Laser Mission

Watch Laser Mission

"A race for world power - who will succeed: CIA or KGB"
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 3.5  (2,575)

Laser Mission is an action-packed film directed by BJ Davis that was released in 1989. The movie stars Brandon Lee, Debi A. Monahan, and Ernest Borgnine, and tells the story of Michael Gold (played by Lee), a mercenary who is hired by the CIA to retrieve a secret weapon from a military base in South Africa. The movie begins with an introduction to the main antagonist, a soviet general named Rausch (played by Borgnine) who is desperately trying to retrieve a stolen nuclear trigger mechanism. The American government has already sent several agents to retrieve the mechanism, but all of them have failed. This is where Michael Gold comes in. Gold is a highly skilled mercenary who is offered a handsome sum of money to retrieve the trigger mechanism.

Gold travels to South Africa where he meets Dr. Braun (played by Monahan), a scientist who has been working on a laser that can be used to destroy nuclear weapons. Together, they must find the trigger mechanism before Rausch does. During their mission, they encounter a variety of obstacles such as betrayals, shootouts, and car chases. Meanwhile, Rausch is in hot pursuit of the trigger mechanism and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

As Gold and Dr. Braun journey through South Africa, they encounter a variety of peculiar characters such as a group of rebel soldiers, corrupt politicians, and even a tribe of indigenous people. They must navigate through this complex web of characters in order to complete their mission.

The action sequences in Laser Mission are truly remarkable. Brandon Lee, who plays the lead role, is a highly skilled martial artist and it is evident in his fight scenes. The stunts are also very impressive, especially considering this film was made before the use of CGI was widespread. The car chases and explosions are all practical effects and are executed flawlessly.

Aside from the action, the film also has a strong message about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Dr. Braun's laser invention is a reflection of this message, as the laser can be used to destroy nuclear weapons before they harm innocent people. In an age where nuclear proliferation is still a threat, this message is still relevant today.

Overall, Laser Mission is a thrilling action film with heart. The performances by Brandon Lee and Ernest Borgnine are top-notch, and the practical effects are truly impressive. The movie's message about nuclear weapons gives it a deeper meaning that elevates it beyond a typical action movie. If you're a fan of 80s action movies, or just looking for a fun movie to watch, Laser Mission is definitely worth checking out.

Laser Mission is a 1990 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

Laser Mission
Where to Watch Laser Mission
Laser Mission is available to watch free on Plex and Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent Laser Mission for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 24 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    3.5  (2,575)