Directed with the throttle wide open, pic roots itself firmly in very fresh history, then proceeds to brashly rewrite it, thereby turning itself into an exercise in wish fulfilment for those who favor using force instead of diplomacy.

Directed with the throttle wide open, pic roots itself firmly in very fresh history, then proceeds to brashly rewrite it, thereby turning itself into an exercise in wish fulfilment for those who favor using force instead of diplomacy.

First hour is mostly devoted to what seems to be a quite accurate rendition of the 1985 TWA Athens hijacking.

From here, film is purest fantasy pitting the noble Yankees against the dirty, low-down Palestinians. In an attempt at ‘make my day’ immortality, Chuck Norris growls at one of them, ‘Sleep tight, sucker,’ before blowing him away, and gets a chance to make ample use of his martial arts skills.

The Delta Force

Production

Cannon. Director Menahem Golan; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay James Bruner, Menahem Golan; Camera David Gurfinkel; Editor Alain Jakubowicz; Music Alan Silvestri; Art Director Luciano Spadoni

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 129 MIN.

With

Chuck Norris Lee Marvin Martin Balsam Joey Bishop Robert Forster Lainie Kazan
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