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      Virtual Assassin

      R 1995 1h 39m Action List
      Reviews 16% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A scientist's (Suki Kaiser) computer virus is the quarry of an Internet criminal (Brion James) bent on controlling the world in the 21st century. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Sep 29, 2005 Full Review Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 2/10 Jul 31, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I have an insane, unhealthy addiction to any film starring Michael "Dude"ikoff. Being a huge Cannon film buff I first saw such 'astonishing' Dudikoff performances in such films as "American Ninja", "Avenging Force" and "Platoon Leader". For the most part I haven't seen many films he did after Cannon languished... and "Cyberjack" proves it's for good reason. The plot is nothing more than a lame "Die Hard" rip-off with healthy dose of that virtual high-tech bullshit that so many films in the early 90s tried to capitalize on. Dudikoff is a burnt out ex-cop that takes the job as a janitor for a computer virus facility. After grimacing through some sequences where he flirts with his boss's daughter, the building he works at gets high jacked by a psychotic albino (Brion James) that just happens to be the same guy that blew his partner away. Now it's time to go all John McClane on their asses. So many plot elements are recycled from "Die Hard" that one will fill an head-ache inducing sense of deja vu waving over them. Crawling through ductwork: check. Killing guy to get machine gun: check. Hero clashing with police outside: check. Trust me, all the "Die Hard" cliché's are here. Aside from the "Die Hard" elements the high tech futuristic portion of the plot is also completely ridiculous. Our head villain wants a computer virus injected into his body in order for him to go viral. Seriously, are we ripping off "The Lawnmower Man" also? Hell, I will admit the plot is more intriguing than "Lawnmower Man 2". The production values are low and Dudikoff's performance is on caliber of stiff cardboard, but all this is to be expected. Veteran actor Brion James ("Blade Runner") steals the show as our villain but his appearance is so god damn hokey that he only induces laughter instead of terror. His white albino look and crazy 80's fountain hair is nothing more than absolute ludicrousness. Come on guys, this is the same guy that gave us the insane sadistic performance in "The Horror Show" so give him some dignity when he appears on screen! "Cyberjack" is nothing more than an extremely low rent futuristic action film that serves nothing more than filler on the video store rental shelves. At the same time it proves that Dudikoff sorely misses the B-action magic of the Cannon film logo in order to make is drivel at least entertaining. My advice is to skip it unless you catch it on a midnight showing due to insomnia. The film ironically was released under two separate titles no doubt wanting to fool people into renting such drivel twice thinking their getting a different film. The first is the more catchy and fitting "Cyberjack" and the other is the utterly generic "Virtual Assassin." The version I own on DVD is under the latter title from Lionsgate and it's obvious "Virtual Assassin" is not the original title as the font and cheap graphics look nothing like the rest of the opening credits. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member movie so so,soundtrack excellent Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member nicee actioner about a janitor who kicks ass to stop cyber terrorists Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Cheesy Die Hard ripoff. Dudikoff acts with his usual amount of 'skill', but Brion James is a badass, as per normal, in it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrible. Un scenario (merdique), des acteurs (mauvais), de l'action (a endormir un cafeinomane), des effets speciaux (a faire pleurer de rire G.Lucas), des decors (en carton pate) : j'en ai encore mal aux cotes, c'est deja ca. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The long and the short of this movie is basically Die Hard set in the future. Same cop as hero, same terrorist with one liners, same dumb henchmen, same police squad arriving 20 minutes after the shyt hits the fan. Cyberjack is interesting for this reason alone, if you liked Die Hard you'll kinda like this one. The plot is a down on his luck ex-cop gets thrust into a hero's role when a terrorist from his past along with unfriendly helpers show up to steal a computer virus. You know the rest, good guy goes through the henchmen before nailing the boss and getting the girl. Some stuff I should point out. There is one henchmen with a Jamaican accent who smokes and his name is Reef. Not that this is stereotypical or anything. The one liners from Naseem the bad guy are funny though. "I'm in a room with a bunch of helpless people. In a few moments, one of them is gonna contract a 44 calibur sinus infection!" and "You gonna hand over the virus, or do I have to put a very large hole in your frontal lobe?" Ripoff but interesting....2 1/2 out of 5 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A scientist's (Suki Kaiser) computer virus is the quarry of an Internet criminal (Brion James) bent on controlling the world in the 21st century.
      Director
      Robert Lee
      Producer
      John A. Curtis
      Production Co
      Everest Pictures Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 4, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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