A quartet of American soldiers in the waning days of the Gulf War find a map that leads to a massive stash of Kuwaiti gold held by Saddam Hussein's forces. Getting the gold proves a cake walk, but Iraqi citizens who counted on the Americans to help in their fight for freedom are left hanging in the wind when the U.S. Forces decide to clear out. This troubles the souls of the quartet who put their fortunes on the line to help the locals.
ambitious comedy-war film, liberally borrowing it's storyline from
KELLY'S HEROES and it's tone from THE WILD BUNCH. Heavy doses of
stylish filmatics and a good deal of unpredictable antics make the
film fun, and while the film does tend to make missteps, the
compelling and often uneasily funny moments are enough to make one
overlook the shortcomings in story, in particularly Nora Dunn and her
newscrew serving to annoy on their every appearance. Good
performances by the leads, unique filmmaking from Russell, and lots
of boldness hold all this chaos together for a satisfying action
flick. Audacious, over the top, and an odyssey worth taking.
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