Rating: 8/10

Good gravy, the 70s were a great time for movies! It seems like they would greenlight a picture based on a single stunt or scene no matter how insane. In this movie there are two! Charles Bronson is excellent as an edge-of-the-law pilot tasked with breaking Robert Duvall(!) out of a Mexican prison. Also in the mix is a skinny, 70s Randy Quaid and screen legend John Huston. So much star power in what is essentially a Canon-level B-movie. Duvall is underused but Bronson shines with his largely comedic take on his role. This is not a great movie by any stretch, but the final act makes up for all the laggy middle bits. There’s some great aerial stunts and a balls-to-the-metal ending for the main villain.

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