Directed by: Bruno Mattei
Screenplay: Rossella Drudi & Claudio Fragasso
Starring: Brent Huff, Max Laurel, Romano Puppo, Candice Daly, Robert Marius & Werner Pocath
Ah Bruno Mattei (billed here as Bob Bunter!) you really have outdone ones-self with the truly sublime, Cop Game. The director of such treats as Strike Commando, Shocking Dark and the explosion heavy masterpiece Double Target, reached new heights of action absurdness in Cop Game. So low rent is this Italian action trash (cribbing a good deal of footage from some of the films mentioned above!) that it fuses an 80s tough cop film with an 80s jungle warfare action film to often hilarious and explosion fuelled heights. Awesomeness, obviously, ensues.
Brent Huff (Strike Commando 2, Gwendoline) over acts (i.e. shouts!) as tough no-nonsense cop Morgan who along with his partner Hawk (Max Laurel) are on the trail of some rogue soldiers who are killing members of a group called The Cobra Force. During their investigations (i.e. shouting at everyone, shooting their guns and generally getting pissed off at everything!) the two military cops uncover a conspiracy that may also involve Russian spies and even take a sojourn into the jungle to fire heavy artillery from a helicopter and blow up some jungle huts. Cool!
It’s hard to encapsulate all that is incredible about Cop Game but knowing there is car chase with model cars, an actual Cop Game theme tune (that someone wrote and composed!) and a bunch of explosions goes some way to putting it into a nutshell, meaning one really should experience this film as soon as humanely possible.