NO MAN ON EARTH COULD GET HIM OUT OF PRISON ALIVE. SEVEN WOMEN WILL TRY.
HIRED TO KILL is one of those essential late-’80s / early-’90s “it done blown up real good” actioners all the rage in the VHS era -- featuring guns, girls and a plethora of budget-busting explosions for good measure!
Distinctively-featured action movie staple Brian Thompson (whose brief turn in THE TERMINATOR led to a starring villain role in Stallone’s COBRA) stars as a mercenary sent to track down a rebel leader in hostile territory. Posing as a fashion designer(!), he won’t be going it alone, as he’ll be aided by seven beautiful -- but deadly -- female fighters.
Whilst the opportunity to see George Kennedy and Oliver Reed (behind an elaborate mustache) chewing up the scenery merits the price of the admission alone, HIRED TO KILL is also noteworthy as being co-directed by Nico Mastorakis: the man behind such boundary-pushing cult favorites like ISLAND OF DEATH.