THE DOGFIGHTERS is as inconsequential a film as they come. However, this action work-out benefits from the presence of star Robert Davi. Cast against type as a high-flyin' secret agent man, Davi can't pull the film out of a quicksand of Russian Mafia stereotypes, but he does command the
screen when he's on it, even during heady aerial sequences.
Having sufficiently annoyed the Pentagon Brass to drum him out of the military, iconoclastic legend Rowdy Welles (Davi) now wastes his talent on marijuana runs. By faking the death of one of Rowdy's one-night stands, CIA chief Dick Althorp (Ben Gazzara) blackmails the retired Welles into going
undercover. His assignment...