Strike Back

Strike Back

Season One

DVD - 2012
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Michael Stonebridge, a British sergeant in the ultra secret Section 20 anti-terrorist team, and Damien Scott, a Delta Forces operative who was disgraced and discharged on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, criss-cross the globe on the trail of a deadly international terrorist named Latif, who is planning a major attack involving a cache of WMD that could have global repercussions. Includes special features.
Publisher: [United States] : HBO Home Entertainment, 2012.
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
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misatim
Sep 08, 2018

The story line is entertaining unfortunately they didn't trust their own talent, and tossed in nude scenes for no reason. (Note: the casting has a thing for Blonde women in the first five episodes) The nude scenes cheapen the whole production and make the male characters look stupid. Sad that they did that. Another point is, yes you guessed it, the villain is non "white". The whole storyline was good. They didn't need to hit people over the head with the bad guy and nude women. Maybe they will learn from their mistakes and trust talent over sleaze. Would I watch it again, yes just cause the explosions were so well done, and that takes talent.

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LauraSteinert
Aug 12, 2018

Apparently, the director had all the prostitutes watch the same porn clip so they could all make the same fake orgasm noises. I missed the plot, if there was one, and after the third or fourth "brains blowing out the side of the head" scene, it wasn't even gross anymore just excessive.

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duanetucker
Feb 09, 2018

Formulaic, crude and contrived, it’s a comic book look at spy craft. Stick with Le Carre if you’re looking for art — for the real deal.

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wongsokguan
Dec 09, 2016

Sex and violence! That's what it's all about.

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Shaka617
Aug 27, 2015

Predictable Macho BS! Filled with unnecessary sex scenes! All the female agents are super models, etc. Not what I expected! I was turned off!
I found the TV series the Unit about the Delta Force more appealing!

BookReviewer2015 Dec 06, 2014

One of the best shows on television!

Great action, great humour, and plots that mirror geopolitics recently!

Viewer discretion is advised though.

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new_orleansguy
Oct 19, 2014

This is actually Season 2 of STRIKE BACK. Very few people are aware that a first series of 6 episodes was made, for the British market, with Richard Armitage in the lead role, and Andrew Lincoln (of WALKING DEAD) as the villain. When it was announced that a second series would be made, with the U.S. cable channel CINEMAX involved, Armitage declined to do it, as he was already filming THE HOBBIT in New-Zealand. He did agree to make a cameo appearance in the first episode of the second series though, and it is his character's abduction and murder that sets the event of series 2 in motion, and introduces us to the two new characters that would star in the show from now on. A fifth series of STRIKE BACK was scheduled to go into production earlier this year but while on a publicity tour in Thailand for his movie "300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE" actor Sullivan Stapelton was badly hurt in a road accident and suffered a serious head injury. Production for the new series was thus pushed back to early next year, with a late-2015 or early-2016 airing on Cinemax. And it will be the last series, according to the production team.

kevfarley Jan 03, 2014

Macho escape, non-stop action, frequent sex, and a plunging plot. Great to see a bunch of epidodes in a back-to-back all night binge !
Some of the firefights are a bit magical, others are better done.
Suspend disbelief and political correctness,.. so you can enjoy your bad self !

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wayne_wu
May 06, 2013

Very good episode. It is better made than a lot of action movies.

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LIBRARY3
Jan 30, 2013

Pornographic smut. Returned with note to library.

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Mar 09, 2013

Sexual Content: female nudity

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