When John Trevor decides to
skip out on the program he runs for the government and retire he is
pursued by his 2nd in command Frank Lassiter. The program
that Trevor ran for the government used training and drugs to create
the perfect killing machines, and not only did Trevor run the program,
but he himself was also on the drug regimen. So Lassiter is sent
to bring him back to the states before either the lack of drugs causes
him to lose control or someone forces him to reveal the secrets of the
program. Of course by the time that Lassiter finally catches up
to Trevor on the outskirts of Manila a crime boss has already beaten
him there. But the criminal gang soon discovers that threatening
Trevor when he is already on the edge isn’t a wise idea at all.
I probably enjoyed this movie
more than I should of. This is a cheap little “thriller” made
for the drive-in market by director William Girdler (Day of the Animals,
Grizzly) and starring a horribly miscast Leslie Neilson (Airplane) is
a real mess. The plot is full of holes and lacks a cohesive narrative.
Watching Leslie Neilson and Gary Lockwood (Star Trek, Six Million Dollar
Man) try to fake there way thru several martial arts fights is unintentionally
hilarious. The film, shot in the Philippines, also wastes the
talents of local actors Vic Diaz (The Big Birdcage) and Nancy Kwan by
giving them nothing to do but watch Neilson and Lockwood ham it up.
God help me I had blast watching this in spite of everything I just
wrote. Watching the cast struggle with the really horrible fight
choreography is entertaining. The clothes and music have a 70s
vibe to them that I’m embarrassed to say I enjoyed as well.
Hell the bad guys beat the crap out of a dude in a wheelchair for crying
out loud (of course he did shoot a couple of them first). Oh and
did you know that the thin plywood door to the bathroom can stop a hand
grenade? I know I didn’t!
This movie appeals to the drive-in
aficionado inside of me. So if you are a fan of bad movies and
are looking for a good way to kill 90 minutes then Project: Kill is
the film for you! It is bad and I’m still recommending it.
*This movie is available from
Mill Creek Entertainment. Check them out at http://www.millcreekent.com/
Rating - **1/2