occupation Officer
  • Drummond Marais

    as Occupation Officer
  • Charles Comyn

    as Occupation Officer
  • Tullio Moneta

    as Occupation Soldier
  • Jurgen Hellberg

    as Occupation Sergeant
  • Graham Clarke

    as Soldier
  • Irene Stephano

    as Cuban Stenographer
  • Nomsa Nene

    as Noe Kossongo
  • Elijah Dhlamini

    as Elano
  • Patrick Shai

    as African Soldier
  • Peter Se-Puma

    as African Driver
  • Tu Nokwe

    as Hooker
  • Salathial Maake

    as Old Man
  • Regopstaan

    as Gao
  • Anthony Fridjhon

    as General Alfonso Callaraga (as Tony Fridjohn)
  • Greg Latter

    as Russian Soldier
  • Robin Smith

    as Russian Officer
  • Neo Matsunyane

    as Beaten Prisoner
Production Daniel Sklar Executive Producer
Directing Joseph Zito Director
Writing Arne Olsen Screenplay
Sound Jay Chattaway Original Music Composer
Camera João Fernandes Director of Photography
Production Jack Abramoff Producer
Editing Daniel Loewenthal Editor
Production Robert Abramoff Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Tom Savini Makeup Artist
Production Paul Erickson Executive Producer
Crew Greg Powell Stunts