Synopsis: It’s equal parts Death Wish, Rambo and dog turds.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Dean Mitchell (Christopher Mitchum), an ex-Green Beret, accidentally kills a dope pusher. When word hits the street, a ruthless gang of junkies raids Mitchell’s home – they kill his son and rape his wife. The police have no clues but Mitchell stalks down the junkies one by one and kills them. The Federal Government has been watching Mitchell - they realize he is the perfect man for their secret mission in the Far East. Mitchell rounds up his old Vietnam platoon and together they return to Vietnam - this time for a different battle - a war on drugs!"
What Did I Learn?: Christopher Mitchum can’t act.
You Might Like This Movie If: Um...you won’t like this movie. (Warning: not work-friendly viewing)
Really?: I don’t know where to begin – nothing in this movie is remotely believable...the Asian drug lord is an old buddy of the commando team? Believe it or not, there’s a film loop near the end of the movie, so about ten minutes of footage is repeated. (And it wasn’t just my copy – comments left on imdb.com make it clear somebody did some atrocious post-production editing).
Rating: American Commandos is truly one of the worst pieces of cinematic crap I’ve ever seen. 1/10 stars.