Writer-director James Glickenhaus's action-adventure record is a pretty good one, and its high point is SHAKEDOWN, with Peter Weller and Sam Elliott, which goes from one over-the-top setpiece to another without pausing to catch its breath. MCBAIN, unfortunately, represents the other end of
It starts, as so many stories seem to, in Viet Nam. A prisoner of war, McBain (Christopher Walken) is rescued by a group of weary American troops led by Santos (Chick Vennera); McBain swears that if Santos ever needs his help, he'll be there. Years pass and the debt comes due, but it's not Santos
who comes to collect. He's been betrayed by the CIA and killed in...