Born American (1986)
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"At the end of the movie I realized that I enjoyed watching it even with all it's faults."
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This is a very underrated and unappreciated 1980s action/horror movie filmed at the height of the Cold War. The leading actor is Mike Norris (Chuck's son). The plot is original and entertaining. Some young American 20-somethings go on a hunting trip on the Finland-USSR border. Yeah, I know what you're thinking: "What Americans in their right mind would go hunting along the Finland-USSR border at height of the Cold War?" Just keep in mind that these kids are not Princeton grads! After a few beers, they play a game of limbo at the border fence (again, not a smart move!). That would be enough excitement for most people, but not these geniuses. When they realize that the border is unguarded, they decide to up the ante and cross into the Soviet Union. Eventually, they get lost in some desolate Russian village and get framed for murder. They're then sent to a hellish Russian prison where inmates are used as human chess pieces. I thought it was entertaining!
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