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The Delta Force

1986 / 125m - USA
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A pretty basic 80s action flick, starring Chuck Norris. It's one of those films that got a lot of air time on TV back in the day, probably because it was part of some package deal, and it was cheaper to re-air than buy new films. I never watched it before though, I wasn't that big on 80's action as a kid either.

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Palestinian terrorists (off to a good start there) hijack an American passenger plane and force the crew to fly to Beirut. The Pentagon sends the Delta Force, a specialized team trained to handle these kinds of situations, to solve the problem. It's not going to be easy if they want to resolve the situation without making civilian victims.

The soundtrack is terrible, the performances are cheesy and the action is rather blah. The film is also way too long (crossing the 2-hour mark) and the pacing is all over the place. The film offers some very simple genre fun, but it's not enough to get to the end without looking at the clock once in a while.