Ambitious for a direct-to-video action pic, NO ESCAPE NO RETURN is burdened with drab cinematography and deficient sound recording. It nevertheless emerges as passable macho escapism about the teamwork of three renegade cops.
In the middle of an escalating drug war, corrupt DEA official Dante (Michael Nouri) formulates a plan that will later draw the scrutiny of Internal Affairs honcho James Mitchell (John Saxon). Dante selects three loose cannons--martial artist Johnny Cuff (Dustin Nguyen), demolition expert Billy
Sloan (Maxwell Caulfield), and legal whiz Ali Weston (Denise Loveday)--for an assignment better suited to less volatile personalities. Ordered to s...