The Human Shield

1992, Movie, R, 90 mins

Apparently usurping South American drug cartels as the B-movie villains of choice, the Iraqis get another low-budget bashing in THE HUMAN SHIELD, a routine but capable action thriller directed by genre veteran Ted Post.

A prologue recounts how American advisor Doug Matthews (Michael Dudikoff) helped train the Iraqi military in tactics during their war against Ayatollah Khomeini only to object when Iraqi commander Ali Dallal (Steve Inwood) turns those tactics against unarmed Iraqi civilians, presumably the Kurds, who oppose Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. In preventing his summary execution of an elderly woman and a baby, Matthews dishonors Dallal by cutting his fac...

Released: 1992 Rated: R Length: 90 mins

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