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What is more or less a knockoff of the Bionic Woman, it still has enough heart and laughs to make it interesting enough to sit through. The cast is swell, the dialog is a bit clunky, and the plot is a bit messy. The film has its ups and downs, and probably isn't too memorable, but doesn't do much wrong.
Friday, November 15, 2013
(1993) Running Delilah
Originally aired on ABC, now available on rental starring one of the "Sex And City" stars Kim Cattrall as title character Delilah as an undercover gov't agent working for Judith(Diana Rigg) along with close partner Paul played by Billy Zane. Now before I go on, I first want to remind viewers to acknowledge the time this movie was made which was in 1993 because as an open minded person I have the habit to attempt in looking at the big picture, in this case that it was made way "before" America went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Delilah is in undercover attempting to infiltrate seedy dealings regarding illegal sales of plutonium nuclear weapons to terrorists. She finally get caught and then she gets dumped into some river before being shot up by the bad guys goons. And the next thing you know she's being taken to a top secret gov't facility where a great portion of her limbs are being replaced by robotic limbs that possess the same strong capabilities as the "Terminator" or the "Bionic Woman", pointing out that if you're a physically wounded war veteran of any limbs or if you know someone who have been wounded by serving may not like some of the sentimental aspects of this movie since there were some unconvincing scenes of Delilah saying that she rather be dead than to possess limbs that is capable to contain super human abilities blah, blah, blah, such as one of her eyes was replaced with a robotic eye that can make all her shooting targets be perfect. And that she also has a photographic memory and of course, one of her arms is naturally stronger than any human being no matter how strong you are which I must confess it sometimes look like a 5 year old punching a bulky football player where the film dwells more time into showcasing her bionic abilities than using it for anything else. Because of what happened since the film's original release on TV many things had happened since then and that as a result of those events made this film much harder to watch since as I was watching this I was like some of those wounded war veterans don't mind getting bionic limbs that's better and stronger than a human. The only bright spot is the appearance of the Diana Rigg character who was made famous by starring in "The Avengers" as Emma Peel for it's nice to see what she looked like in the year of 1993.
2 out of 4 stars
Running Delilah is a fun sci-fi film about a woman who becomes bionic after being killed on a mission. While the story is familiar and cliched, I enjoyed the acting and I liked the chemistry between Kim Catrall and Billy Zane. The film is funny when it wants to be and action-packed at times as well. It's a fun, underrated gem that is worth watching.
Lifeless rip-off of TV's <i>The Bionic Woman</i>.