Opposing Force (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Opposing Force (1986)





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US air force lieutenant Lisa Echhorn is determined to prove her mettle by taking a grueling escape-and-evasion course. Along with several other trainees, Echhorn is parachuted to a remote island where she is to be tracked down by the "enemy". Reluctantly teamed with major Tom Skerritt, who has been injured in the jump, Echhorn successfully reaches the "safe" goal she's been assigned, only to learn that she has been dragooned into a far more deadly training program than she'd expected. Put to work in a hard labor camp, Echhorn is subjected to various and sundry humiliations by master sadists Anthony Zerbe and Richard Roundtree. What started out as mere "war games" ends in dead seriousness as Echhorn is forced to face her tormentors alone. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Linda Cowgill, Gil Cowna
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HBO Video


Robert Wightman
as Gen. McGowan
John Considine
as Gen. MacDonald
Paul Joynt
as Ripkin
Jay Louden
as Stevenson
Ken Wright
as Conway
Scott Sanders
as De Carlo
Bill Kipp
as Guard
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Critic Reviews for Opposing Force

All Critics (2)

An effective, but little-known action-thriller about a military-training exercise taken too far by a crazy commanding officer.

February 17, 2006

Full Review… | September 10, 2002
Montreal Film Journal

Audience Reviews for Opposing Force

This is a very OK and even gritty film that not many people know about. You had to watch Sinemax late at night to see it, but so what what's your TV for anyway? Any film with babe-o-delicious Lisa Eichhorn is worth staying up for...

W O.
W Osgood

Not a bad movie, actually. One interesting bit of trivia: In this 1986 movie, Lisa Eichhorn's character gets waterboarded -- long before most of us had ever heard of waterboarding. They depicted it accurately, too. In fact, I think Eichhorn may really have been briefly waterboarded for the filming.

Kirby Palm

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