The Firing Line (1991) from Tuna

The Firing Line (1991) is a terrible action film staring Reb Brown as an American adviser to some central American country, who discovers that he is not on the moral side. Along the way, he acquires sporting goods saleswoman Shannon Tweed, and the two join the rebels, who really need Tweed because superior athletic footgear is the key to the struggle against tyranny. Plus she can outfit them all alike, and they feel like more of a "team", even if it is the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The first 8 minutes is a jungle firefight with hoards of vaguely military people shooting each other, and a helicopter with unlimited missiles joining in. Since we don't know any characters at this point, it is hard to follow. The film doesn't improve much from there.  


Tweed shows buns, and maybe breasts during a swim in the river, and possibly a breast in a lovemaking scene at night

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Lines are so woodenly delivered that the film becomes laughable, and I  can only recommend it for one of those stoned MST 2000 parties.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.2 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, I say D

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