In “The Commando” we meet James Baker (Michael Jai White). Until recently, he was one of the top agents of the US Department of Drug Trafficking (DEA). However, following a mission that went terribly wrong, he resigned and has been suffering from post-traumatic stress ever since.
Nevertheless, he soon has to take up arms again. Because the house where James lives with his family used to belong to the criminal Johnny (Mickey Rourke). He has just been released from prison and now wants to get the chunk of dollars he had deposited there before his arrest.
Unfortunately, Johnny’s teenage daughters had found the bag of money a while ago and had already spent some without telling their parents. Now Johnny takes the girls hostage and demands the full amount from James, which of course he doesn’t have. So he is forced to free his children from the psychopath’s power in a different way. A bitter life-or-death struggle ensues…
“The Commando” will be released in Germany on July 8, 2022 with FSK 16 approval on Blu-ray and DVD. Both discs can already be pre-ordered from online retailers such as Amazon. If you can’t stand it that long, you can watch the film Rent or buy digitally now and then stream immediately:
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Smoke Filled Lungs director Asif Akbar directs the action thriller, which stars Mickey Rourke and Michael Jai White. The two actors had already competed against each other in “Take Back – Your Past Will Catch Up With You” last year.
Hollywood veteran Rourke’s career is now in its fifth decade. His major films include Sin City 1 & 2, Angel Heart, The Wrestler, 9 1/2 Weeks and Iron Man 2. White has also been in business for over 30 years. Action fans will recognize the former martial arts pro from titles like the terrific blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite, Undisputed 2, The Fighters series and Triple Threat. On TV he was seen in a recurring role in “Arrow”.
There are various other well-known names in the supporting parts, such as Jeff Fahey from “The Lawnmower Man” and the cult series “Lost”, the Canadian Brendan Fehr (“Roswell”, “Finale Destination”), Gianni Capaldi (“A Day To Die ‘), UFC athlete Donald Cerrone (‘The Equalizer 2’) and soap opera star John Enos III (‘Shadows of Love’, ‘Days of Our Lives’).
Finally, we have the trailer for you again in the original English version:
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