TRAINED TO KILL is a conventional revenge melodrama distinguished only by some gratuitous violence, as ultra-butch martial artists defend themselves against a return-to-Vietnam backdrop.
Ed Cooper (Chuck Connors) rescues his Cambodian love child Samnaug (Glen Eaton) from sniper-infested rice paddies and, back in the US, introduces Sam to his caring wife Martha (Arlene Golonka); supportive son Matt (Frank Zagarino); and Matt's girlfriend Jessie (Lisa Aliff). But the happy
homecoming is short-lived. Ed is unprepared for the re-emergence of Ace Duran (Henry Silva), an implacable foe whose enmity dates back to Ed's days of battling the Khmer Rouge. Duran springs h...