Aurora: Operation Intercept

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"Beyond speed, beyond war, beyond control!"
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 3.6  (351)

In Aurora: Operation Intercept, Bruce Payne plays Agent Jack Begosian, a top-notch DEA agent who is renowned for his expertise in drug trafficking. Natalya Andreychenko stars as Ludmilla Berezovsky, a Russian scientist who is working on a highly potent and dangerous narcotic known as Aurora. Lance Henriksen is the villainous General Tomkins.

The movie begins in South America, where Agent Begosian has just completed a successful drug bust. As he celebrates with his team, he receives a call notifying him of a potentially catastrophic situation involving Aurora. Ludmilla has developed the drug in Russia and it is about to hit the US market. Aurora is deadlier and more addictive than any drug they have ever seen before, and Begosian knows he needs to act fast to stop the drug from spreading.

Begosian then makes his way over to Moscow where he is tasked with stopping the Aurora from being smuggled into the United States. He is aided by two other DEA agents who are embedded in Russia, played by Alex Marquez and Robert Delveccio. The team quickly learns that General Tomkins, a rogue military commander, is the mastermind behind the Aurora smuggling ring.

As the story unfolds, we witness the lengths that Begosian and his team go to in order to stop Aurora from being smuggled into the country. They are forced to navigate through high-level corruption, violent blowback from the criminal underworld, and Tomkins’ forceful attempts to stop them.

What sets Aurora: Operation Intercept apart from other action movies of its time is its unique setting. The film takes place in a post-Cold War Russia where the country is slowly recovering from its tumultuous past. The movie also features some stunning set pieces, including intense car chases, explosive fight scenes, and heart-stopping shootouts.

Bruce Payne is the standout performer in Aurora: Operation Intercept. He brings a level of intensity and gravitas to the role of Jack Begosian that is hard to match. Payne is clearly having a great time playing this character and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Natalya Andreychenko also delivers a strong performance as Ludmilla Berezovsky. She plays the role of a scientist who is caught up in something much bigger than herself with aplomb. Lance Henriksen is equally impressive as the villainous General Tomkins. Henriksen is no stranger to playing the bad guy, but he infuses Tomkins with a sense of menace that makes him stand out from his other roles.

The movie is not perfect, however. The plot can be a bit convoluted at times, and the pacing can be erratic. But what Aurora: Operation Intercept lacks in narrative coherence, it more than makes up for in sheer entertainment value.

Overall, Aurora: Operation Intercept is an action-packed thriller that is sure to please fans of the genre. Bruce Payne is at his best, the Russian setting is a nice change of pace, and the action scenes are thrilling. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but it is certainly worth checking out.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    3.6  (351)