Extreme Honor Release Date: 2001 Genre: Action Director(s): Steven Rush Writer(s): Steven Rush Starring: Dan Andersen, Michael Ironside, Oliver Gruner, Michael Madsen Producers realized long ago that to sell a direct-to-video film effectively, a star’s presence can be minimal. Look no further than MTI’s January release of Prize Fighter. The filmmakers only had Gary Busey […]

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Extreme Honor
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Action
Director(s): Steven Rush
Writer(s): Steven Rush
Starring: Dan Andersen, Michael Ironside, Oliver Gruner, Michael Madsen

Producers realized long ago that to sell a direct-to-video film effectively, a star’s presence can be minimal. Look no further than MTI’s January release of Prize Fighter. The filmmakers only had Gary Busey for a fraction of a day, yet were able to sell their horrible movie to a reputable company simply because they hired Gary Busey. But what do you do for the other 70, 80, or 85 minutes of the movie?

Yes, that’s right. You grab yourself a no-name actor with a limited amount of talent and center the film around him, with the ‘name’ actor(s) popping up every so often to keep things rolling.

With Extreme Honor, the formula works to a degree. Dan Andersen, who if my assumption is right is not softcore actor (not to mention husband of Kira Reed) Dan Anderson, doesn’t appear to have acted in anything besides Extreme Honor. So it’s no surprise that the burly man doesn’t have too much on-screen presence. Thankfully, though, much of his role doesn’t require charisma.

John Kennedy Brascoe (Andersen) was once a respected Navy Seal, but after his partner Cody (Gruner) shoots a child, things turn upside down. Cody, who has quite a lot to gain from the incident, weaves a book of lies in order to get Brascoe a dishonorable discharge. Shortly after, with his wife having left him, he’s told that the one thing left in his life is about to die. Enter the sick kid, who is going to die if Brascoe fails to come up with the five million dollars required for a new treatment. And when a rich politician (Ironside) denies his request despite Brascoe’s knowledge of the man’s wrongdoings, it’s up to Brascoe and old friend Sparks (Madsen) to rob his office in order to save his son’s life.

Extreme Honor is mostly routine fare. Scratch that. Extreme Honor IS routine fare. You know you’re in for mediocrity when Oliver Gruner of all people delivers the best acting. Ironside is just kind of “there,” while Madsen, who once again shows up for work in another stupid hat (see the eventual review of Choke), is here to get a quick check. And Andersen, well, there’s a reason he found another career.

It’s not all bad, though, but that’s simply because it follows the formula well.

DVD: Barebones.

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