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Gale Force (2002)

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A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island... See full summary »

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Jim Wynorski

Writer:

Steve Latshaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Sam Garrett
Susan Walters ... Susan Billings
Cliff De Young ... Stuart McMahon
Tim Thomerson ... Phillip Edwards
Marcia Strassman ... Kim Nelson
Dave Hager ... Whitney
Gretchen Palmer ... Tina Mason
William Zabka ... Rance
Eric James Virgets Eric James Virgets ... Jeffries
Renee Ridgeley ... Julie Connors
Bruce Nozick ... Jack MacRae
Tamara Davies ... Mindi Rain
Robert Clotworthy ... Bill Cassidy
Curtis Armstrong ... Steve Chaney
Michael Dudikoff ... Jared
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Storyline

A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten million dollars. Unbeknownst to the contestants, the game's host has struck a deal with the soldiers hired to guard the money, and does not really have the player's best interests, or even basic safety, at heart. Adding to the situation is a killer hurricane bearing down on the island. Who will walk away with the jackpot? Who will walk away at all? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Don't mess with mother nature

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gale Force - Die 10-Millionen-Dollar-Falle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The weather forecast showing a radar map of around Midway Island actually shows Santa Catalina Island, which is about 25 miles off the coast of California. Midway Island is in the middle of the Pacific Island. See more »

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Edited from Predator (1987) See more »

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Truly Painful
10 November 2005 | by UACWSee all my reviews

Give credit to writer Steve Latshaw for some memorable quotes in this masterpiece. For example, try this one on for size:

'It's our only chance!'

Who said Shakespeare was the bard?

This movie has been credited as being 'a good B movie'. Not even close. This movie is 'a bad Z movie'. It can't even make the end of the alphabet.

This is truly painful. It must have been at least mildly unpleasant for everyone except the writer, the director, and the money - who probably thought they had a winner on their hands.

Note the IMDb have no info on how much this blockbuster cost. Pocket change most likely.

But couldn't they have at least paid more money for a good screenplay? Or is that against the rules too?

Does a bad movie have to be bad through and through to really qualify as bad?

And don't forget to check out the filming locations for a really good laugh.


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