Y2k

Co-producers, Deborah B. Gabler, Michael Derbas.

Co-producers, Deborah B. Gabler, Michael Derbas.

Directed by Richard Pepin. Screenplay, Terry Cunningham, Mick Dalrymple. Camera (FotoKem color), Ron Orieux; supervising editor, David Lloyd; music, John Sponsler; production designer, Steven Rinaldo. Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival (market), May 15, 1999. Running time: 103 MIN.

With: Louis Gossett Jr., Jaimz Woolvett, Ed O’Ross, Sarah Chalke, Malcolm McDowell, Rick Ravanello, Ismael Carlo.

The millennium bug is the gimmick that triggers this low-voltage actioner, in which a secret U.S. nuclear facility, established by the CIA in the Colombian jungles in the 1960s, must be destabilized because its computer thinks it’s 1969 and the U.S. has suffered a nuclear attack. It’s destination vidbins for this routine item.

A less than interesting team is dispatched by a twitchy general (Malcolm McDowell) to sort things out, including a CIA officer (Ed O’Ross), retired veteran (Louis Gossett Jr.) who designed the facility 30 years ago and a Y2K expert (Jaimz Woolvett). They’re joined by a female former KGB agent (Sarah Chalke), who’s on board presumably to provide some exotic femme interest. For much of its length, “Y2K” plods along in claustrophobic settings, first in the jungle, then in the secret underground silo that must be deactivated. Not surprisingly, one of the group proves to be a traitor. There’s not enough going on here for hard-core fans, and an insufficiently intriguing screenplay to elevate the film from its lowly status.

Y2k

(ACTION)

Production: A PM Entertainment Group presentation of a Richard Pepin/Joseph Merhi production. Produced by Pepin, Merhi. Executive producers, Carl Chapman, Mick Dalrymple, Terry Cunningham.

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